I'm glad you're okay heart I was thinking about you recently when I came across some old notes about the adventures of Batbu and AeryWonder xd
I took a break for a couple years to take care of myself and things in the real world. When I came back I felt the same as you, so many things were different but also so many were exactly the same. I ended up coming back awhile ago to help out and just kind of slid right back into it like nothing had changed. <3
No problem! I actually entered the GC Runway today but am not doing too great. I did win a few times early on when I had more time to put into it, though, so maybe I will again if I ever find the time. I'm working on an avatar for the gold entry one for tomorrow, though.
I'll send a pic in a PM of how I have my inventory sorted. I will say it's better to sort things in your "All" tab instead of individual ones because the inventory arranger is kind of buggy.
Nah you don't have to keep those. I sent them so you could keep what you want and sell the rest to get things you want. I think that'll give you a pretty good start. As far as rigs go, I think it depends on the rigs. Like, I know one of them I was opening for a while (I forget which one, but I got the shark husbands out of them) were better to open. I still ended up with a bunch of cheap stuff that I've been selling off for a Modmas art contest, but I still ended up with a good chunk of gold for this account, too. The last one I opened though (with all of the moon-themed items) was probably better to sell. I pretty much open them all anyway. I can let you know if the current ones are worth opening if you want.
Modding is definitely the biggest draw for me these days. The mod team really hasn't changed much in several years, and we seem to have a good group. We could always use more, though. Is that something you think you'd want to get back into? Fear not. As far as I know, nothing bad has happened to anyone on the mod team since you left. I understand the stress and the social anxiety, though. There are definitely days that I do not sign into anything and just watch stuff on Hulu because I want to be left alone. I seem to have found a good balance with that, though.
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