Seeing as there is no longer a UO Ideas Den board I wasn't sure where to post this.. so feel free to move it if necessary. It would be very beneficial if there was a "Population:" (high, medium, low) statistic near each shard upon login. This would be along with the Latency/Packet Loss statistics that are currently visible. This would allow newcomers to the game to join a server with some actual players.. If a player unknowingly joins Yamato and finds only two people on the whole shard, they're not likely to continue playing as they will think the game is dead. However, if there was a 'Population:' statistic then people would be geared towards joining more active shards, and in turn would be more likely to remain active in the game. This would eventually have a snowball effect and the game would potentially gain a good amount of players. I know one person personally who joined the game, went to Baja, saw nobody, and quit. He told me he had no idea which server to join because there was nothing distinguishing any of them from any of the others. This is true. A population meter of some sort would be great for cases like this.