I have been mia for several years, though you may not know it I have been with traditions since 2013 and see that alot of my input and influence is still here today, as well as input and content suggestions from many others through the years. Amairgen has crafted and defined the essence of what UO was meant to be, and he did it with the community input, and insight that he has gleaned from having a special love abd dedication to UOT... Thank you!
2013-2015 I was active on traditions and in the community, almost allways on. Since then, RL kept me away for several months at a time, and then for almost a year where either due to inactivity or shard wipe ( i forget now) I had lost everything and began to rebuild. Even then attendance was still only ever enough to keep my account and home active.
I have yet to complete my character builds even over the last 1300 days of off and on, soooo that should give a good indication of my time here since 2017.
Currently due to covid I have been forced to close my business and it is unrecoverable, YAY! I get to retire now. I expect with RL in the dumper I will be consoling myself over roasing Balrons and such! As my playtime increases look for me on the boards and ingame.
My chars are Moiata - sampire Benjamin- tamer / bard Dagoth- mage / ? Alexander- artifact enhancement specialist / crafter
As you know my friend, I am happy to see you name pop up in lights here again. Indeed you have a long history with us and along with many have contributed much to help us evolve. We truly are a player driven shard. Our evolution continues and there are a number of things in the works that will reveal themselves over the next weeks and months.
*a word of clarification* . . we have never had a shard 'wipe' here, and because we we will not chase OSI and some other shards down the rabbit hole they seem to chase. We will remain 'old school' and continue to find ways to bring freshness to our realm by enjoying the creative freedom the older UO system provides.
I hope you enjoy how we have evolved and find your way able to follow the journey with us. It is a journey made sweeter by all who are involved.
Nice to make your acquaintance Benjamin. And COVID certainly has a lot to answer for, both bad AND good :-)
I couldn't agree more with these words of yours:
"Amairgen has crafted and defined the essence of what UO was meant to be, and he did it with the community input, and insight that he has gleaned from having a special love and dedication to UOT... Thank you!"
That's why I'm here - along with the great community we have - and not planning on going anywhere else