I started RO in 2003 at the age of 12.
It had a much different vibe to it back then. Listening to the background music, the sound of porings bouncing up and about.
The objective and purpose of the game was different. About 300-400 active players on a private server... it was fun and felt good leveling up.
After 2009-2010, my focus shifted solely on WoE. Joining private WoE servers and what not. Quit around 2013 and then came back and quit again 2016.
I was looking at some RO live streams few days ago and saw somebody playing on leikaRO ... nostalgia got me back.
I am just gonna play at my own pace and have some fun in pvm. Sit in Aldebaran or Amatsu and listen to the amazing tracks.