As a relatively new participator in the Civ Fanatics world (although I've read the site before during my regular resurgences in playing Civ2 every year or so), I've been wondering what happened to some of those names that you hear mentioned as some of the people that solved some of the biggest riddles of the game - or at least their name has somehow become inextricably linked to certain aspects of the game. Names such as Oedo (and his oedo years), Starlifter (Power Democracy), Xin Yu (Xinning) , the early landing & OCC gurus etc etc are some examples. Did they announce their withdrawal from the Civ2 world, or did they just fade away (having moved on to Civ3 or something else). Was it a sudden halt or a gradual drying up the flow? I'd be interested to hear some of the "history" of the community, because when you look back at how much has been discovered, its remarkable what has been accomplished and how some of the discoveries that we now almost take for granted were actually made (I don't think I'll ever have an OCC game where I reach AC in 16AD or whatever the record ended at). I wonder if these legends still play Civ2 but now just watch silently from the sidelines or if they no longer play. EDIT: I've been thinking, another interesting thing would be to have a timeline of the history of discovery of certain aspects of the game, to see how some discoveries lead to others. A kind of discovery log similar to a game log. Any volunteers????