I have always played on Great Lakes. I'm familiar with its history, having participated in some of its most defining historical events; was a council member of one of its largest, longest-lived guilds (RIP, The Nobility), was a regular patron of Kazola's Treetop Keg and Winery, The Cap and Dagger, and so on. But all of this has long since passed. So it goes, that many great events have come to their end with but a whimper, and not a bang! Heh heh. In other words, I doubt anyone reading this will be familiar with me; though maybe I'm writing this more for myself than for the audience. Since returning, I've been wondering about the Atlantic shard, "What's the deal with it? Why's it so popular?" That sort of thing. My play style has always been RP, PvM, PvP, collecting, everything-- in the old days, RPers were a bit thicker-skinned, and did it all. I played UO from November, 1997 to the fall of 2003; returning to visit for several months in 2006 and 2008; and again in the present, hoping to stay longer, this time, with UO's future looking bright once more. After learning more about Atlantic and its community, I've decided to leave many memories behind on GL.