Here goes! There’s so many people I’ve met on Kong and I won’t name them all, so hopefully this is good enough.
Joined Kongregate in late 2008, just so I could get around my school’s proxy (for some reason, Kong was never blocked) and play games. Eventually came to like the chat. I was dropped in The Hive and became an active user in early 2010. I remember MSTaylor was the room owner at the time. I never really saw much reason to leave the room, as it was always active whenever I was there and the atmosphere was generally pleasant. I saw other users get modded there one by one—TheWhiteAngel, hunkadunkus, and then in early 2011, I was surprised to get the M myself. Eventually TheWhiteAngel would take over the room and things remained about normal. I would visit other rooms now due to modcalls, and I remember I would hang out in Bowser’s Castle sometimes, where I first met SonicOkami (who will become a factor later in this story).
As the year went on, I came to realize I didn’t want to be in The Hive anymore—too much trolling and counter-trolling between regs and new users—so I set out to explore every room one-by-one. As I got to Uber Universe, a user named graveyard890 convinced me to hang out a little longer and consider the room to settle down. I agreed, and a month later (around October-November) became the owner of Uber Universe. I asked a few regs from The Hive to come help me settle in since it was slightly dead often, but… I accidentally siphoned off roughly 2/3 of the active users from The Hive, creative almost a clone of the room, to mingle with the original users of Uber Universe.
It was around halfway through my ownership of Uber Universe that Es337 would become a mod and turn Chatfrak Shotgun Extreme 9000 into Everfree Forest in an attempt to house the bronies of Kongregate. After watching the show myself and enjoying it, I would pop into Everfree Forest sometimes just to hang out whenever my room was dead. It was pleasant. Times were good, drama every now and then… but as time dragged on, the users of Uber Universe left one by one. About a year later, I was facing a dead room and I myself was rapidly losing interest in Kongregate. SonicOkami eventually got modship around this point, and asked if he could take over Uber Universe. I agreed, and he changed it to Possum Lodge.
I moved to Everfree Forest at this time, but I was largely inactive, only logging in sparsely. Es337 had apparently handed the room to Sliceouttaluck, and then got the room back himself during this time. Eventually he approached me to take over ownership of the room, and I agreed—though still fairly inactive. After a few months of Trickyrodent poking me to be more active, I somehow found a renewed passion for Kongregate, and started logging in daily—and actually got to know the regs of Everfree Forest
Times were good again, but my room was getting restless. After constant anti-brony and general troll attacks, we came to the conclusion that our room was too close to the top of the list. The regs decided that a non-brony name would be better, so I opted a few game-themed names—Lavender Town, Viridian Forest, Lost Woods, etc. I wanted them to decide the name and not me. For some reason they chose Good Luck, Have Fun and so… that became the name for a short while. After about a month everyone agreed that it was awful and it was changed back to Everfree Forest. Again the trolls attacked, so we found a neutral ground and named it The Everfree Forest. However, it seems a lot of my regs have left, so I’m not sure as to what the future holds in store for my room and my overall adventure on Kongregate.
And for the record… I thought Sugarcube Corner was a better name than Everfree Forest, Es337 ;p