I played Planets in the early years as I lived in Hamburg/Germany. We had a BBS-Box in our Flat on a machine, where we could read every line as the host runs! Our first fights we had with another living community 2 streets ahead. There I met Lemsko (Robot) he's one of my oldest friends.
During our first big game we did a party in our flat, and some of those "enemies" are still friends of mine. (Yeah really!)
I hosted some games on http://www.vgaplanets.de . Meanwhile there you find german informations about the game and players from NU can search there for players too.