Iv been playing this game for 8 years now, and when I think playing pre AoS I get sad. This is not a "bring back pre AoS" post so don't start flaming yet It's more about me then AoS. I started playing on Atlantic because my IRL friend played there. I live in Finland so Europa wouldv prolly been the right choice, but back then it was really about ms. My friend already had characters with high skills, but he did not tell how to powerplay/train chars, for which I appreciate him very much. He just gave my character a GM made studdet armor, and told me how to play this game. Then he showed me few cementries and such where I could battle monsters. It was very exciting to kill monsters here and there and to be able to collect some gold. When I had fought enough trolls and ettins in forests, I went to dungeon for the first time. Huh it was great! I still remember the feeling when I was able to afford my first boat! Oh, it was really something. After my warrior had skills at 90:s my friend told me how UO:s gaining mechanism worked. Back then we had Powerhour system (For 1 hour per day you could gain even when you missed/failed/fizzled). He also showed me the bone knight wall, and there I trained my warrior skills to GM, I was Grandmaster warrior! We liked challenges with my friend, so we went to kill demons with our warriors. Demon was a real threat back then. After killing bunch of demons we decided to try to kill a dragon. Dragon was really tough one for warriors, warriors couldnt 3hit kill them back then... We had to used hit and run tactic, even thou we could crossheal, because dragons hit really hard. If I remember right, I died few times even with hit and run tactic. But it was just awesome when we got it killed! I could list these memories for many pages, but then no one would read this whole post After a lot of hunting with bard/tamer/warrior and 3 years of gaming, we decided to make PvP characters to Europa. We made fencers called Felisin Paran and Ganoes Paran. It was still pre AoS and powerscrolls were not introduce to game yet. We trained GM fencing, GM tactics, GM anatomy and started hunting. Like most of fencers back then, we barely wore any armor and we used Tribal spears. Ohh we got lots of kills back then, if spear happened to hit paralyzing blow (spear hit parablow randomly) the target was dead. After that first powerscrolls, then AoS, SE, ML and whats left of my playing... Powergaming... Powergaming and PvP are the only things I do nowdays. If Im not PvP:ing, Im doing champs/harrower or killing Melissande. I also remember when I had 100k for the first time, it was A LOT of money! At the moment I have 22mil and Im considering if I should buy barbed kits or heartwood kit or just buy new armors/weapons from others. I don't enjoy this game like I used to. Only thing I really enjoy is PvP, champs/harrowers we do for PvP action and money. Melissande we do purely for items. Iv been thinking about making character to Siege Perilous. Im also waiting for Faction updates, if I could find my joy there again... What should I do? Or am I a lost cause already?