Lately I have not had the time for WoW, so unfortunately I had to cancel my account to pick up a game that requires a little less effort in maintaining a character. Enter: UO. To make a long story short, I was very put off with the lack of community and basically having to search to find people to interact with. The EA UO population is very weak. So, and I'll try to keep this within forum rules, I logged on to a new free shard that was just released and well, the best I could describe it, I was ...shocked. I could not even make it through brit bank without making a maze type pattern (due to push through). Every bank I went to had at least 20-30 people hanging out (EVERY BANK), including all the afk people that would have been 50 total easy... I ran up to brit GY to start training, and there was I COUNTED at least 10-15 people running around being newbs like me. The shard info was showing over 2,000 clients online. Granted half them were afk probably... these numbers just seemed astounding compared to what I saw on EA shards (including ATL). My question is this, I don't see what can be negative about tapping into a market like this. Your thoughts and opinions? I would like to steer away from classic vs. no classic talk, but just more of a simple, I guess... ecomonics question... again, how would you NOT want to tap into a market like this?