Well, the free release of Mechwarrior 4
sure did kill the servers for MekTek. Right now
they are trying to bundle up the download in another package and release it via BitTorrent first.
Seeing as how popular the old game was, I'm not surprised that the servers got hit hard. I was in Vegas so I didn't get a chance to grab the files before the servers got overrun. Now, I'll just wait for the next release as it contains some fixes as well. I'm really excited to get back into the Mechwarrior universe with the free release of the fourth game and can't wait to get online and play with some friends.