so my daughters have been watching me play UO for their entire lives and they frequently ask me when they can play. and i being the every concerned parent tell them when they get older. well, over Christmas i decided to cave in and let them play. so i started a brand new account for each of them then i gave them the broadest of broad overview of the game and installed it on their laptops and i left. i decided that i could go one of two routes with them. i could take them under my wing and hussle them off to one of my castles and make them the best suits in game and show them how to power game and level their new toons up to be gods in a week.... or i could let them have the experience that i had back in '97 and let them sink or swim on their own. so i walked away and let them fumble around on their own. for a week i heard them playing and yelling and laughing and i resisted all urges to check on them. from time to time they would come into my den and ask me a question.... where do i sell leather? why is there this huge blue fella running around in the game? how do i get onto a horse? but i think the funniest thing has to be when i went to go chase them into bed one night and they where each in their own room on their laptops yelling accross the hallway at each other as they played. seems they where in the wild forest that surrounds New Haven and they had been set upon by some evil mongbats and one ettin. so i walked in and was watching them and i was suprised to see they where with 3 other new players! they had a group of 5 of them.... dieing to mongbats and a ettin! hahahaha, i couldnt help but laugh and it brought back fond memories from years past. but what i couldnt believe was there was 5 of them! and it was obvious that they where all brand new and had no idea what to do in the game. i actually had to log in and take them all to the bank in haven and show them what the bank was and how to use it. anyways, i thought that was funny and interesting. so there are new players in the game, and they die just like we did 15 and a half years ago. and wow, do girls ever get mad when they get looted by brigands!!!