Hi, everyone. I've had ICW installed for a few months now, and have been playing it on-and-off (as I do with everything, lol). I just finished my third GC, the Black Fleet Crisis one. I played a long GC as the Empire of the Hand, though, and so far they're definitely my favorite faction. I love how different they are compared to anything else in the game, both visually and gameplay-wise. I love how creative their designs are, like the Nuruodo with all its guns on one side and its hangars on the other; or the amazing Chaf with its low, sleek superstructure and distinctive fan tail; or the Au'riette with its long hangar, like an miniature Venator... Anyway, I'm definitely stoked for 2.2; I started lurking around here a week or two ago to find out more about the update, and I finally decided to create an account today.
PS: It's so cool to be on a forum that uses the Simple Machines Forum. I'm a long-time member of another forum that uses SMF, but I don't see many other places do that. A lot of forums seem to use this design
instead, which I find a lot more irritating to use.