A few days ago, Mesanna visited Siege to solicit opinions on the possible replacement of the faction system with something else. These are the salient points of what she had to say: a) She/The Devs view the whole faction system as being too broken to fix. They are in favour of going back to something like the Chaos/Order system. b) This is not Siege-specific. She is visiting various shards and any changes would be across UO. c) She is in favour of a system that would not be guild-specific along the current lines; each person could opt-in as they wish so that some members of a guild may be in the system and others not. d) They can't use the old Chaos/Order name for the new system. They are looking for alternative names. e) She would like to get feedback from people about this whole issue and what should be in the new system. In response to what was probably the proverbial angry mob with pitchforks filling her mailbox, she came on the next day to emphasis that nothing is set in stone at this point; she is just trying to gather feedback from players. So there you have it. If you have any points of view or suggestions, please discuss here and/or email barmstrong at ea.com with them. But keep in mind that she will likely be receiving many emails on this so try and keep your ideas succinct and clearly presented. Try and leave out the emotive rants and superfluous stuff and just present fairly concise and well-reasoned arguments or opinions. And let me repeat that nothing is set in stone, or probably even C++, at this point.