I have been looking for a backup game to this for a little while now and after playing some free stuff and some source offerings I got to wondering where did t2 go wrong? There are some really dismal games out there with comparatively huge communities, while this one languishes in anonymity. We can say its old now, people moved on, but the player base has been really low for a long time. Cs1.6 is old too as is quakeIII and neither of them can hold a candle to this, yet they have communities that dwarf ours. T2 is free can be run on just about any hardware you have, I just can not understand its lack of popularity.
Due to top games such as World of Warcraft, or even COD5, Gear 2, this game is basicly shadowed by them, this game is old like you said and because of that newer gamers never heard of this game, let a lone Tribes 1, its all a matter of trying to recruit people into it.