So, I'm going to take a page from the Hello the Internet intro and actually flesh out what I didn't end up saying over on the main Ashes forum.
I've been an on again, off again RPer since the summer of 1984, when I was just coming up on my 4th birthday. My father was good enough as a DM that he was able to explain the idea of RPing to me in a way that even my childlike mind could understand, so maybe I won't be the oldest RPer in this game, but in my experience, most of the people I have RPed with haven't put in as many years as I have.
From the years of '84-'97, I interacted with groups like the Society for Creative Anachronism, and continued playing D&D as well as other RPGs such as Earthdawn, RIFTS, GURPS, and Call of Cthulhu. This time period was also punctuated with numerous console RPGs and console strategy games, as well as a few forays into assorted MUDs and MUCKs.
In '97 I took my first plunge into RP in a chat room, and continued along that track as well as some samplings of forum RP through the time period of around '03. It was during this period I was having my first tastes of MMOs including Ultima Online and started actively observing the original Everquest.
November was slated for the release of EQ2 the following year, and the collectors edition was given to me as a birthday present. I still own the disk for the original soundtrack to this day. Before December I had taken the big step, and started actively RPing in an MMO. Since then, my home designs and assorted characters have been in the following games:
NWN 1 & 2
Everquest Next Landmark
Star Wars Galaxies
Star Wars: The Old Republic
No Man's Sky
I feel like there are games I'm forgetting, but maybe those are just single player games like Dragon Quest Builders and the like, tugging at my mind. But yes, I'm very pleased to be here, and have intentions towards building a freehold in AoC.