Welcome back! Your old characters should still be around and can still play them. New characters still require a submission to the forums. But let me assure you, it is not as strict as it used to be and you don't have to write a whole novel any more
Create a test character and Orth usually can port over yer old charactersGood hearing from you Polak. I'm doing good and gettin older but that beats the alternative! Was Azptol one of your characters?