I played UO when it went live. I was on Great Lakes. I left when EQ went live and am now more or less looking at UO again. Not quite sure why I chose LA but here I am. Lots and lots of things have changed since last I played UO. I sold my houses and accounts when I left and rather than see if they are available I simply picked up two new accounts. Sadly they were not Mondain and can upgrade them to Mondain for another 30 days. Odd that is *Shrug* oh well. Spent a lot of time at Dulcia training and selling Raw meat and hides to buy a 7x7 house. Shopped around for spells / spell books and Rune Books. Whoa, what a horrid surprise (not criticizing just stunned) at the prices of things. In my shopping, I ran into a player selling this stuff and he gave me a free 64 spells Spell Book and a Rune Book. That was very helpful. Well as things go extremely helpful. Took some time off from taming and gathering gold to take Moongates and see the new places. When I got to one place I ran into a player and asked for a Gate to Ice (Dagger) Island. She was kind enough to facilitate me and I used a Mark scroll to set a rune up. Tamed a number of Polar Bears decided to go home and promptly ran out of Black Pearls, so no recall and did not put recall scrolls in the rune book. LOL No pain no gain. Well, used the other account (which I will obsolete when I can upgrade to Mondain) to raise the Gold for a boat and went and fetched my sorry butt from Ice island. Didn't really want to spend the Gold for a boat yet but the only individual I did meet on Ice Island was ... not helpful. The low Population / Housing is mostly exactly what I am looking for so that is working in my favor. I could use a hint to a good Rune Library (if one exists). More later on the tales of my time at lake Austin.