It is funny you mention that Nickenstein. The old BF2142 Clan I was mentioning were English and Welsh. I'm sure there is a cultural difference that I am not aware of. They were clear on the issue though. They also had half their leaders in the UK and half in the US. So I got to game with the cousins across the pond all the time. Good times. Good thing midnight for you guys is early evening for us, all those late nights at the office and we were just finishing up dinner. Or something like that, I don't remember the actual TZ difference.
I am a casual BF 4 player and I am pretty sure I came across your server recently by a search of "Chicago" in my filter to see what the ping times were. Yes I am from the Chicago area, born and raised.
I will tell you what really impressed me, the fact that you guys ban your hackers/cheaters from the server and actively police it. Love it. It reminded me of a clan I joined in BF2142 (still the greatest BF next to 1942) that did the same thing. It really fosters a good community. I play to enjoy and winning helps with that, but I will be honest and say I don't mind losing nearly as much if I am in with a fun group of players in the chat.
A little about me? Not much really. I have an active and busy life outside of gaming. I work in a pretty intense field as counselor. I am a certified counselor in the state of Illinois and am currently in a Masters program pursuing my LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and will be pursuing a PhD in Psychology and Mental Health. I work for a local county circuit court as a treatment provider.
I go by DireHavoc on origin so if you see me pop in feel free to say Hi. At the next convenient moment I will join your teamspeak and chat it up.