Nope, not one bit. If I somehow went back in time & was involved in LoTC from the earlier stages, I’d do it all again in a heartbeat. The only thing I regret is how I handled my... err, ‘me time’? Whenever I was free and did something other than LoTC I felt massively guilty about it, something I touched on in my going-away thread I believe. Towards the end I’d catch myself not logging in for a day or two... or sometimes I’d log in for only thirty minutes, do a few chores, then log off for another three days. It wasn’t so much me trying to keep up appearances of being a busy bee still but more that I felt so crushed. There was always work to be done and I had to log in and do it but there were other things demanding my attention... I wasn’t really paying the proper respect to my college workload, I felt guilty & sick whenever I tried to enjoy a different game... it just wasn’t a healthy situation.
Roleplay really changed in 2.0. Things got more serious. My friend group splintered, either people moved on from the server, got banned, or were moving towards other roleplay groups so we didn’t get to interact much. That, alongside other issues 2.0 brought really killed things for me. I kind of stopped roleplaying altogether come 3.0, I really just treated the server as a 3D chat room. I’d sit in some cozy tavern in a city somewhere, enjoying the idle chatter and chatting on /ooc with friends whilst helping the occasional noob. I helped with the guide team, then GM, left, came back, GM, admin, left, back again... I think where I’m going with this is that for most people, they love the people here and their roleplay experience. I don’t really care about my own, personal roleplay. That kind of died back in early 2.0. But I found that I had the chance to nurture a fun roleplay experience for others. And that, I don’t regret a single moment. I met so many awesome people here, made so many strong friendships, and worked with a lot of cool (and some un-cool 😛) people. Even though most of the time I’ve been here I’ve been doing work, or working to ensure others enjoyed RP as much as they would, I’ve still enjoyed almost every second of it. I think the way I always put it was- “I want others to enjoy the server as much as I enjoyed playing in 1.0/Aegis”. I have never enjoyed a game/gaming experience as much as I did then and I doubt I ever will again. It was just the perfect storm of adolescence, a fun new experience (minecraft multiplayer), roleplay, and a lot of cool people I met along the way.
I remember watching you build a lot... I probably did a lot of annoying stuff like shocking you with lightning and I can almost guarantee I locked you in an obsidian cube once or twice. That one is always funny.
IDK – I’ve heard lots of good stuff about it but I’m lazy with watching TV shows. Heard lots of good stuff though.
!_! Why are you people putting me to work... I think that if there’s any chance I stick around long term then I’d probably pursue some sort of staff position again, my above paragraph probably explaining why. Right now I’m kind of just running around & exploring the map whilst thinking about all the crazy stuff I’ve done on here over the years and all the friendships come and gone- who knows what I’ll do once I burn up nostalgia fumes lol. I definitely want to see the new map though, I’m very interested in seeing new dwarf cities.