I left UO quite a long time ago, believing my departure would be final. I even took UO off my computer and tossed my game boxes, certain I would never need them again. Then, last week, while clearing out some things that have been in storage forever, I found a box I'd missed - LBR. I remembered my login, and...well, I don't know what "madness" came over me, but I installed it, endured some very lengthy patches, and found my items and characters still there (I rather expected they'd be gone by now). I say I "stealthed in" because I have not yet contacted anyone I previously knew in-game. And since I am uncertain about many things, including how much I will play, and whether or not I will "fit in" if I stay, I gave my main characters new names. Not a sound financial move, to be sure... but the game has evolved since I left, and much has changed in the RW for me, as well. It seems right, somehow, that my characters have changed, too. Anyway, if anyone runs into a chef named Eclair, feel free to say hi.