Hi, second time posting. Thought I would share a trickster related story this time. Sorry, its a bit long.
I first started playing trickster on the eTO server in 2010. A friend of mine introduced it to me (lets call him player a) and I became addicted quickly. I remember spending countless hours training at areas like path to oops warf, path to snow hill, snow field 2? (forgot which snow field it was exactly). However, after around 6 months of playing the game together, player a quit the game. However, my love for this game was just starting. I could not quit with him. For around a year, I played the game by myself. I was only around 13 years old at the time and spent a majority of my time playing games. I was not good at socializing with others, even if it was over the internet so I found it hard to find friends. I had friends in real life that I tried to convince to play this game but they quit after only a few hours of gameplay.
However, one day I met a player (lets call him player a who was very much like me. Player b also loved playing the game but was young and shy. We quickly became good friends. We quested together and even though we were not the strongest players, pvp'd together. We even explored other games together such as Grand Chase and Project Blackout (other games from ntreev, which owned trickster at the time). We played trickster together until the eTO servers shut down. After the game shut down, I lost contact with player b. At first, I tried to contact him through the other games we played but player b did not log in for a while. After around a month or so of trying to reach out to him and failing, I gave up.
There were talks about another trickster server (this server) so I decided to check it out. However, after getting my character to around lv 70 or so, I decided that it wasnt worth it to start over again. I told myself I would finally quit trickster. Months went by and I did not play trickster. It was hard for me at first, but a real life friend of mine introduced me to a new game called league of legends. Our friend group quickly grew addicted to the game. And then one day, I had a sudden desire to play trickster again. So I patched my files and opened the game. I had to make a new account because I forgot my id and pw. While playing on this new character, I found some players from eTO that I was friends with, but not super close with. I asked if they remembered my ign and they said that they did. Although we were not close on the eTO servers, on this server, we became good friends. However, much like player a and player b, this group of friends eventually began to quit. The most recent player to quit quit in October, 2016.
I have now found another group of people that I am proud to call friends and plan on playing on this server until the day that it no longer exists.
TL;DR: Played trickster since I was 11. Had multiple friends quit. I tried to quit multiple times but I couldnt. Plan on playing trickster until this server eventually shuts down.
I like reading your post. Reminds me of my own TO journey.
I started playing this game in September 2009 in Fantasia. My friend was playing it, and she made a fox because she wanted to have a drilling char. So she asked me for a name, and at that time, I was playing Heroes of Might & Magic 5 - Tribes of the East, and the char was called Arantir. So I said to my friend, make its name Arantir. So my friend did, but I ended up playing Arantir because my friend quit the game to go to university not long after that. She gave me her account. And that's how I started with TO. That's also how I started playing a fox. Unfortunately, because I was so used to playing the Paladin char in Diablo 2 - Lord of Destruction, I simply melee. So I played the fox in TO just like how I play Paladin in Diablo 2. That's how I ended up making a fox that play like a power char, and I never really play using fox skills. Of course, as a fox, I didn't have as much damage as power type, so I had to make myself very, very strong just to be as powerful as the average power type. I played in Fantasia till it closed in February 2013. My friend, Alex (Laharlx), went to play LoL and was asking me to go play there with him. But for some reasons, I never did go. Instead, another friend, Fabz (Saint), dragged me to Thai TO (the official server that was still opened at that time), so I went there with Fabz. It was so weird, being noobs all over again. Well, I got to know Sky in the Thai server, and when they opened this private server, Sky brought me over. And that's how I end up here.