Even though I have followed BattleTech since the early 1990's I have never played the game.  I
have played the computer games MechWarrior 2 thru MechWarrior 4: Mercenaries and read most of the
earlier novels and sourcebooks. I also own all of the Technical Readouts.
If I were living in the BattleTech universe I would probably be a tech rather than a
MechWarrior. The reason being that the part of BattleTech I enjoy most is creating my own
BattleMech designs. I like the fact that there is no "best" 'Mech, that the design system is more
about balance. You have to balance speed with armor protection and weapons to make a
good 'Mech design. I have even sent FASA a few ideas for new weapons and equipment.