I was at work bored out of my mind one day and had just heard of the impending release of SW:TOR...being an avid Star Wars fan and constantly daydreaming of the day I would be a real Jedi (or Sith really... kill everyone, no remorse... mwahahaha) I went to vimeo... youtube is blocked at work... but vimeo isn't!!
Then I found videos by some old guy named Alan under the username Alan ShotFirst. I watched, I listened, I was intrigued. Then after filtering through all of his episodes, I noticed he mentioned this place quite a bit... so I decided to head on over.
This community & forum is awesome and through some private messages directly with Old Man Alan, I will soon be rolling a character on Veela in an attempt to join MERC. This community is awesome... my only fear is that I will end up abandoning my other server and characters to be fully active in MERC and really get the experiences and comraderie that I witness on these boards daily.
...that and I fear if I don't that Wood will be on my case about the 30 day activity rule...
...this may be a bit premature, but I heart the MER community.