Don't release a classic shard. It won't be classic even if you cut and paste the code from 1997 into it. 5 players compared to the thousands that used to play just won't be the same. Don't waste your time. No one will activate an account to play it. All the people that roleplayed Orcs are playing games where they can be an Orc. All the Murderers are now playing games where there are other players to kill. All the Great Lords who spent their time hunting Dread Lords are playing other games also. All the thieves are now playing games where they can steal from other players. The only people left in UO are item hoarders and money farmers. And as we all know, 1k from a dragon is not enough; especially when it could be stolen by another player! No, we current subscribers are happy with chasing the Turkey's at Thanksgiving.. we are satisfied that we now have a turkey feather to place in our homes. And we cannot wait to see what the colour the gift boxes for Christmas will be this year! The candy canes we already have, but if they are from a new set of developers then I, personally, will have to open to open up my other account just so I can get them all! Just as the Shard of the Dead was doomed to die, so to shall the classic shard. Save on the energy bill, and don't bother opening up a classic shard. Don't respond expecting to get a response from me, Thanks.