Hi all, I made GM smith/miner back in 1997, had a long UO break and started playing again last july. Being a crafter at heart, I worked hard to have legendary crafting skills and 'tried' to get into business. Granted I play on a low pop server, Drachenfels, but I feel rather pointless trying to be a crafter nowadays, for the following reasons: 1° Items don't wear off like they used to, and should. 255 durability is way too much, UO still better than silly EQ clones were items do not wear off at all, but a 255 durability weapon can last a very very long time compared to a prized katan of vanquishing back in the days. 2° UO is now a game of have and have not. I sell my wares to relatively new players, who don't have artifacts from the hat to the boots. The power of those artifacts is so absurd that there is no chance at all I can craft something they want. Coupled with point 1, the gap is IMHO way too big between artifact geared and crafting geared players. Now with artifacts to be imbued, heh... What do you think about this?