I do the Doom Gauntlet regularly. I have for the past four years. As such, I have a nifty cabinet of Doom Arties, but none of them are the truly top shelf items -- orny, hat of the magi, and so forth. But you know what? That lack of that particular accomplishment doesn't make me mad, instead it keeps me coming back for the challenge. I see people pancakes about the new Honesty virtue. That they don't have time to scour the land looking for these trinkets and that they aren't getting a satisfactory reward for their time. Well I've looked for three hours and still haven't found one of these items. Tram OR Fel. But you know what, it's cool with me. Because this is just another element of the game I can revisit and enjoy. Also, people are up in arms when (God Forbid) a task or skill takes more than a weekend to master in Ultima Online. What's wrong with the journey, getting your mileage out of a quest or game aspect? Someone recently posted that many folks just hop here on Stratics, get the dissection and steps of the latest event, zip through it, and add the latest pixelcrack item to their treasure trove. If that's how you choose to spend your entertainment, that's your business. But I submit you'll find it a lot better if you explore what the event has to offer, puzzle it out and experience it for yourself, soak in the story. And only use the Stratics solution postings to help when you are really stuck. You'll get much more bang for your buck, and you'd probably not be so fast to say an event sucks or was too easy. Instant gratification is habit forming, and it robs you of the true game experience. Maybe the fact a task is taking far longer than you anticipated is in fact a merit, not a problem. Now if you'll excuse me, time to go run the Gauntlet. Tonight may be the night.