Dear Drachenfels Players and Knucklehead Members and Visitors
I also like to take the chance saying "Hello" and state a short introduction of myself.
I started playing Ultima Online ages ago, fells like that - and still love it (the game and the community and world). Actually I was buying the UO9 box (if I remember well) and UO was like included ... also at the first client launch I did not really like it well or was confused ... I got interested when a mate at work told me stories about the game that made me interested (something like if you leave the town you get robbed - horror stories like that).
On the 2nd day I met the most nicest fellow Lady (Tuginda - in case she ever reads it here
) ... and what can I say ... it turned out to be a visit spanning over years (and I am still in contact with the Lady ... via Facebook and ICQ ... and I learned she also started out again on Drachenfels recently, how nice is that).
For years I was always playing on the Drachenfels Shard, mainly as "Calimerion" as a member of a German based guild called "Dragon Clan" ... what I always liked most had been Player driven events and writing about them (mostly in German) ... for all those year I did not even max out the Skills at my main, only done that when having been a bit bored.
I mentally left UO around the end of the Counselor Program (where I took part at the end) ... the Guild was not really active anymore by then as well - so it felt like nothing much left to do ... recently I opened a char at Atlantics, and was instantly blown again by the game and the community it offers (also the large playerbase at Atlantics is impressive honestly).
However playing at the States fells like "so far way" ... community and mentally feeling wise (and also technically in terms of ping it was an issue sometime to move) ... I have now moved my new main (named "Riondil") to Drachenfels and already took part at one of the EM held events over here and chatted a bit with some players.
And I am so blasted ... I loooooove being home ... wandering around at Sosaria in the mornings (with a cup of coffee
), enjoying the beauty, the players and the world ... what can be more nice ... for me a (local) community it the reason for being part in the world, what provides the fun and drive.
A bit more personal to myself ... I am 40 years old (young?), have 2 wonderful kids (aged 2 and 10) and a wonderful wife (which btw. is not into UO) ... given that my playtime is nowadays much more "flexible" compared to when being like 20, when I was playing more like "always" and "all day" ... I always prefer my kids and close the client when my daughter needs my attention ... so in case you ever wander with me, it might be that I have to leave ... please don't be angry then.
Other then that ... I am still looking for a nice guild with a spot for an old player (preferably with wheelchair provided) ... I am not a roleplayer per se, but enjoy community over everything - and PvM ... I also like PvP in terms of loving that it exists in the world (I loved chasing red ones ... so far the only one I killed was really only: 1 ... I think his client was disconnected, lol) - in terms of me being good at PvP ... not really
I remember we also did Auctions with the Dragon Clan ... it was a fun being part of the "security" to prevent people killing horses and stuff (was still in Fel way back then).
Ok well ... typed so much already, work calls
... which you a nice day all!