Heyo, ex-eTO player here. Just started playing 3 weeks ago. I played the original probably a year or so after it got shut down or whatever happened to it. I have no clue of the history behind that. I was there though and It was the best thing since sliced bread for 13yr old me. The community was really strong and not as exclusive as it seems now.
The journey so far as been alright. I've explored more places and surpassed the level of my past main char. My only problem is that I miss the socialization. I almost feel like i'm going a little insane with how silent it's been for me in game. :') I have no clue if it's the community or just an age thing- to be so introverted and shabby at making new friends. Although, I hope through doing this, I can meet some peeps.