We have a thread going here about all the things we miss about "old" UO...but I know there have been some changes that have been really good too! I have seen others mentioning a few things in that thread, so I figured this would give us a change to voice some positive things instead of just negative things. For me...the changes I actually like are: - Skill/Stat locks - Not having to worry about losing your profession title while working up another skill is awesome! Plus, with this new system, you have much more control over skills you actually don't want to reach 100. - House security/lock downs etc. - Having things in your house that anyone could just walk in and take/move/destroy was a pain in the butt! Also, if you lost your key to your house back then, it was useless for storage...and there was a good chance you would have PKs hidden in your house when you got there!! The new system for house security, IMO, is pretty much perfect. - Pet bonding. Sure, hunting with 5+ dragons was nice, but now your pets can recall with you, and you don't have to go pluck a fresh one every time they die. - Necro/Chiv/Bushi/Ninja skills - The only really positive things to come out of AoS were Necromancy and Chivalry to me. Malas is a trailer park, and the item properties/artifacts suck big time, but adding Necro and Chiv was awesome! The whole Sam Empire expansion was good in my opinion. It didn't really do anything to screw up the game, and the new content was nice! (Bring back Treasures of Tok!!!) - Slayer weapons. In the beginning, there was only silver weapons. It was really cool when the other slayers came out. - Runebooks. Carrying packs full of loose runes that were left on your corpse when you died was a huge pain. - The new ore colors. It was cool when a full suit of Valorite was extremely rare. The colored ores were all equal when it came to your AR, but the rarity was due to the lack of ore. I guess now, everyone would have val suits thanks to scripters...but it was a cool addition. I may think of some more...your turn! What do you like about the "new" UO???