Finally got the game working, and partied with 'Chelle to whack little sprites into submission.
Wow, everything is so nostalgic. Except...not. In a weird way. When I played a few years ago, the server I was on had chosen to go pretty hardcore: warping required the actual item, exp and drop rates were 1x or something extremely low, etc. So it seems really, really strange to be blazing through dungeons that I once spent hours in.
One thing's completely new, though: PKing. I tend to play non-PK servers, since I'm too lazy/not hardcore enough to grind forever for a good PvP build...but at heart I'm a PKKer.
Too bad we couldn't find the 'sader that backstabbed 'Chelle and me. Little bugger waited until we were surrounded by monsters, then darted in, killed us both, and left. I got a few spells off, despite being ridiculously underleveled, but didn't do much damage. Also didn't manage to catch the guy's name, more's the pity.
Can't wait to make use of the 8000x rate to try my hand at PKKing. *cracks knuckles*
...But at the same time I really need to not get sucked into this game again. Self, repeat: it's 2 AM go to sleep it's 2 AM go to sleep it's 2 AM go to sleep.
Edit: Was up 'till 5 or 6; my character is now a level 207ish High Wizard. Sigh. Lrn2selfcontrol.