I played on LS from November 97 to 2000, then off and on until 2003. I was at one time a member and leader of the 5th largest Anti guild in UO--which like all guilds eventually imploded and we all went our seperate ways. I have played most MMO's and frankly, nothing captures the magic of UO, as old and antiquated as it is in many ways. Customer Service tells me my old account is still available, sadly my old community is long gone so as I contemplate a return, probably to Atlantic--I have questions. BTW the preamble was designed to provide the folks who answer my questions ( hopefully) a frame of reference. So: 1. Stygian Abyss--and the Classic Client ( what I am used to ) or the enhanced client? ( I build my own gaming rigs so the hardware will handle anything) looking for a recommendation here for smooth play--I am familiar with UO lag problems. 2. UOAssist ( which I always used in the past) and UOAM--still worth having? Has the game UI improved to the point where UOAssist is no longer needed? 3. Inflation? The most daunting aspect for returning players is (imho) the fact that nothing has prepared us for sticker shock and prices. I was considered very wealthy by game standards when I left ( sadly all weath is still on LS) but even if I had it--doubt it could touch what I see for housing etc. 4. Not going to bother about questions like "whats the best toon to play" and pvm vs pvp questions but--how active is Atlantic as a shard and particularily are there guilds still recruiting? Does a new player have to expect to go it alone? 5. Does anyone use Ventrillo as a matter of requirement in a guild? I shudder to think of returning to ICQ after years of VOIP and all the advantages that brings whether PvP or PvM. I simply do not see many of the guilds I have looked at on the various sites using it. 6. Learning curve--considering how long it has been, how much of a challenge do I face. Time is limited in that I do work, have a family and recognize the Sun when I see it. Thinking 2-3 hours a night and weekends--and no macroing artificial help--as I believe that is still frowned upon. 7. Now --recommendations for a first character to get my feet wet? PvM initially. In the past I played Dexxer, Mage/Bard and Archer--but those skills will all have to be relearned. Thank you for your answers and recommendations--I will no doubt have more questions as time goes by.