Okay so I take long breaks from UO, but been playing since day 1. Sometimes its a 1 month on 6 months break, sometimes a year on, 2 year break. Right now Im coming off of a 2 year break and only did champ spawns in Fel before, so a lot of these questions are faction related. Forgive me if they are noobish to you, I have read the boards, just want a little more clarification. I will number them and separate them for easy quote answers. 1. Is there a lot of factioning going on Origin Shard? 2. My guild currently will not do Fel and are not allied with any faction. Can I stay in my guild and still do factions? Or will I need to quit and join a faction allied guild? 3. From what I gathered, there are two ways to gain silver, a. kill a player of an opposing faction, or b. kill a monster of an opposing faction. Is this correct? 3b. How much silver can one expect from killing another player? 3c. How much silver can one expect from killing an opposing monster? 4. With regards to killing opposing monsters, it is stated on the factions guide you cannot gain silver from killing the same monster over and over. Question is, is this a "timer" until next silver gain? Or a "kill x number of monsters until next silver gain"? 5. I noticed a lot of threads on speed hacking. Is this a real big problem, like BIG BIG? 6. I will be solo until I hook up with some other faction members, can I expect gank squads, mainly while farming silver on monsters? 7. Do you have to be a certain rank to use the items you can buy with the silver? 7b. I assume the items you gain through faction system cannot be traded or sold correct? 7c. Reading uoguide.com they list current artifacts but with more power/resists/properties. Are the properties listed (resists) ON TOP OF what the item already has? Or is it a TOTAL? Here is a link Faction Items UOGuide 8. Can bless deeds be obtained via faction system? 8b. item bless 8c. clothing bless 9. I am reading about this "Dreadmare" I looked it up. It lists as no longer spawning, is this true? Seems like a neat pet. (I know there is a problem with over powered tamers, I play more than just a tamer FYI and my tamer will be used for farmign silver, not wars) Thats all for now, I appreciate your answers to these questions and any extra info you can offer me.