Hmm.. I've been playing straight through since Cantr day 1145, or so my application told me. I had an account before, but real life was kind of out of hand so I just stopped logging in. Not sure exactly when I started that account, sometime in the early fall of 2004 and played until January-February of 2005. The friend that got me into Cantr the first time, got me to get back into it in the spring of 2005.
Eh, so yea, that's the boring history of my time with Cantr. I've been a good girl since and my characters are happily (or unhappily) getting older. And hey, look, I actually applied to staff after much deliberation. And for some strange reason they accepted. Hopefully they won't regret it too much. ;)
Anyway, if you want to catch me around and chat, I'm in the IRC under the nick Hermitess.. a lot. Far too often, most likely, but whatever. :) I'm also fairly active on the forums under the nick the_antisocial_hermit. Don't let the names fool you, they're really the antithesis of me. Sometimes, anyway. lol
Update (Feb 2016): I quit about Dec 2012. I felt like I needed a break from the game. So far, I have only recently come back to lurk on the forums a bit.