Hello community, I am a long time player of Ultima Online. I played from 1999 to about 2004... I remember playing VERY actively up until the time that Age of Shadows had come out and had time to set in. After taking a long break from MMOs all together, I picked up World of Warcraft and have been playing for going on 2 years now. I enjoy the game very much but feel there is something lacking, too much of the game feels sectioned and requires you to be "This High" to ride the ride. The PVP is enjoyable, but it is FAR too gear reliant; which isn't the problem, it's the time sink required to attain piece after piece of your set. With my current job putting me in the Gulf of Mexico for 2 weeks at a time, I find myself falling behind all of my In-Game and Real-Life friends eating their dust. I miss the feeling of logging on to UO and asking myself "What do I want to do today". The PVP was superb and the hunting in dungeons was just an amazing experience, and the game did reward you for time well spent, however it wasn't the only way to get a full experience from the game. I play a lot when I'm home, but with the way WOW plays I feel like I'm missing too much. I have been thinking of returning to UO again to join my last RL friend that still plays, however he plays on Lake Superior. I was thinking of convincing him to roll a character on Siege to play with me because the Shards rule set has always had my eye. I enjoyed old UO, thoroughly. But I've always wondered, does Siege get all the in game events that normal Production Shards do? And speaking of production shards, how is the economy on such if I cannot get my friend to reroll? How is it in comparison to Sieges economy? One thing I did enjoy in WOW was my first journey into a dungeon as a group, I understand this is how Dungeon Doom is? Sort of like a Raided dungeon? It's neat to go in with a group of people and Slaughter everything in sight. It just sucked to see it done and piles of gold lay on the ground cause everything was so jacked. But in any case, how are things these days? Are they as good as I remembered, or dare I say better? Would I enjoy coming back to this old gem instead of sticking around for the shiny graphics Blizzard wants to bombard me with in the next expansion? Thanks for listening to my thoughts and any input would be appreciated. I'm sorry my thoughts seem jumbled and at times not very organized, but I am far from good at organizing what I have to say.