Long long ago, in a land called UO there was something for everyone to do. Players were not continually forced to change the type of playstyle they enjoyed. Crafters could be crafters. They could honestly obtain their resources with a little hard work and determination. Hunters could be hunters. Looking behind rocks and in dank dungeons for monsters to kill and receive gold and a few other items that would interest hunter types like magical armor or weapons. Gardeners could be gardeners. Busily working around their potting sheds planting seeds, watching them grow, and striving for a new or unknown type of plant. Fishermen could be fishermen, pirates could be pirates, role players could be role players, and there was always SOMETHING that they could be doing playing these characters. Now, with the mindset of the current "Powers that Be", if a player is not a fighter then get the heck off the game. Not even a little bone will be thrown to any player that does not enjoy fighting. This newest promise of seeds for the gardener almost makes me want to gag. The mindset of "well gardeners can just buy the seeds" is a direct slap in the face. 90% of the hunter types won't bother to take them off a monsters corpse. The ones that do pick up a few will stick them on a vendor for and ungodly amount of gold IF YOU CAN MANAGE TO FIND A VENDOR THAT STAYS STOCKED. Just a repeat of the other resources that only HUNTERS could get leaving the crafter out in the cold. Been there.......Done that......and HE_ _ will freeze over before I pay 50k for a stinking seed! I have been playing almost 11 years now. The past two years I have barely been hanging on by my fingertips. My posts on stratics are getting further and further apart because why bother posting when the developers and programers refuse to listen to common sense. Unless UO returns to a type of game that many different types of players can enjoy it will continue its downward spiral.