I know, from what I have experienced an read, that UO hasn't changed for the better in the years roundabout between AoS and 2007. While many additions had added to the gaming experience, several changes to the game had harmed UO and changed it to the worse. I now see what's happening to UO from 2007 until now, and what I see is good! Great and challenging events and adventures are hosted by the UO-Team. Fantastic EMs were introduced, and there is a chance we may get Counselors again in the future. Several bugs and exploits are finally addressed one by one, and diminished. The game is enhanced with new fantastic features. (The developers really haver very good ideas here!) The game is slowly but steadily balanced. It finally seems like we'll be getting a better game client with SA. Support issues are being addressed. It is still a long way to go, but to my opinion the game developers have tread the right path and are advancing into the right direction. Maybe things cannot be changed as fast as we - the player base - would hope for, but some of these changes have a lot of impact and have to be tested and implemented thoroughly. Rather test a few months more, than rush into a change and being forced to revert it due to a little mistake. If the developers continue on that path, I am very confident that UO will become more popular again in the future. I guess, a Pirate and Seafaring Expansion would help to attract lots of new players, too. Keep going! P.S.: The announcement of publish 58 motivated me to make this posting.