I'm 32 and have a kid and commute 3 hours a day and work in a boring office doing boring office stuff. I dream of the time when I had time to be "bored" and have free time to get really into an MMO.
I gave UO Forever a try for about a year and had quite a bit of fun getting back into the game. However the assist programs for player run servers are so crazy now they can automate 99% of pvp. Things like "target closest" or "attack closest" have ruined pvp. There's one giant zerg guild on the server who you either join (you have to pay them 200k gold to join) or you will spend the entire game being instantly killed in basically every pvp encounter by 20 guys running around ebolting you to death the second you appear on their screen. So I stayed away from pvp for the most part. All my pvm characters were built to at least be able to defend themselves from solo/duo PKs which there were quite a few of. And I had some fun just trying to survive and sometimes kill my attackers. But overall the pvp scene there is just 1 guild dominating everything because they have literally thousands of members.
But if you want to fuck around in the game and don't mind running from pks and dying to pks a lot then UO forever is probably still the best (most populated) player run server. If you haven't played UO in forever, you will die like a bitch a looooot until you figure out how to use Razor or UO Steam or Sallos (the server's very own custom client/assist program).
Anyway I check wtfman occasionally and read my one or two story mentions just to remember the good times.
NIGHTHAWK - we played together a bit on Baja and even had you on ICQ!
I'm going to throw out random Baja names that I can remember for fun
Lords of Death
The Lords of the Dead
V Finger Discount
so many other people I would remember if I saw their name
UO on Baja was the funnest times I've ever had in any game.. I still have lucid dreams sometimes where I'm playing UO in my dream
I've tried a few MMOs like the last Star Wars game and Elder Scrolls Online and Neverwinter and some other stuff but they're all just total garbage
right now I'm playing Witcher 3 on Xbox One. pretty sure PC gaming is dead now
I was sad to learn Asheron's Call had shut down (only noticed because of the last post on wtfman) - I was never able to hack it on Darktide, my life expectency was about 10 seconds no matter where I went, but played on non-pvp servers for some time. I actually made a ton of money selling AC items on ebay back when you could do that, which supported my teenage weed habit at the time.
I played AC 2 and loved it, I was always confused why they shut it down and then (sort of) brought it back for a while. I guess it just never had enough players, but the classes were so fucking weird I loved it. Tumerok shooting magic out of drums or shooting bees at you, Luigians throwing goddamn boulders, etc weird ass game but I loved it