I read in the UO News thread that the Devs, among other things, are working on coming up with Christmas and new Vet Rewards and Anniversary Rewards for this Year. So, I thought that perhaps this is the good time (ideas need to pop up early enough to then make it possible to finalize them for the fall season....) to bring up some ideas of what players may like for this Year's Christmas, Vet and Anniversary Rewards. For example, personally for Christmas and Anniversary I'd like to see a new set of collectible Statues or busts with varied rarity of UO related characters like Blackthorne, Dupre, Shamino etc. and even include the Avatar himself setting the highest rarity for it..... I know that in the past we have had "some" of UO related characters released into the game at some point as a bust or a statue or similar but they were occasional items, never as a comprehensive collection that included them all. It would be nice to have them now released one per character as Christmas or Anniversary items (so that players can work on trading their doubles r buying those that they miss towards completing their collection over time) from within a comprehensive collection to be reached so that once players have completed it, the collection can then be displayed in one's own home or in a Museum on a given shard.... For new Vet Rewards, the Devs can then decide for what Years active account age make them claimable, I'd like to see a search tool which, when used by a given account that is logged in to find an item (keywords can be used), will tell the players where that given item is located. That is, whether it is in a bank box of any of the characters tied to that account that is using the search tool or in their backpacks (it would perform the search also for those characters not logged in for that account) or in any of the secures or vendors tied to that account. Basically, a search tool that can scan the entirety of bank boxes, characters and containers attached to the given account to find a given item that the player is looking for. If the item being seach for the tool will bring up a message saying where the item is located. A usefull and desireable item but nothing that might hurt game balancing.... I would also like to see a "zero followers" slot new ethereal mount as a new Vet Reward. Before anyone starts yelling that this could be an inbalancing addition, we already have speed hacks in the game where characters on foot can run faster than mounted characters not to mention the fact that they can also run through obstacles as if they did not exist.... So, considering this, I do not think that a zero followers new ethereal mount would be a big deal at all.... Another suggestion that comes up to my mind as a new Vet Reward, is a "Jewels' case". That is, a new container like the BOD books, the Davies' Locker Table or the Seeds' box but that holds jewels, counts for 1 item and, most importantly, has filters to help the player better organize one's own collection of jewels and retrieve whatever jewel one may want to retrieve from the collection more easily. Similarly to the jewels' case, also an "Armoire" could be added as a new Vet Reward to hold armor instead of jewels, also counting for 1 item and with filters for better organizing and finding of any piece armor. I would also like to finally see added to the game a rideable "Sea Horse" as a new Vet Reward that would help one navigate the sea when riding it. Must be equipped right on the border of the shore and can only allow the movement on the Sea, not on land, if unequipped while at Sea the character would be bounced on the nearest land shore... Bring up your ideas for Christmas, Anniversary and Veteran Rewards for this Year's Fall and perhaps the Developers will pick up a few of them and make them a new addition to the game !!