Ok let me start my post from a quoted page of EA/UO's website.... Unacceptable Bug- or Exploit-created Items May 3 2002 5:09PM In the long history of Ultima Online, there have been certain items that have entered the game due to bugs or exploits. We have been hesitant to post a list of such items, for some unscrupulous players might see such a list and attempt to recreate such illegal items. However, to help players discern the differences between these illegal exploit/bug items and legal rare items, we now feel that there are certain exploit-based items that can be listed publicly. The illegal items listed below were created or obtained through the use of an exploit or bug, and are not able to be obtained or acquired through any legitimate means. Players who are found to have, use, trade, or sell them may have action taken against their account. These listed items continue to exist in the world even though they are not re-creatable, but please do not consider them the only items that are unacceptable within UO. Just because an item may not be on this list does not necessarily mean it is legal. We reserve the right to change & update this list at any time. * Portable ballot boxes * Portable forges * Belt pouches * Metal ranger armor (ranger armor should be leather-based, not metal) * Faction-purple non-dyeable items (please note that some items in the game, such as cloaks or fancy shirts, may legitimately be dyed a color similar to the faction-purple color. This listing specifically refers to those items that should never be purple, such as spellbooks, armor, weapons, etc.) * Water tiles * Silver steeds (except for Siege Perilous, Mugen, and Baekdu) * Tame ancient wyrms It is critical for all players to understand the following information about this list of exploit-created items: * There may be exploit-created items within the world that are not on this list-but just because items are not on this list, does not necessarily mean they are legal. * We reserve the right to change this list at any time. * This list will only note items that were created with bugs or exploit that can no longer be created. Please also note that we continue to look extremely unfavorably against any player who attempts to use a bug or exploit in order to create an item that should not normally exist within the game, and players who violate the rules of UO at any time may have action taken against their UO game accounts. Here's a link to that page should anyone wish to go see for themselves http://www.uo.com/cgi-bin/newstools.pl?Article=6097 Anyway, my request...seeing as the last time that was friggen updated was 2002....um hello it's 2008 now. Is to have an updated list of what items are Illagel to own. Now I personally research an item the best I can before buying it for my Museum but what is the true way to tell a dupe from a real items, other then the obvious "There was only a few of these items made why are there 10 in one house" kinda thing. I don't even give the obvious dupes a second look, such as the Glacial colored spell books and the Ethereal Cloaks that are spewed about. But what about items that there are a lot of but they were only done on Asian based shards? That get Xfered over to the other shards. I mean how can we truly know what items are legit and not legit when EA doesn't even run the same events on ALL shards. I mean it would suck if they did it but maybe they need to get rid of Shard Xfering all together if they aren't going to keep the events and unique items fair across all shards? But anyway back to the focus of the post, can we please get an updated list of items that are no no's? Cause you have the times when owning an items is illegal but later on down the road becomes just another "Rare". For example the Sigil colored stuff, at one time it was 100% illegal to even have a piece of it. Down the road though EA changed it to where it wasn't illegal to have those items since they had fixed the bug. Then you have the other instance of the Obviously duped Shrouds of Shadows that were ToT Colored. Those for example didn't become illegal to own but they were obviously illegal to make. So please, someone from EA keep us updated on items we shouldn't have. And every time a new items pops up make a news note about it saying "Hey new item out there be on the look out and DO NOT buy/own!!!!" That would protect a lot of innocent every day players that get some wool pulled over their eyes and get told something is an event item from another shard then end up getting band for it later. I personally am not one of those people that got banned cause I never buy an item without fully researching it first like I said before. But from what I've read with all the accounts banned so far it was basically a case of wrong place/wrong time :/. Anyway my question is out there now, please respond EA. I know it's more work on you all at EA but hey if you don't want to work, don't charge a subscription fee plain and simple. btw * This list will only note items that were created with bugs or exploit that can no longer be created. <----- that is BS why not tell us of the items and not tell us how there made, that's easier to protect your gaming community and keep subscriptions coming in, I'm getting to the point I don't want to buy or sell anything in game or even log in anymore out of fear that I'll be banned for sneezing in game or something.