Lots of gamer history, including RPGs, but never with paper sheets and dice on a physical table. It is all online for me! My focus is on D&D 5e. Message me if you think I'd be a good addition in your game. I might just be able to to make it.
Preferences: I love roleplay, though in practice I am usually more descriptive in what my characters do, rather than at acting in my character's voices.
I'm used to optimizing as a gamer, but I fight the urge to focus on what the character is, rather than what statistics say is best. I'll still try to make them powerful in some way, but not intentionally to a power-gaming level.
I deeply love variety. I can do mundane combos like human fighters with a soldier's background, but I'll usually try to push the line of what is acceptable to make as colorful a character as possible while still being grounded within the boundaries presented. You'll find, perhaps to your annoyance, I am thorough in their backstory, usually writing pages of info.