First, and foremost I'd like to say that most of you know I have pretty much retired from my "hardcore" days of UO. You serious pvpers know what I'm talking about, no more ghost cam schemes or huge plans to rule the shard. Just want to log on and kill people, hence why I'm red now. Second, Why many us disagree on faction items, they are a part of the item based game that is UO. I miss the day when a good 1/3 was worth millions too, but at least now, I can run a solo mage and have a shot. Items were already a problem before faction items, the dexxers ruled supreme because of the sick weapon mods you could bless. Third, Now why iv been gone, it seems there have become "standands" to the faction gear policy. This was put in place to try to streamline pvp. NOW HERES WHERE IT TURNS BAD The poorer less experienced guilds get this grand idea. "Hey lets NOT use faction arties and instead GANK those that do, thus we lose nothing and gain like a million gold per gank" TNT I'm talking to you. Mr all stealth, multiple dragon pvpers. JSV I'm talking to you. Mr mages that don't know how to do anything other than flamestrike all day (i'm looking at you roland) and blue naked tamers throwing bolas. Now i'v died several times to ganks over the last week or two. No problem, I fight solo so I understand. And most people (NEO) have been pretty reasonable. Trading my stuff back for some armor and what not. Most of TNT has been been cool as long as they get something out of it. Others however EXPECT I pay them 10 per on my items. They EXPECT it because thats their plan. They killed me for the money. Thats their victory. Its no longer about the fighting. Its about the money. To the people who look at enemy factions at a piggy bank, go to Trammel where they actually do farm players for insurence money. LETS CUT TO THE CHASE Heres the deal, if you don't earn the kill. I'm not gonna pay 10 per (I dont have the money anyway, but once I do I still wouldnt) If you gank me hardcore, I will trade some items or maybe pay 5 per because its conveinent for me but YOU WILL NOT GET 1 million gold from me for using lame tactics designed to get you a paycheck. Now, I realise you have the option to trash my stuff. I fully expect that. But understand while I may not PVP without my suit, I don't quit playing, I simply do something more constructive. Ask Lady sindy (JSV) TigerDyr (JSV) Gib (JSV) Lady... whatever, the one that just casts EVs over and over (JSV) HAVIK (JSV) Elmer Fudd (SP!) RacerX(SP!) and whoever from TNT I chased out off of fire island. I will just farm your people for the silver I need to get my suit. I know thats not a threat, its not intended to be. I'm simply saying, when I'm kept from pvping I hunt down farmers. I emplore the rest of you to stand against these tycoons and NOT pay them the full price for their cheap kills. Indeed they could trash your suit, but to what end? Then they have earned nothing, and then one day they will die and when they have to go farm silver, I will find them. In closing, Does anyone want to buy some silver?