Haven't played for several years but do occasionally log in to see a much depleted game. Came to Shards after playing EQ2 for a month for the princely price of £1. Played Shards for 6 years but Euro base became so depleted that after the fifth or so guild folded I went to playing EQ1 and ironically play EQ2 now although since Daybreak took over from Sony the game looks like it is in a slow death spiral. Unfortunately, I may also be in a slow or not so slow death spiral as well. I was always one of the oldest players on the server and left when I was about 58. I am 64 now and when I went to the doctors with the traditional prostate problems that people of my age get a precautionary biopsy revealed a Gleason 4/5 prostate cancer which is a very aggressive grade. Thankfully there is no apparent spread and will be having a radical prostatectomy but given the high grading I have about a 70% chance of surviving another 10 years. So a fond farewell to all the players who may still remember Nuchre and Eleazer and if anybody wants the toons they are welcome to message me and I will gladly hand them over to anyone who wants them. So farewell to Europa, Seven Virtues, Chaotic Winds, Exodus and all the other Guilds past and present. To anybody who remembers me I wish you well. Final words of wisdom: this is just a game. What matters is your health, family, job and enjoyment or real life. It always seemed that there were too many people so obsessed with pixels that they ruined the rest of their lives. Don't be one of those people. Goodbye, hopefully not forever.