Started out on a Vampire/Werewolf rp server that I'd joined accidentally, then after it got griefed to hell and shut down, I followed someone else to here (though they didn't end up getting in, while I did, lol).
Basically, I was living with my parents and utterly miserable because my two vanilla survival servers I helped admin shut down. I needed a distraction to keep me from spiraling into terrible depression because I was the stereotypical "post-college living with parents kid." So I was looking for a new server to function , and I saw that PMC had a roleplay descriptor and I was like, "HMMMM." (Or it may have been the other one we use. I can't remember hte second site's name.) Anyway. I used to do tabletop roleplay and figured why not. : )
I was looking for a good RP server experience after the one I had been on got a horrible owner, and then died. I googled "D&D MC servers", and found this. That was two years ago, and I was WAY too lazy to apply at the time, so I continued looking. Two years later, I googled the same thing, this was the first decent search result, so I signed up.
Hollowworld I believe was actually the first "official" roleplaying server that I joined. I had gotten started when [though I'd been roleplaying over other mediums for many years before] I was playing on an old Towny server back when that was cool. There were a few people in a tight community who took it into a roleplay kind of setting, essentially. It was quite nice. When I found myself unable to leave the house for a while because of an injury, I needed something to do so I was searching things up and found out there were actual RP servers in MC, and I was interested. I whitelisted here : ) I do believe I found it via google. ^_^