Wow, long time ago now but:
Back in January 2004 I'd somehow stumbled across a little game called Freespace 2, which I think was the first online game I played after my CoD1 phase died down. Don't really remember how I found it, but I suppose that doesn't matter. After beating and loving the SP campaign, I decided to give the MP a go, and I think it was only my second or third game when I ended up playing with a guy named StormRider. We played a couple of games together, and he then asked me if I had any interest in joining a clan, and pointed me in the direction of the SSC website should I want to find out more.
So I read up on the website, and applied. I think it was esd and Lighty that were my two vouches after I played a little with them too - can you remember if that's right esd? I do vividly remember sticking around for a couple of weeks though, and then getting a dreadful set of mock exam results back and realising I needed to focus more on my GCSEs than gaming
So I then basically vanished for about six months and came back around June then volunteered to redevelop the FS2 group website with (at the time) absolutely no skill to back up the idea - the rest is history.
I always find it ironic and a real shame that I found this place through FS2, and (ignoring my brief January stint - so counting from June) yet I only had about 2 months with the SSC before PXO died. So I really played so little with the group that was my only real interest in the community at the time. Yet somehow I've stuck around here for over 11 years now - go figure!!!