I got myself in a UO rut for the last few months (years?) since Arms Lore was made useful again. Basically, I feel I need to upgrade my armor by burning the few runics I've accumulated, but it would be a waste unless my mule crafter has a 100 Arms Lore. Therefore all my characters are at a stop until arms lore is gm'd and new equipment is made. But goddamn, I can not stand this raising Arms Lore. 93.3 after over a year. I've been logging in to get a GGS for months (years?) now, I get unmotivated even logging in. I can't stand pressing a button or macro over and over again for hours. Its so hellish, I just stop caring. Is this a whine? Or are the mechanics broken? What the heck is with Arms Lore, how difficult is it supposed to be to raise? Why do you need to lore an item 30 times or more to get a gain? I'm sick of this... Some tips on how you yourselves overcame this sucky aspect of the game would be appreciated. I'm the kind of guy who actually enjoyed gm'ing lockpicking, by the way.