I've been playing EQ2 off/on (mostly on) since it came out in 2004. And it has been a very fun and exciting ride. I've met many people in game that I consider friends and will miss adventuring with them.
I've hung up my EQ2 boots for now as I cannot bring myself to log in. I'm severely burnt out on EQ2 and have decided to give LOTRO another try.
When I first tries LOTRO (2007), I exclusively solo'd. Solo'ing can only keep me interested in a game for a very short while and I quickly gave up on it. This time around I plan on finding a large casual guild on a high population server.
An online friend suggested that I try using xfire to keep in touch with them and I'll definately look into doing so.
Happy hunting all and I hope to see people in game.