I read the fiction. I went to the places. I saw the Bane and the Ophidians. Why should I join any Faction and fight? For what reason? What would be my motivation? I am asking this, because I imagine a new player who tries to get involved. To my understanding, there is no reason whatsoever for him to fight especially those creatures. Of course I know why the rest of the players are joining such a Faction fight: New items and new tameables. I cannot help but wonder if there should be more to UO but hunting for new items... I like the idea that players get involved into UO fiction. But to my opinion this should have consequences for both players and UO history, other than a couple of new items.