With the all the content additions we have occuring now, there is a chance that we can draw new players to UO. Witness the recent posts by older players who are contemplating starting again. Word of mouth will see many new people show up. I have a suggestion that would help us retain them. We should have good equipment available for use by new players. While they have the new status (paying customers only), they should get a reasonable amount of starting cash, perhaps 1M, have free access to new player armor that is first class, and first class weaponry. These items (except the gold) would only work while that player carries the "new" tag. This will give them time to experience UO dungeons, the abyss, pvp and etc. Stats would increase dramatically during the trial period, reducing to starting levels when the player loses the "new" title. Given the chance to experience Ultima the way that us oldtimers experience it may whet their appetite and lure them to stay to start building their characters.