One: I've been playing video games my entire life. I was two when I beat Super Mario Bros. (A feat I have not been able to replicate since.) When my father bought Final Fantasy 2, I became hooked on RPGs. I was lead to this game by finding a link on Tigsource, to a forum with a bunch of stories about characters and fortresses in this appearantly epic RPG. I download DF. I find it difficult due to ASCII, but I keep on it. Dwarf Fortress's Fortress mode is too complex for me to be patient with. I have my first epic adventure. Then I find graphics packs. I am now completely under the control of the most epic, in depth, hardcore and fun RPG known currently to man, as no other game has been divine-ly inspired, it's features and code handed directly down from the Gods into Our Lord, His Imperial Majesty Toady.
Two: In no other game have I been able to strangle two men at the same time, slam them to the ground while I kick back at another behind me, sending him flying into a wall, unconscious. When the origional two pass out, never before DF could I systematically break every bone, rip out internal organs, and then wait, while they suffer, to see if the survive. All because they dared to suggest that I would not be fine outside at night.