Hmm…good question. I’ve had to think about it, but if I had to personally boil it down to one thing I think it would be the transition from a more game-centric club to a fiction-one. When I joined we had a lot of single-player missions and battles for the flight sim games, like TIE, XvT and eventually XWA. There was also a lot of MP happening with XvT, JK and then eventually XWA and JO. While the DB has always had fiction-elements, it was not the predominant activity that it is now.
It’s funny thinking back, since I was a “gamer” in the club and never really did any fiction…now it’s very much the opposite for me.