Hi all, in my opinion, the discussion about scripting/macronig/cheating is going to the wrong direction. <ul> [*]Some people are complaining that skill gain is too slow and it takes too long to become legendary. [*]Others say UO mostly consists of overly tedious and unnecessarily time-consuming repeated actions. [/list] Don't you see where the real problem lies? It is those people who try to advance as fast as possible and want to reach legendary as soon as possible, who then complain about the game being boring once they have reached their goal. Why? Because they skipped everything that makes the game fun: Character development and the associated adventures. I know disturbingly MANY players who had 5 highly developed characters after only 6 months of playing (or even less). But when you ask them, they know Luna, Britannia, Doom, Destard, "Arties" and "Mel", and that's about it. They have never been to dungeons like Covetous or Deceit. They don't know that Cove is a town. They have no idea what the Hedge Maze is. They skipped 95% of the game and 95% of the fun. The fun you have when raising your taming skill by taming rats in Covetous. Or raising your fighting skill by killing Lizardmen in Wrong. Basically, raising skills by playing the game. The game offers interesting places and adventures for EVERY skill level. Most people just don't know, or are too impatient. When you appear in New Haven as a new player, there's always a veteran around offering you free equipment and giving you hints about how to advance in the fastest possible way. Those people are really nice and helpful. But finding out things by yourself, maybe with a little nudge or advise, is much much more fun. It's all about how you play the game. People, who only look for most rapid skill advancement and the most nifty artifact, have no idea what UO is all about. Unfortunately, I have the impression that at least 80% of the players are like that. They can't be helped. They always will find ways of automating things, scripting, or "cheating" as you call it. In my opinion, those players are only cheating themselves.