New to this community, and figured I'd stop by and say hi. I've been playing AO for 3.5 years, and I guess it's safe to say I'm thoroughly addicted. My main character is a 205 MP on RK1, and I have a plethora of alts, lvl 30-195, divided on two accounts. I'm a slow leveler, as I pretty much don't see the point in rushing anything. There's no train leaving the station, so why exhaust myself into grinding boredom, huh?
I guess it's safe to say I'm highly involved in the roleplaying community of AO, something I throughly enjoy. It's very rewarding, intellectually stimulant way of playing an mmorpg, and offers a side of the playtime you can't get in other genre games.
Some (my mother and non-gamer friends) would say I devote too much time to playing computer games, but as a stand-on-the-barricades gaming chick, I have to say that I don't see how playing videogames has any less worth as a hobby than any other. Not only is it challenging and fun (and extremely cheap compared to the hours of fun you get), it's also social in it's own way; you interact with other humans, even though it's through the internet only.
Anyway...enough rambles. Hi again, and see you on the flipside.