Please share thoughts, stories, experiences, etc. that took you from first time visitor to long time subscriber. For many of us that moment may be hard to remember because it was so long ago but maybe just share some things about the game that keep you paying the monthly subscription fee. I think this is an important question to ponder these days with the MMO industry going the way it is and hopefully the developers can gleen something from our shared experiences. For me, it was definitely when I made my first friend Kezu. I remember discussing the importance of the resisting spells skill with him and then we sort of were in competition to see who could max it out at 100 first. He got there before I did and I actually gave up at around 65 or so but I had also taken up archery at that point and was well on my way to maxing that out instead. But just meeting that friend and having that competetive relationship with each other to see who could develop the better character kept me subscribed. Another thing that kept me going was when they released the first expansion, T2A. Just the thought that the game could grow and that I could explore new lands with my characters kept me playing and waiting to see what would come next and how the game was going to grow.