Each year when September rolls around, rather or not I'm currently playing UO at that moment, it comes to mind. Earlier this year, I rectivated my account again (I've actually closed it twice over the years). I played every day for months and then took a break for what I guess must have been two weeks. I learned that you can't do that if you have a Britannina ship full of fish and therefore can't dock. I lost my ship. I was so angry, I haven't played since. Last night, I updated the UO client. I knew that the 15th anniversary was coming up (looked it up today - the actual anniversary is the 27th of September when the servers went live). This prompted me to look back at my last 15 years. I opened my UO account November 1997. OH how my life has changed in 15 years. I was known as Brianna Knight back then. My then husband was Feral Knight. In late 1998, I became divorcedin RL. In 1999, I paid to change my main (and only at the time) character name to Rhiannon, which is what I've been known as since. I've never played any shard but Atlantic. With the two times I've had my account closed, I lost. 4.5 years of time so my account is 10.5 years old technically. And this last March, the real person behind Feral Knight passed away. I have learned so many things in the past 15 years, much of it from "a game". I have made friends, lost friends, laughed, cried, struggled, flourished, visited many different worlds, some very foreign to Britannia. But one thing that I know for sure that will never change: I am forever grateful for this amazing world that I have explored off and on for 15 years. Thank you Richard Garriott for your vision and drive to bring this world to all of us. I am eternally in your debt.