This text was taken from the HOT guild website, where they are now offering a "paid" service, whereby people can pay a premium for guild membership to receive "special" benefit: Here's a link: http://www.hot-guild.com/Forum/viewtopic.php?t=16163 This is the text: ********** "The ever evolving and forward moving HOT Guild is excited to announce a new service that will revolution the guild industry: a premium guild membership option. Player organizations today are large and unwieldy. Some, such as HOT, consist of hundreds of members. Some are even reaching into the thousands. Soon there will be millions. How can leaders of guilds expect to stay afloat? They can't! Thus HOT is implementing the HOT Plus™. At only $9.95 per month subscribers will be able to enjoy the following benefits. * Immediate acceptable into the guild - Don't have a proper sponsor? Just pull out your wallet! (Note: canceling premium service will result in guild removal. Please note you are applying for HOT Plus on your formal application) * Personal 1 on 1 UO advice - Council members will always be ready to assist you no matter the situation, whether it be template strategy or PVP practice * Front of the line on all rolls - Do you have bad luck? Don't feel bad, many people do. With just a little $$$ you can jump ahead of all the non-member-members even if you roll a 2. Are you sick of the premium members getting all the good stuff? Simply sign up yourself! * Additional benefits to be added! SPECIAL OFFER FOR CURRENT HOT MEMBERS Sign up before September 15, 2008 and get $3 off per month for the life of your subscription! That means you only pay $6.95 per month. How can you pass this up? Sign up for HOT Plus™ today!" ********* I wonder how (or if) this affects the TOS in game. It seems as though they are now attempting to make RL $$ off of UO. What are the thoughts of the community on this issue? Is this another "joke" that's being generated for attention or is this real?