... well that was actually 2 days ago, but as usual I forgot about it. I started this game on December the 20th 2004, right after I seen the news about Deatifier buying Treasure Island. The sifi theme attracted me (I do not like elves) and I went in without much knowledge about the game what so ever. I ended up starting in Fort Ithaca, because the Port Atlantis server was to crowded (i figured out a long time later) because of the large amount of new players reading the same news I did. Ithaca was not the best place to start, because it was smack in the middle of an island with Atrox and Robots on the borders, so pretty hard to get of (we had no VTOL's back then). But after a long time killing Exarosaur and Plumatergus I made it of the island and was ready to explore the rest of the planet. During my runs across the planet, usually alone, I came across creatures that scared the hell out of me (well all of them did at first) and I got killed over and over and over and over and over again before I finally got to the outpost or TP I wanted to be. Along the way I made some friend, which over the years a lot of them I lost again to because they decided to quit the game. But some of them stuck around and I still know and talk to once in a while. After a long time I finally got to Port Atlantis and was able to get some more info on the game by other players. By then I had to much skills to become a disciple so I had to manage on my own. I still remember the old Swamp Camp close to PA where you had to run past Combibo Island to get there and people were sweating the poor creatures dry by the dozens. Then hunting Daikiba North of Swamp Camp, there was a huge spawn there, so enough for everyone, there were also always people around to help you out and buy your stuff if needed, sweat prices was 13 PED a 1000 back then. But then MA changed the sweating and it dropped to 5 PED and all hell broke loose, but we got used to it pretty soon. Somewhere during that time I got bored of the game and decided to quit for a while. That while turned out to be close to 2 years I think, and then Neverdie bought Club Neverdie and was news all over the gaming world and I started to play again. Not long after I rejoined the game I got that famous "welcome back HOF" a 6700 PED Foul Gather which actually only got in the way of me hunting Armax. That obviously scared the hell out of me but I was happy and bought myself some nice stuff like Ghost armor and some nice gun. From then on I got to know a lot of people and kept playing all the time and also depositing to the game. Since then a lot has changed (some for the good and some for the worse) but it was an exciting time. VU10 that changed the entire planet and we all felt like newbies again exploring the planet. New planets which was very exciting and interesting to see what other companies did with the game. Vehicles which I still think is not really needed although I still use them. Space, well been there last week, was not to impressed and a lot of stuff that went away and got back. Oh and the Calypso deeds of course..... Anyway today, now that I am old, I can look back on a few years of joy in this game and I can look forward to, I hope, a few more years of joy. These are at least some very exciting times in this game with even more planets coming soon and more systems becoming available to the other planet partners. I am looking forward to see what the future will bring and if it all turns out to be as good as I hope it to be. I guess next year, when I turn 8, we will have 2 more planets and a lot more systems in place to make our gaming life even more fun. I will do an update in a year to see if things turned out right. Thanx for reading and have a on me !