I've been a member here for a very long time...not as active as I would have liked to be but always supportive.
One of the reasons that I havent frequented the forums is because I took a few years away from game development to learn the darkside of 3D Modeling and Animation. I just got tired of looking for artists to work with, although Im an artist myself, 3D art was eluding me. Not to mention my current day job as a n-tier application programmer was killing my time.
But now that I have commanded skills in both modeling and animation. I can honestly say that Im back and ready to see what late nights will bring.
My current plans are to finish something I started which is a 2D fighting game and then down the road I hope to recreate it in 3D. Im defintely not in a rush, but at least I have a cool place to ramble about it.
Hell, I might as well take advantage of the web space too and make a website...I think Im paying for that too, right?
Anyway, Im back...time will tell, it always does.