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Old timers?

Well, I'll be darned - I've been around even longer than I thought, then! I was just going off of what my current profile said; I haven't actually kept track of when I first joined.

Johnathan
 

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Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Maybe I should give some kind of tiny perk to those who stuck around for so long? Then again, I'd then have to spend the rest of my life manually handling all the people who recreated accounts and stuff, which doesn't sound fun.
 

Aaron L

Hero
Maybe I should give some kind of tiny perk to those who stuck around for so long? Then again, I'd then have to spend the rest of my life manually handling all the people who recreated accounts and stuff, which doesn't sound fun.
That would get tiresome. I don't know if you'd want to rely on self-reporting or not.
 

Maybe I should give some kind of tiny perk to those who stuck around for so long? Then again, I'd then have to spend the rest of my life manually handling all the people who recreated accounts and stuff, which doesn't sound fun.
At the risk of sounding brown-nosey, still getting to hang out here is the perk of sticking around for so long (I just realised: even going by the join date of my current profile, it's more than a third of my life). There aren't many places online where you can immerse yourself in your hobby and where the conversation has consistently been largely sensible, respectful and mature for two decades.
 

Shroompunk Warlord

Archdruid of the Warp Zones
Supporter
Yeah, I was around back when Eric Noah's 3rd Edition News was the precursor to what is now ENWorld.

Same, though I posted under a different name back then. Wore the numbers off my F5 in the weeks before the Player's Handbook 3.0 was released. Don't recall exactly, but I think I was pretty hot and heavy until 2005-2006 when I put D&D on the back burner to pursue professional opportunities that didn't pan out.
 

Tyler Do'Urden

Soap Maker
Yup, started following Eric Noah's 3rd Edition News when I was a senior in High School and my main posting board of choice was tsr.com... man that was a long time ago. Registered in 2002 and posted with some frequency from 2002-2005. 2005 I graduated from college, and for years gaming groups were few and far between - four attempts at starting RPG campaigns from 2005-2014 fizzled in one session. I didn't come by much. What I saw of D&D 4e turned me off, and Pathfinder didn't excite me much.

Started posting with some regularity again last fall, and started the first campaign that lasted... at least until the Covid outbreak. But with any luck I'll be buying a house soon - hopefully with a game room! - and can get that campaign going again and start another one on the off weeks! I love being back in the saddle as a DM - and better than ever.

What changes, though... 2002... I was 20, getting through my second attempt at a Freshman year of college, majoring in Philosophy and Political Science, hanging out with geeks and stoners, listening to a lot of industrial rock and reading occult books, perpetually single, living with my parents...

...now I'm 38, have a BA and an MBA, have condos in two big cities and will soon be trading one in for a house, am married to a gorgeous, intelligent woman, have an adorable 4 year old son, work a steady dead end job at a bank that I'll also be leaving soon to start a solo financial planning practice...

...but D&D's still there for me, 29 years after I got my first set for Christmas.
 

naturaltwenty

Explorer
Publisher
I was here back in 2002 (didn't post much I was on a different site more back then) - looking back at my posts I see I was looking for VTT (Fantasy Grounds) players back in 2005...I was way ahead of the curve:).
 



qstor

Adventurer
I semi-disappeared a while during 4e, but I have always come back.

Same here. I've posted more on the Paizo forums recently and didn't post here a lot during the 4e cause I was heavily invested in Pathfinder. I also post on Dragonsfoot under the same user name but ENworld still is a "special place" for me even if it's become more "5E centric" IMHO.

I loved the conversion library in the 3E days and the creature conversions.
 

Anyone still around from the "early" days of the site? gets out walker to move

I remember I started posting here around 2002. I don't have a high post count though compared to some.
I've been coming to ENWorld since it was Eric Noahs' 3rd Edition News and Rumors page.

I was just a lurker on the forums for the first few years, but I registered in September 2003. . .I think it was the whole controversy over product standards and WotC changing the terms of the d20 STL over the release of the the Book of Erotic Fantasy that got me to actually register and post the first time, that and I had a d20 Modern conversion of the Dark*Matter setting I really wanted to share at the time too.

I think a lot of posts from those early days are lost, because no posts about either of those issues seems to exist when I look at my posting history going way, way back.

I've been less active in the last decade because I rejected 4e with gusto, felt actively "fired" by WotC and like they didn't want me as a customer anymore, got burnt out with the Edition Wars and with them felt less reason to post here, and there isn't a lot of interest, point or welcome for a 3.5 fan to be here anymore it seems (ironic since this was created as a fan site for 3e). . .but I'm at home constantly during the pandemic (albeit working from home) so I've had more time and been on here some more.
 

Sacrosanct

Legend
Been here since 2003 I think. But I didn't post much, because I never was a fan of 3e or 4e, and I didn't feel the need to post on forums about games I didn't like complaining about them. Imagine that ;)
 
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Orius

Adventurer
I can't remember the last time I've seen so many familiar faces around here.

I registered in November 2002, but I was a regular visitor to Eric Noah's old site before that. Probably at least 2000.
 

Stormonu

Legend
Hmmm, it says I joined in 2007. I'm a castaway from PlanetAD&D. I forgotten exactly what happened, but I seem to remember that the PlanetAD&D server "blew up", and I was forced to get my daily dose of messaging off the Gleemax forums. But the D&D development guys wouldn't post on those forums, so I started coming over to Eric's pages for info. I guess when they finally shut Gleemax down, I must have migrated to here. I must say, I do enjoy perusing these forums.

I drifted away during the 4E era, now I split my time between DakkaDakka (Warhammer 40K) and here.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
I registered in November 2002, but I was a regular visitor to Eric Noah's old site before that. Probably at least 2000.

I don't think you'll find any registration dates prior to January 2002. If I recall correctly, that was the Great Database Failure in which almost the entire contents of the prior EN World were lost. Many of the Old Timers have join dates in January 2002 because that was when they got accounts re-established. Again, IIRC.
 


I was on Eric Noah's site, then moved over here when he stopped.

I'm not very active these days - I'm not really even much of a gamer any more due to a house move and other commitments.
 

Orius

Adventurer
I don't think you'll find any registration dates prior to January 2002. If I recall correctly, that was the Great Database Failure in which almost the entire contents of the prior EN World were lost. Many of the Old Timers have join dates in January 2002 because that was when they got accounts re-established. Again, IIRC.

Oh, I'm well aware the oldest accounts go back to January 2002, and there was some message board activity before that. I've been here long enough to recognize those January 2002 dates. However, I don't think I ever looked at the boards on the original news site. Of course, that's now 20 years ago, so I barely remember things. Back then, I was discussing things on Usenet and then WotC's boards before coming here.
 

Aaron L

Hero
I basically lived at Eric Noah's/ENWorld from '99 through '05 or so, until outer-world stuff started getting me out of the house for a few years. But I have always been around, even if only in the wings at times.
 

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