Several people have posted on how fun starting new characters is... several have posted how much fun it's NOT. Like the Soulstone post some of us have read... Well as most of you know I am just now learning how to imbue and tweak templates.. I have made a Sampire Ludes... (alert the media)! I am remembering fun I had years ago.. Combining Bushido with a Swordsman... gives all new gameplay experiences.. Now I have to meld in some Necromancy.. and hopefully I can learn to solo bigger mobs. Now a prop for my shard... Catskills is not the largest by far... But within 72 hours of announcing the "NEW" Ludes people have donated armour, weapons.. and advice for no charge.. and I'm not poor I offered to pay em.. but was refused. And Anna.. just gave me a charger just so she doesn't have to wait for me to catch up on foot. I think more people should try starting from scratch.. And don't twink... make your new character go at it broke.. Course this is only aimed at veteran players who are somewhere between prod shard and Siege. But give it a shot it's fun! P.S. I can't help but think that Soulstoning a new character is nowhere near as fun as building a new one..