While I am taking a hiatus from LOTRO I had a 7 day free ride which I am using every day. I got to thinking just how long I have been playing WoW and came up with this time line:
WoW launched November 2004
Aegwynn US server went online November 2005
I started on Aegwynn (at the urging of some teenage friends, I had no idea what PVP was) with the Horde faction December 2005
My oldest existing character was created January 16, 2006
I restarted on Sentinels as Horde probably a year later. The young people I had been playing with went on to other young people stuff and I didn't like the changes happening to PVP (it was when they combined servers in the battlegrounds and removed the PVP titles they had to that point)
Somewhere after that I went from dark side to bright side and restarted on Alexstraza. I have no idea why there. That was back in the day when you couldn't have Horde and Alliance on the same server.
When I came back to the game from a hiatus I moved my elderly hunter to Alexstaza