I guess I am one of the most recent new players, but I have seen two others. Pretty amazing given the current state of the game.
I discovered Hope and Despair after it was recommended by a player known to these forums as Flatfoot and am very grateful to him and to Czecky and team.
The mod is amazing, but I guess this thread is supposed to be about me.
I have been playing AD&D since 1st edition, having read the rules from what may have been an expert edition booklet back in 1980. Not sure when I found NWN now, but it was while I was working overseas, and I think I still have the rulebook in traditional Chinese packed away somewhere.
Since then I have played on many Nordock based servers and was an online DM and contributer on Noctar's Noble Realm. I am a poor scripter but I have a good eye for game aesthetics. Learned a lot there about conserving resources from the lead scripter there. My main contribution as DM was resolving conflicts with difficult players.
In game and on forums, I do not like to discuss my personal life. Nothing wrong with my personal life, but I prefer to keep the online persona separate. You will find me to be consistent if you interact with me long enough, and that should be good enough.
I play two accounts, Pigron
and Happy Dancer.
They used to be managed by two seperate people, but one has not played for some time but still loves the game. I keep making characters for both accounts for several reasons, none of which involve hiding from the admin. It keeps the local vault folder size smaller for loading, gives Happy a ready made character in the event she comes back and (not necessary on Despair it seems) allows me to relog as "someone else" if I am getting flamed, spammed or griefed.
Currently, I am using the second account on another machine to test areas where the one machine crashes on enter.
Chances are, if a player is considerate enough to be reading the forums, they are not just a grief punk travelling through, so full disclosure here.