I have played this game for 7 plus years. I am a scientist by profession, so I'm reasonably educated (gosh I hope I don't make spelling mistakes! LOL). But as I'm reading the report from the last town hall meeting all I can ask myself is how a new player can possibly join this game and have any fun. Heck, I'm confused with all this new stuff and I have a strong knowledge of the game as it is currently written. There is already sooooooo much understanding that is needed to play this game, and now we will have a new expansion that will make the learning curve even harder. As well as two clients! I really don't think people will want to join an online game that not only takes a very large amount of time investment to be competitive, but also takes an extraordinary amount of effort to figure out how to succeed. There is no book that a person can refer to when they need answers, and if there was it would have to be huge. I firmly believe that UO will never expand it's player base with this approach. I believe most online players would like to simply log onto their char, run around, and have some fun. This approach is the opposite of that. And here it is, the flame me statement. UO NEEDS A RETRO SHARD. Quit trying to be cute and just let us have some fun! Many many current and former players have said this over and over.............devs, are you listening...............do you not understand?! You are losing your player base!