I am a recent returning player from a 8 month leave and played since UO first launched. This was back when you travelled in groups of archers, melers, and mages to battle a single dragon, or fend off a horde of Pkers from looting your corpse of all goods (man I miss those days!!!). Side note: the coming of Trammel, I believe, was the doom of Ultima Online as not only the 1st MMORPG, but the BEST. Fel is what made UO down right amazing: the fear of losing your goods, having to band together to survive the world, and the forging of strong UO communities. If there is one aspect the developers of UO should have never instituted it would surely be a duplicate world where no player vs. player combat was allowed. With that said, UO is still a vast and very enjoyable game for me, as I am sure it is for many others. I left right when KR came out and had a chance to play it. I remember trying to put an effort into using the new client (and I think it is the best remake so far) but was unable to adapt from the 2d style. I think it was primarly because I fell in love with the play and overall experience of the old 2d client. I came back just last month and loaded the KR client onto my system. Once again I tried to make an attempt but was uncomfortable with the playability of KR. I run a relatively high end laptop, so graphics and lag were not an issue. However, I simply notice how much smoother and more reliable the 2d client is. I experienced crashes in KR when MOBs were in abundance (e.g., at champs). Over all I really enjoy the graphics and some of the neat features of KR, but am unable to enjoy it as much as I do the 2d client. I guess it is because I have spent so many years in the 2d client and know it so well. I am hoping beyond all hopes the new client being released this summer will live up to it's promises and have the best of both KR and 2d. I am totally aware that the 2d client is very limited, but I am also aware that KR is simply not played by the majority of us "old school" UO players. I fear if the developers do not come through with the new client, I and those who have similar feeling/experiences will forever leave UO, if not sooner than later. As for now, I will continue to enjoy and love playing the 2d client. I pleeeead to the developers of this new client that they will not worry about graphics as much as the playability, functionality, and expandablity of Ultima Online. A question I have: What, if at all, would be the possibility of converging the shards and doing away with Trammel all together?! Can you imagine us seeing Britan bank once again busy with traffic, merchants, warriors, advertures, thieves, and the like?! Having to band together once again to not only take on massive monsters, but fend off the talented players who turn to the craft of PvP. It depressed me when I go to the Britan bank and see more NPCs than players P.S., I am on the Catskills shard and if any fellow Catskillians wish to explore and PVM, send me a PM!!! I long to join a good group of fellow adventures and hunters. -The long time player and lover of Ultima Online.