I played on the PS2 from it's launch for about a year. I had loads of fun and made many wonderful friends. I got myself into an outstanding linkshell full of amazing people. I've played EQOA, FFXI, WoW, and PWI, but of all of them the only one I still think about with longing is FFXI.
I particularly enjoyed hunting some of the lesser NMs. Spiny Spipi, Crypt Ghost, Valkurm Emperor, Jaggedy_Eared Jack, and the Doppelganger twins being among them. Mee Deggi the Punisher will always hold a special place in the darkest part of my heart, man I loved to hate him.
My girlfriend, now my wife, played my character a little bit here and there but didn't really get into it big. I wasn't as lucky as seneleron that time, but I'm holding out hope for this one. Hoping I can get her as addicted as I'm sure I'll be. Heck, if the game has the longevity that I'm hoping for maybe our three children will join the madness when they're a little bigger. We'll have our own static haha.
Here's to a wonderful experience with many wonderful people. *cheers*