I'm a little late in this, but i was just reading alot of the discussion with this game. I dunno if any of you have played the elder scrolls games, particularly Skyrim, but they are amazing sandbox single player games. I've often sat back and wondered, if they took the game and altered it into an mmo, it could possibly be the closest thing to what UO really embodied. The community, the "sandbox" feel.... Take skyrim for instance. The alchemy system is amazing, you can literally walk across the lands, pick up random ingredients and try mixing them with other stuff to see what you get, which promotes alot of exploration. You can hunt particular kinds of animals to get their ingrediants, take their pelts to make leather or clothing... You can keep an eye out for mineral deposites to mine for certain ores. It has many of the same things as a free ranging open world, such as all the crafting elements, enchanting, mining.... you can even purchase houses. I'll definitely be keeping my eye on this. I love UO and the Elder Scrolls games. If this truly can take the amazing visuals, the amazing open world concept that we all know and love, and blend them together it could be the ultimate MMO. Word has it the skill would be somewhat based on what Skyrim is now with a Guild Wars feel, and the combat would be a mix of elder scrolls style with WoW. The world would be very very UO-like in that you could do or be anything.