So.... It's been awhile...

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Doc OG posted this 01 February 2018

So what's been going on?  What happened to the old S7?  And why do we need to answer a question to register?  

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Fabrizo posted this 03 February 2018

I missed the take down as well, but from what I gather,

Skyhigh needed to move the site, and there were some technical complications involved in that that made it impractical/impossible to transfer the data from the old site, and/or set the new one up again like the old one.

Advanced notice was given for people to get any info they didn't want to lose off the old site, but many people (like myself) never noticed the warning as we were not dropping by a lot.

Don't recall anything about questions. I found the new site shortly after it had gone like, don't recall if there were any registration questions or if so what they were.

Doc OG posted this 03 February 2018

The question was "Who controlled communications within the Inner Sphere" or something like that so I put ComStar, but that was invalid.  So then I was like OK, Word of Blake, but that was wrong too.  Comstar was the correct answer.

So is BT still alive and well?  It looked like CBT.com is no more. What's new in the world?

Fabrizo posted this 03 February 2018

That does sound familiar now that you mention it.

Battletech is alive, how well it is I'm not sure.

They havent put out a novel since Dark Ages novel since 2009. They did put out a book in each 2015 & 2016 set in the pre-Jihad timeline, but they were the 1st two since 2003. I highly doubt more will follow.

As far as the tabletop game goes, they are still putting out source books, but they haven't done much more than ~15 page books highlighting certain worlds in the past 2 years.

Computer game side seems to be doing OK. Mechwarrior 5:Mercenaries is in production, and original creator Jordan Weisman & game company Harebrained Schemes are about finished with a turnbased game that should be out (hopefully), in the next few months.

Doc OG posted this 04 February 2018

Interesting.  Is that turn based game like MegaMek?

Fabrizo posted this 04 February 2018

Doc OG posted this 04 February 2018

Interesting

Doc OG posted this 10 February 2018

So I really haven't been into BT for many years, and my books are collecting dust so I've decided to sell them.  They're up on the eBay.  If people are interested, I'll list them here when I can.

icehellion posted this 10 February 2018

So is BT still alive and well?  It looked like CBT.com is no more. What's new in the world?

 

The website is alive, check http://bg.battletech.com/

Fang posted this 09 November 2018

So...everything is gone. Step away to take care of RL for a year or ten then come back to nothing. Ugh.

icehellion posted this 09 November 2018

We are still there, split among different things and real life issues but we are still hanging around.

Prince posted this 10 November 2018

So...everything is gone. Step away to take care of RL for a year or ten then come back to nothing. Ugh.

I like to think of it as "spring cleaning" in the most expedient manor. Besides, how well did you expect a website and its data made in ~2003 to transfer to current scripting?

Lord Cain posted this 21 November 2018

I'm alive!

Thunder posted this 23 November 2018

Explain your absence! And the results of the Assault lances in the previous nuts and bolts event!

Now seriously, how are you, and whats been happening?

icehellion posted this 23 November 2018

And the results of the Assault lances in the previous nuts and bolts event!

That would be great

 

And we missed you.

MajorTom posted this 02 January 2019

BT is alive and actually surging a little thanks to HBS's game and Catalyst finally getting box sets out. In regards to S7, basically what Fabrizo said: Skyhigh needed to transfer web services, the new service didn't like the old site, so it stayed down. I talked to Skyhigh and got these forums online, but unfortunately this is about as much as I think we'll ever see of the old Solaris 7. Still a great place to catch up with "the old gang"

Thunder posted this 04 January 2019

Well since you have better contacts then we do,  can you ask Skyhigh if there is a backup of the old S7?  And how much it would cost to get a copy?

Rknight posted this 25 June 2019

Holy Cow!! Look at all those names. Haven't seen this bunch in a while

icehellion posted this 26 June 2019

Holy Cow!! Look at all those names. Haven't seen this bunch in a while

 

We are the names?

Rknight posted this 27 June 2019

LOL Yepp. Gotta say I miss  the old S7.

 

I wonder if it  would be possible to crank that up again?

Fabrizo posted this 14 July 2019

I'm sure it would be possible. Whether there is the demand and if anyone has the time, money, and inclination to is another question.

Prince posted this 17 July 2019

I'm sure it would be possible. Whether there is the demand and if anyone has the time, money, and inclination to is another question.

The real question is- would that even be a good idea? You're talking about restarting a website that was running the latest technology of ~2006 after all.

Thunder posted this 17 July 2019

Not about the website itself.  I just want to salvage all the designs and fluff that were on it when it went down.

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