People talk all the time about what ruined the game. I don't care about that really. I like uo fine. You have to be able to adapt here to thrive basically. Imbuing was wonderful and terrible at the same time. The forged tool was a ridiculous sure-fire way for them to earn income. Every time I use the thing I KNOW I cheating, but what can I do? I don't care about any of that stuff really. I'm not very political. I don't care that different characters come in and out of power. Its not really to "balance" anything. Its a device to force you to continue to work so you don't leave. All these things are about keeping you off-balance so you will continue to pay them. Its just business, and for 14 years business has been good. I understand all these things. I don't understand SOT's. I don't understand how you can farm low level to middle level creatures and end up with 120 skill in something you never worked in your life. That's crazy. I don't want them to stop having SOT's. I'm not trying to change anything here. Its far too late for that. I was just looking at 51 pages of SOT's for atlantic on a site. umm WOW! My son helped me so much with the pumpkins I converted one of my old craftsfolk into a 120 necro mage for him. So, I'm raising all those skills. Its fun for me actually playing and working skills. I always enjoyed it. I looked on that same site and they actually sell powerleveling the same char. They say they can do it for you in 2-3 days. Can you imagine what I'm saying here? 120 magery 120 necro 120 eval 120 resist 120 med 120 spirit speak or 120 taming 120 lore 120 magery 120 eval 120 med 120 resist in 2 or 3 days.... 2 or 3 days??????? There's seriously no point in achieving anything here any more. This has just gone waaay too far imo. Most of the time when I actually post something I'm trying to effect change, or help in some way. Not this time. I just don't know what in the world could be done to help something like this. It used to take maybe a year to get to 120 taming, shorter if you were blessed. I had the 4th or 5th 120 tamer on atl, like imbuing. I've never actually the first person to get anything some of these people are really focused. I realize I'll get a lot of grief about saying this, but it seems like someone ought to at least try to point this out. This is crazy!