Back in 2005-2006 some of my friends were playing this game and I was sitting next to them and laughing how shitty this game looks and how bad graphics and stuffs.
About after 1 month of them playing, I wanted to try this shit out too.
I was like "OOH w/e even it looks like a piece of shit, Im gonna try it anyway (Nothing to lose)."
They were like 60lvls mages already, when I was 1lvl mage (ofc we didn't had premmys) and I played bit hardcore few first days to catch my friends lvls and got addicted to this game in that time..
And here I'm still playing same shit, though I kept many breaks like 6-12months breaks.