From Days of Yore
Thog is a half-orc barbarian in the Days of Yore game. Thog managed to survive in the game for many years by killing rodents, but one month he spent too much timing drinking free beer and didn’t pay enough attention to his quota, and was archived.
Thog recently logged back in to discover that a few years had passed, but that the game was now free. Several hundred other people were making the same discovery, and a few thousand more were logging in for the first time and creating characters.