Register    Login    Forum    Search    FAQ

Board index » Public Forums » The Lobby




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Banzai FAQ
 Post Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:06 am 
Offline
Team Banzai
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:07 pm
Posts: 16
Location: Lenoir, NC
What is Team Banzai?
The complete answer to that question would fill a novel. Not a good novel, mind you. It would be a long, sordid tale with entire chapters about wombats, cheese, cranial trauma and trouser theft. No one in their right mind would publish such a novel, and if they did slander, lawsuits, bitter recriminations and international incidents would be the inevitable result.

So let's stick with the short answer, shall we? The short answer is that TB is a group of scruffy misfits, like-minded gamers and friends who formed a Mechwarrior unit/clan/team/faction about a decade ago. A list of relevant keywords would include terms like Irreverent, Goofy, Good Natured and Open. In spite of all that, TB established a reputation as a competitive unit and was considered a force to be reckoned with in several MW4 Leagues.

If you're wondering if we are that Team Banzai, then yes - that's us.

But the days of competitive MW4 League play are long past. The team has been basically mothballed, and the Banzai Institute has pretty much been a social hangout for 4 or 5 years now. We consider the fact that it's still here, and that people still hang out and drop by, to be a testament to how tight our group was. That's a pretty big deal to us.


What is the Banzai Institute?
That's what we call our website and forums. When TB was originally founded the concept we wanted to demonstrate was that you could field a competitive team, while still being an asset to the community, helping new players learn the game, and helping existing players to improve their skills. The Institute was conceived as a place where we could host guides, tutorials, and walkthroughs. All that is gone now, and none of it would be relevant anyway, but the name remains because we like it.


Is Team Banzai going to be active in Mechwarrior: Online?
We honestly don't know yet. A lot of us have tried it. Some of us are playing it actively. Others are keeping an eye on it to see how it develops. If we reach any kind of 'critical mass' of interest, we may get involved in an organized way. We're taking a "wait and see" approach, and at this point, the final verdict on that is probably months down the road. If we don't get into it as a group, some members will probably get involved with other MW:O units.


Is Team Banzai going to play MW:O Community Warfare as the 'Team Banzai' mercenary unit?
Nobody really knows how that's going to work yet, and it's an especially odd case for us. Banzai was sort of a canon merc unit, and sort of not. How PGI wants to address all of that is up to them. It certainly wouldn't be a very interesting merc unit, because they would only ever work for the Davions anyway. Similar to the last question, the answer would be that we're taking a "wait and see" approach.


Is Team Banzai recruiting MW:O players?
We've never recruited. We're a group of friends, and when we expanded, it was usually by members inviting friends. Even under those circumstances, we're not really looking at new members right now. It simply wouldn't be fair to people to have them join on the basis of a specific game, when we don't even know if we're going to play it.

_________________
Image


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Banzai FAQ
 Post Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:12 pm 
Offline
Team Banzai

Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:11 pm
Posts: 10
like :)

_________________
Image


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Banzai FAQ
 Post Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:24 am 
Offline
Team Banzai Admin/Chump
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:17 am
Posts: 111
Location: It came from...behind
Wildcard wrote:
What is Team Banzai?
The complete answer to that question would fill a novel. Not a good novel, mind you. It would be a long, sordid tale with entire chapters about wombats, cheese, cranial trauma and trouser theft. No one in their right mind would publish such a novel...


Nope. But I'd read it if they did. Image

_________________
Image


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Banzai FAQ
 Post Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:13 pm 
Offline
Team Banzai Admin/Chump
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:40 pm
Posts: 18
Location: Planet 10
Gwydion wrote:
Wildcard wrote:
What is Team Banzai?
The complete answer to that question would fill a novel. Not a good novel, mind you. It would be a long, sordid tale with entire chapters about wombats, cheese, cranial trauma and trouser theft. No one in their right mind would publish such a novel...


Nope. But I'd read it if they did. Image


Yep. Now all we need is a publishing house.

And writing talent.

_________________
Define "interesting". Oh God, oh God, we're all going to die?


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Banzai FAQ
 Post Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 12:52 am 
Offline
Team Banzai
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:31 pm
Posts: 53
Location: UTC - 3.5h
You rang?

_________________
Image
Image
Image


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Banzai FAQ
 Post Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 8:29 pm 
Offline
Team Banzai Admin/Chump
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:40 pm
Posts: 18
Location: Planet 10
empath wrote:


You have a publishing house?! AWESOME!

We still need that writing talent... 8-)

_________________
Define "interesting". Oh God, oh God, we're all going to die?


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

Board index » Public Forums » The Lobby


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

 
 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron