Hey ... I haven't been around for nigh-on five years. And I still remembered my login. I don't recognise anybody so far, but the five-year old PMs in my inbox are a blast from the past heh. I've been looking about and it seems like there's a lot of quite cool new things which I might like to come back to UO for, but I'm concerned about one thing. Which is coming back and all the servers being dead as a n00b on the Stratics IRC server whose caps lock is stuck to "on". I know that the population has been in decline since I left, but is there still a vibrant community here? Will I be able to find active guilds that run events several times a week? Are community events dead, or is it just that everyone's too lazy to update the Stratics event calendar? And is all the new stuff actually worth getting back in the fray? Lend me your wisdom, guys. Tell me honestly what UO is like these days. [EDIT] Since people want to know, I don't play any specific shard yet, I have not started a new account (still deciding whether or not to) ... but I would be most likely to either Europa or Drachenfels due to timezone. My play-style is not PvP orientated, though I do like to PvP with guilds and such, and definitely want group-orientated PvM and events.