Okies lets be honest we have 27 shards...of which 25 are normal shards....one is atlantic which is populated head and shoulders above all others...which leaves 24 normal shards...some are fuller than others some are damn right ghost shards This is NOT A SHARD MERGE thread ............so stop ya fingers right now!!! ideas....first we take atlantic out the equation...doesnt need help... How about we take one of the above populated shards and let them adopt one of the lower populated shards....obvoiusly time zones are key to choosing which shards adopt which....aka europa and drachs would work....great lakes and legends would work ....pacs and lake austin.....etc etc etc..... 24 shards would allow 12 adoptions... By adoption...my idea would link the 2 adopted shards via giving each player on the shard a new ''adoption shard shield''.....which when clicked gives one token every 7 days which as a 7 day timer...so as to stop people stock piling tokens u can only ever have one token. That is for example ..''europa and drachs are adopted''.. players on europa get a drachs adoption shard shield - one per account when clicked get one token every 7 days to drachs with a 7 day timer.... players on drachs get a europa adoption shard shield - one per account when clicked get one token every 7 days to drachs with a 7 day timer.... This would allow players from the two shards to travel between the two although slightly limited it would deffo work....the empty lands of the smaller populated shard will become fuller for sure....luna on both shard would become revitalized......house prices on the low populated shard would increas......players on lesser populated shards can go to the busier shard for items they can find on there own shard ....and fight with bigger gangs, etc ....shard pvp could be the normal.....with guilds setting up mass brawls.... I really cant see any disadvantage...only advantages... AND YES people have been asking for something like this.... there you go....any thoughts additions...Likes or dislikes....we aint merging....we are adopting!!! We can only try make UO better for the people left in UO....is this the way forward?????