In the Christmas of 2001, when I was almost completing 12, my brother gave me Civ III as a christmas gift. Then it changed my life. I had never heard of it before, so it was a master pain to learn the game. It was completely different from anything I had seen before. Of course it got my attention as it reminded me of history games like AOE I and II which I loved.
I learned of the forum probably since 2002 or 2003. By 2005 I got CIV. I joined with an account in 2007 I have no idea why. I started participating in 2011 probably, with a few postings here and there in LoR and RFC maybe. Then in 2012 I joined RFCE forums and checked other RFCs from time to time, but last year I had to vanish again because of college. Then RT's America got my attention when I unexpectedly decided to come back to the RFC forums to check for some news. And I ended here.