Played UO from the beta to the end of 1998 when unfortunately, I had to cancel my account. I finished my masters and was posted to a humanitarian relief job in Rwanda and continued in the field for ten more years, finally moving home (Toronto, Canada) permanently. The nature of my job had me going years without a decent computer with internet access and when I did I wasn't able to browse leisurely. Anyways, tonight I allowed my mind to wander after I found a binder in a box that held all the Stratics profession guides that I printed out, and I remembered the amazing fun I had with UO. Unfortunately, I can't remember the log-in for ICQ anymore so I can't get in touch with the abundance of close guild-friends I had on Catskills. So, it has been almost 12 years since the game has launched and it's still going!? I have to admit, I'm surprised that Stratics is still around (I held my breath when I typed "uo.stratics.com"). I really don't know what the point of this thread is but I miss the feeling of fun I had whenever I logged on to UO for hours upon hours. I've done basic research and newer MMOs all seem to be level based; something I would not be happy with. To be short: Is UO still popular? Would it be worth it to start up from scratch? Is it still dangerous to mine/do anything around Britain? I loved the feeling of danger that accompanied me whenever I left the town limits. Any response would be much appreciated! PS: Is Rainz active to this day?