Jeez. was it that long ago?
Well, as far as being back in the game, not so much. Real life intervened, I forgot to renew my sub, and now I don't even know if the YMCA is still standing. I hope it is. I have still never found anything like the community around UO and Sonoma and the YMCA. I guess I was just lucky enough to have been one of those first people in those first communities, and should appreciate it for what it was. UO hasn't been that for a while now.
I had found sort of a new home in City of Heroes. It did not consume me the way Ultima Online did. It was just casual, goofy, super-hero fun. It suited me better at that stage in my life, anyway... No time for cat-assing any more! But then they went and shut it down, and the other games in the genre just did not have the balance right.
So now I am playing WoW, with, believe it or not, my 80 year old father. We play a few times a week, (he plays many times a week). I only have one max level character, my original dwarf hunter (the quintessential WoW stereotype), and just don't have the time to devote to MMORPGs any more like used to (do they still call them that?)
KewLDooD and BitterOswald are running around Azeroth, so I like to think they have some continuity. And UO KewLDooD is sitting in his house beside the Y, and will probably be quite surprised if I ever log him back in, and he finds his house missing out from under him.
I am going to try to clean things up here for posterity, and get most of the broke stuff working. I can't really say I willl be updating any more than I have been these last several years. To all of you from Ultima Online and City of Heroes (especially you, Dor), I miss you guys.