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I've had this account since I was 13 and now I'm close to 30. Back in my Gaia prime I had a successful Booty Grab tank, played the market a little, participated in "gift/donate the person above you" threads, zOMG, mafia style games, and more. I don't know If anyone knew my name per se, but I was incredibly active member of this community. The only reason I became inactive was because most of my friends gave up on Gaia due to the bad inflation. Sadly, I see that nothing has changed and gotten worse. Even if you do find an item you want, it's unlisted and when it is listed, it's being put up for a stupid amount. Some older items that were once coveted though seem to have been rereleased and are dirt cheap now, so that's something I guess.
I play a lot of videos games which also took me away from Gaia. Mostly WoW to replace zOMG, but lately my jam has been Dead by Daylight. I play several others too; I have a modest size steam library.