Hello Everyone, I started playing UO in back 2000 with the UO:R expac and stopped in 2006ish (during 8th anny expac?);not even WoW could completely tear me away. After almost 6 years, I've been wanting to check the game out again. Now, I'm one of those that ditched the 2d version for the 3d (blackthorn) iso version, but left before the whole revamp of the engine took place. Have shards been taken down or consolidated? What I'm trying to ask here is how much has the game changed since, gameplay-wise and if the game has gotten better and more interesting. Are there any vets left from pre UO:R (or pre UO:AOS) that could share their experience with me. I look forward to the replies, and hopefully decide to resurrect my archer/tamer, Jinza.