this is the spot on truth. mages really get screwed here. your much better off now running two guilds. your non o.j. mage guild that suffers no stat loss and a faction guild of stealth/dexxer/nox deathstrikers that pop up and stat o.j's when they are low. i never thought i would see the day when uo would penalize mages to such an extent. despite all the trash talk that emanates in pvp, most pvpr's have the highest respect for those worthy adversaries that can play a mage skillfully, knowing the amount of time those guys put in to studying and playing that template. im not playing the dropped artifact game. i will go without them, unless something changes. i dont see the fun in logging in everynite and first checking to see whats in the backpack and whats not. this is a recipe for people losing items as things get switched back and forth from bank box to body and the risk that things are not insured prior to being worn.