I am a software engineer who quit my day job to build a fantasy MMORPG. AMA!
I am the sole developer of the fantasy massively multiplayer online game Aberoth. I had dreamed of making an MMORPG since the early days of the internet. After many years of dreaming, I finally got off my butt and started working on one in my free time. I released the first version in 2010, and have continually updated and expanded the game over the years since then. Aberoth was released on Steam in July, 2015.
The game has always been a side project, and I was never able to put the time into it that I wanted to. At the end of April, I quit my day job of nearly 18 years as a software engineer in the healthcare industry to work full time on Aberoth.
Ask me anything!
Proof I am the developer: http://aberoth.com/ama_2016_06_18.html
Proof I quit my day job: Note the frequency and size of Aberoth updates starting in May.
Edit: I am going to take a break for a few hours. I will be back later tonight, though, to answer the questions I have not answered yet, and to answer new questions, so keep asking!
Edit2: I am back to answer more questions.
Edit3: All right, I am done for the day. Thanks everyone for the questions. I will still check back every once in a while to answer any new questions, so feel free to ask. Thanks again!