It is been approximately 5 or 6 years since I last seriously played UO. Several half-hearted attempts were made to get back into the game a few years back, but none of them amounted to anything. What memories I do have of those attempts, however, are preventing me from trying again. From what I remember, the world of Ultima Online has been reduced to a blur of neon colors, needless items, and a growing number of players that suffer from what I call "WoW syndrome". If I am wrong about the latter statement, someone please correct me. Aesthetically, neon clothing, armor, weapons, mounts, and damn near everything else destroy the tasteful simplicity and realism the game used to have. This I am fairly certain of. Now, to get to the point of all this cynical ranting that none of you care about, I was wondering if there is any place in the modern UO for an old gamer like myself. Is there a way that I can play the game that I used to love? Is there balance between melee and magic in a PvP game? Is there a way I can play a game where everyone is NOT wearing something the color of a Vegas strip club sign? I've noticed that UO has "overhauled" everything with this new Kingdom Reborn patch. Is this worth playing? Are the bugs worked out? Does this patch move the game visually back to what it was, removing the neon vomit everywhere? I know it's a lot of questions. Feel free to not answer. Unless my suspicions are proven otherwise, I'll stick with them and never pick the game up again, which would be a sad thing, but I suppose it would be better than playing again, expecting the UO of old, and being throughly disappointed. Thanks for you time.