Greetings! As our leader, Lord Paidric isnt around much any longer and Deothos left UO its pretty much me left. I feel very guilty how little I did this summer ..blaming RL and venors and the lack of spirit etc.. I need to figure out how to do when summer is ower. I also hope the devs promise of some treats for the youngs will be something good. Saor guild used to do a great work adding most youngs to their guild. It was a huge task and they got owerhelmed for a while. I dont know if they have started to recruit again but I have not seen it. What im hoping for is that other guilds could pick up a new or returning player a bit more often and act mentor for a while. Some players will move to another guild when they know what they want ..pvp or rp etc. Some will give up and leave for different reasons. Some will stay for long and be good members of your guild! And all will remember the way they were treated when they arrived to this shard. Fond memories that might pull them back here if they didnt stay long this time. We need the new players as much as they need us! I know Rain Queen takes returning players to her guild , and some RP guilds are busy recruiting in Haven. If more guilds do the same we dont need to get oerloaded..for it keeps you busy for a while. Also if you want to help the youngs straying around , tell them to look out for any Foxglove char and ill give them the adress to Paidrics exellent guide at http://haven.uosites.com and a good armour set put togeather from crafted and donated pieces , spellbook/weapon and a few runes in a runebook. We always had great people on Europa helping us with donations (i still have lots to use im not asking for more ) and helping youngs as well . Ppl like T Hunter , Angel Inc , Dwarven Smithy and many others, you can see their marks on the young players armours. What older players help the newcomers with, the time spent on advices and friendly chatting cant be ower estimated. And right now when HLP is not working properly, its more important than ever!