Just letting the community know, you no longer need an invite (or to buy a Founder's package) to play MechWarrior online. They're taking open registrations and letting anyone download the client at their website as of this morning.
What to expect? Well, first of all, it's very much still an unfinished game. There are bugs, there's not a lot of content yet, and the whole thing is confusing as hell. But underneath it all, I feel it's actually a pretty solid game - and it feels very much like MechWarrior, something we've been missing for near on a decade now.
If anyone has any questions, I've been kicking around closed beta for a while and I have ever intention to keep playing until release sometime next year. I'm also planning on writing a basic guide specifically for Giantbomb, but until that happens (if ever) send me a PM or just ask away here.
And to fellow MWO vets, maybe we can get a lance going? Organization never hurts.