Share some of your moments in UO from the past 18 years. How many out there have been along for the ride the whole time? When did you start? What kind of impact on your life has this game had? Always love reading these =) Myself, I started July 8th, 1998. I was 14 at the time, going into my freshman year of high school. Just got a new PC, with AOL 3.5, on a 28.8 modem... (ugh) Watched a friend playing UO at his place, and was hooked instantly. Started a toon on Pacific/Minoc, because thats where my bud had his character. Played the hell out of the game that summer lol... Didnt do too much else. I do long for those days.. not having to work, not too many responsibilities haha. The first char I played, I kinda messed around with skills, seeing what I could and couldnt do.. learning the ropes of combat and whatnot... Saved up enough gold to buy that first 5x5... that felt like a huge feat. Took a few weeks of rl time to get up enough gold. Now I can go out and get that in a couple of minutes haha. One thing I miss dearly about UO is that n00b feeling... where the game is new, huge, scary and open to the explorer. *sigh* I also miss the population that we had back then too, since UO was really the only MMO at the time. I did get that feeling back for a few months when Skyrim came out, but no matter what I play, I always come back to UO. Fast forward 17 years later, im 31, married, a father, a house, and still am playing (when i can hehe). Ill be here til the end... then ill probably make a freeshard of some sort lol.