After seeing so many of you post about your past experiences in UO, I thought it might be fun to get a better idea of when you started UO and what it was like. I started the game in December of 1997 on Sonoma. The account was actually my roommates, as I didn't have a computer of my own. He gave me one slot to make a character with and to "pay" for my time I would run ingame errands for him. My very first day I found a sword sitting on the ground in Vesper. I grabbed it, and took off for a dungeon. lol There were about 20+ people in the Harpy Room in Covetous. Back then, there was a room further down the hall that could hold 30 or more Harpies at a time!! Anyway, I tried to play alongside them, but I was quickly told that I would need Magery to heal if I wanted to survive. No one used Healing back then, and NO ONE used Parrying. Tank Mages, Mages with a Weapon skill (usually Swords and a Halberd) were the main character. I also recall someone yelling "Murderer outside!!" and the dungeon emptying as everyone tried to kill him/her. The term PK wasn't around and I don't think people flagged "red" back then either. I spent alot of time Tailoring and Lumberjacking to make bows for gold. In the first few months of 1998 we placed a tent right outside of Trinsic. It was pretty cool because as some of you may or may not recall, bank accounts held 125 items and 425 stones MAXIMUM. With the addition of the Lost Lands, a new and much more terrifying errand was added to my responsabilities. You see, it was often hard to come by reagents because they carried odd numbers in the shops in the main lands, and were often empty. But in Delucia, the newest city, people seemed to leave the vendors alone. For some reason my roommate needed alot of Black Pearl and so I spent my time with my very weak character running from the Vesper Cemetary enterance to the Lost Lands to Delucia. Needless to say, my best skill was hiding as highwaymen and other evil player killers roamed the lands there. In late 1998 I received my own computer and an account of my own. I had been befriended by a player who played primarily on an east coast shard, and so I started to play there, leaving Sonoma behind. I didn't return to Sonoma until the time when Trammel had long been in existance and the first Orc Quest had begun. I quit the old shard and I have been here ever since. /php-bin/shared/images/icons/biggrin.gif So, when and where did you start? Did you have any pre-conceived notions about the game? What was it like?