Here is my story:
I remember founding the game someday in 2010 by browsing the internet for free RTS games. Except for Minecraft i didnt play any video games until that time. So i installed the game on my old laptop and was hooked immediately. I didnt even care, that i had to run the game on the lowest possible settings and still had fps spikes and dcs from time to time. Im still intrigued that i remember myself playing the tutorial as if it was yesterday. Magma Hurlers were the first card i fell in love with and i just couldnt get enough of watching them throwing that fireballs. From that point on my best friend had a hard time with me because i was annyoing him like every day with Battleforge and told him how awesome it was until he finally gave up and tried it out. Luckily he enjoyed it too and we started playing together almost every day.
We were playing completely free until we saw others players with those giant creatures and awesome cards. We tried to get good cards without spending money but someday we gave up and spent some money to finally get our dream deck.
PvE was always our way to go and we never had a lot of interest in PvP because we loved trying new cards and building new decks. It was an amazing time where we talked about the game in school almost every day and just couldnt wait for school ending to play Battleforge again. We both were pretty young at that time and so we were pretty silly and premature. We always hyped us to get those one card we still missed. It was mostly about cards like Forest Elder, Thunder Wagon or Ironclad which were just looking awesome. So we started selling other stuff to get them or sometimes even spent more money. We were changing our decks and cards frequently and just couldnt get enough of trying new things.
With time passing by we got a lot better in PvE and could master most of the maps on expert difficulty and played a lot of rPvE Level 9 of course to get the upgrade tokens.
After that we started to get more and more interested in PvP because we ignored that completely until that time. It was just insanely fun when we started playing 2v2 the firt time as total beginners. We had no clue how to play PvP and just started blaming each other for being so bad at the game. Most of the games actually ended with us trolling each other with cards like Portal Nexus. Even though we were loosing most of the games we were just laughing all the time and enjoyed the game.
Soon my friend started loosing interest in Battleforge unfortunately but i still kept playing for a long time. I started to inform myself about PvP and watched a ton of replays and videos by that time. So with me knowing the theory of how PvP works i got a lot better and even climbed the ladder a good amount with my old Shadow Frost Deck. But i got bored after some time of the defensive and reacting playstyle and switched to Shadow Nature, which i kept using until the end because i enjoyed the aggressive and skill dependent playstyle.
I still played the game until half a year before the shutdown of Battleforge was being announced and came back some days before the end to play this awesome game one more time. I was shocked and really sad when the servers finally went down and couldnt imagine that i would never be able to play Battleforge again.
So months went by when a year ago my friend sent me a message that he found a project called BF Reborn while randomly searching the internet for Battleforge. I was completely stunned and couldnt believe my eyes when i saw how this project was actually succesfully reviving the game. I open the Forum every day to check for updates and my hype never expired.
At this point i really want to say you guys a huge THANK YOU for all the great work you have done so far in your free time. I actually thought of helping the project somehow but sadly my programming skills are limited to Python.
Im looking forward to the moment, when i can construct my deck again, play the awesome PvE maps and compete against other players with my Shadow Nature Deck.
Keep up the good work and I believe that you guys will make this game more awesome than ever before.