Hello. I'm a new player to UO. I just got done with my 14 day free trial and started my regular subscription. I really like the game so far. I have played many MMORPGs in the past but decided to try this one because I heard it was the best for player housing and pretty good for crafting as well, which is what I like the most. I also do a lot of PvMing, but not much of a PvPer. I have a few questions please if you don't mind. Ok, here are my questions: 1) Is this the main forum for the game? And if so, am I in the right place to be asking these questions? 2) Where is the auction house and how do I access it? 3) How do I know who is all online and how do I communicate with them? There is this one guy who helped me a little. He found me in New Haven and brought me to his house and made me some armor and gave me a mage and full rune book. I think his chars are Dadelous and Croak, want to thank him again and ask him for some advice. 4) Did I choose the right server? I choose Great Lakes because I live near one of the great lakes. LOL I wanted a server that was close to me for good connection and one where most of the people are in the same time zone I am or at least close. Also, wanted a server that was mediumly populated. 5) I have a house placement tool but can't find any place to place a house. What's the trick to getting one? 6) I have a full bank for of stuff, probably crap, I don't understand what to keep and what to sell or throw on the ground. 7) I have made one character so far. From my older MMORGs I like having pets, so I took taming and I like magic, so I took that. I like the fact that you don't have to adhere to a strict template and can be flexible and pick and choose your own skills and such. So far I have 100 med, 100 focus, 90 magery, 90 animal lore, 90 eval, 75 resist, 65 taming, 65 vet, 10 dex, 90 str and 125 int. Eventually want those skills all up to 100 I guess and maybe lower my int some for more str. I started with 50 taming but its going really slow. Should I paralyze aggressive creatures to tame them or should I take up music and peace to peace them? If I do I will probably need to drop eval and med maybe. Thanks in advance.