Earlier this week, Hoffs was kind enough to report that Mesanna stopped by several times on Siege to ask people to start sending her feedback via e-mail regarding a replacement for factions. Apparently she will be visiting other shards at some point with the same request. I've lifted from Hoffs' post on the Siege forum the only details it sounds like Mesanna has publicly given out about what's under consideration: Because she said the new system would not be guild-specific and would use an individual character opt-in, it seems to me that the new system is actually just a "PvP toggle." Without knowing anything more than that really, it doesn't even sound to me like this new arrangement is even going to be complex enough to warrant calling it a "system." With that being said, here are some questions I've come up with so far to potentially send to Mesanna: How will you put your character into this arrangement? How will you take characters out of this arrangement and how long will it take to leave? How long will it take to re-join? How will you know who else is enrolled in this new arrangement? Will there be any kind of structure to this arrangement so that individual characters are perceived as being part of a team? If yes, what does that structure look like? I'm especially puzzled on this because of the statement that they can't call this Order/Chaos and are looking for a different name. If there is no structure to this arrangement and you fight any and all other members of this arrangement on an individual basis, what incentives will people have for participating in it other than presumably just being able to PvP anywhere in the game? Does this mean there's absolutely no hope of ever again seeing a MyUO type of search feature on the UO website? Will it still be possible to set up guilds to war each other once this arrangement is added? If yes, will membership in this new arrangement affect how "guild war" kills are counted, i.e., which arrangement/system will take precedence in counting a kill that involves two characters in opposing guilds who also happen to belong to this arrangement? Will "young" characters be able to join this arrangement? If there are any "teams" to this arrangement, will all your characters on an account on the same shard have to join the same side or stay neutral, or can you have characters on the same account on different "teams" on the same shard? Will there be anything similar to faction strongholds or bases, or just sign-up/quit stone(s)? While you're in this arrangement, can other characters in this arrangement heal or rez your character or your pet? Can your guildmates or alliance mates heal or rez your character or pet? Can you steal from a character who also belongs to this arrangement while both are outside of Felucca? Will there be anything like the faction 20-minute skill loss period after your character dies to another character that is in this arrangement? Will a character under this arrangement be able to participate in the Trammel and Siege town election system, including taking advantage of town buffs? Are all kills made by members of this arrangement of other members of this arrangement considered "legal" and not reportable as murders? Will you be able to use traps outside Felucca to kill/injure other members of this arrangement? Will you be able to remove such traps? Will this new arrangement add any new kinds of craftables? What will be the consequences for non-members of this arrangement who assist in kills or kill-attempts made by members of this arrangement? Will there be any kind of ranking system, shard-wide leaders of any type, voting periods, etc.? Will there be a leaderboard of any sort to keep track of who has made the most kills? Will joining this arrangement grant you any sort of special abilities or access to special items? Are there plans for the designers/developers and the EMs to create special events built around this arrangement? What will happen to the faction strongholds, sigil posts and town stones? Will there be any kind of replacement for faction vendors, especially of the reagent and bottle type? Will the team make sure that NPC pricing in faction towns is not left at an artificially high or low level after the faction system is disabled? What will happen to existing faction war horses? Will there be any point in trying to keep them if you won't be able to actually ride them anymore or be able to rez them with bandages without vet skill? Will faction silver continue to have a use? What about faction trap deeds, faction trap removal kits, faction robes, faction-hued clothing and weapons, faction artifacts, faction consumables? Will these get stuck in containers and backpacks or on paperdolls and mannequins after the faction system is turned off? What else do you think we should be asking Mesanna about this new arrangement at this point? At this point, I feel like I don't know enough about what she's proposing to even make suggestions. All I have are questions. More information on what is being planned would go a long, long way towards being able to actually provide feedback, in my opinion. All I can do at this point, really, is just send her a long laundry list of questions. If we can keep this discussion civil , it would sure be nice if Kyronix, Mesanna, or Bleak could pop in and start providing more info and answering some questions and give us more explanation for why they want to go in this direction versus something else that sounds more organized.