Cause I only have the time/money to attend so many events each season, and NH is where my peeps are.Why don't I see you in other chapters?
The peeps is everything friends. Omega/Maelstrom also happens to be run by some really, really amazing people.
As for up'ing the illusion of our own game, so to speak. Simply put I just don't think we have, or are likely to get, the kind of resources they pump into it in the UK. No disrespect to Mike V. and all the Alliance staff; you guys have made a great game, but a profitable business model.... not so much. In the UK it is. Omega and Maelstrom represent small, independent games, and their numbers probably still outdo our large events. They even restrict the number of player spots at each event to maintain a workable ratio to staff/npc's. Lorien Trust's the Gathering, on the other hand, has upwards of 3000 players each year.