Can you believe it went by so quickly? One year ago us players were once again teased with a major overhaul of the much loved Faction system. On this day, April 14 of 2010, UO developer Phoenix posted the testing commencement announcement. In the days that followed there were hundreds of posts of heated debate on all the changes. No other change/addition in years had stirred so much interest. People not even currently subscribed were expressing interest in the update. Then nothing. Within a couple weeks the developers completely stopped communicating about their faction ideas. It wasn't until months later that we recieved confirmation that Faction development was completely halted. I see another post by Nexus that Mesanna stated Factions is still not being worked on. I just don't understand why the thing that has generated the most interest by players, besides a Classic shard, has been picked up only to be put down time and time again. I counted 500 posts within 2 days of the announcement. The topic on an obscure test forum has almost 17,000 views, more than any almost any UHall topic which is newer. It sounds like boosters are not happening anymore, which is a shame. Factions would have been 10x more successful a booster than High Seas. Unless you were a fisherman, High Seas had nothing to offer in terms of lasting content. If Factions was done right, it would definitely draw people back to UO. If Faction updates would make you play UO more, you should reply to this topic.