Like Spank I've been playing Warcraft III since the mid 2000s. Started out just playing everything under the sun such as The Twelve Kingdoms, Broken Alliances, various tower games, and so on until I stumbled upon the LotR community. Used to hang out with the likes of Wingfoot, Gil-Galad, SuXoR, The_Holy_Sausage, Clan TSF, and so on who created War of the Jewels/BFME/Various LotR maps. At some point I fell out of contact for a bit and came back to discover that the forum everyone went to got deleted/stopped operating, and the LotR community had kinda died. Drifted around just playing random maps, and a few LotR maps with whoever was still around from before the deletion. Until at some point I stumbled upon GoTE/TBC/Quam after playing...Azeroth Wars/Legends of the Second War/Dark Ages of Warcraft/Some other Diplo related game that I can't recall, and the rest is as they say history.
Quite literally since it's been almost...11 years since my first still recorded post on these forums.
Rather puts things into perspective, that.