Oop time to shill for halflings (just kidding I constantly shill for halflings)
Probably would have left lotc for good if I hadn't happened upon a halfling festival back in Arcas. The few playerbases I'd joined constantly fizzled out and hopping between nation events didn't do much to draw me into anywhere in particular.
Until I saw a Halloween festival event end with the halflings detonating their entire village and decided I needed in on that.
Rolled up to their refugee camp in an old war fort as a scruffy orphan halfling Sorrel Rosehipp the same month.
About 2 years later, I still main Sorrel! She's now Dr Sorrel Rosehipp 'Ironbrew' Mudfoot-Mowood Peregrin, ex thain and sheriff, adopted into two seperate halfling families and related to three seperate thains. Her feats in life involve childhood friendship with the halfling pope, forging medical documents, meeting god at a gay wedding, being eaten by a squid, detonating a troll and out-drinking a team of orcs in a contest.
I also play two other halfings, in the Fiddleberries and one Goodbarrel soon to be a Fiddleberry too.
I'll say this honestly: best decision I ever made on lotc was to not only make a halfling, but Stick With It. We go through periods of inactivity as any smaller group will, but halflings are the only group im 100% confident every time that we'll never die out completely.
Being halfling is great. Halflings r great.