Let me preface this post by saying it is impossible for any of us to know the real answers to the questions raised by exploring what SA means to the UO franchise. However I am curious on how people view the release, and if their opinions are similar to mine. I have been back in Ultima Online for about three months now. I find in general I am enjoying the game more than ever before. I have the feeling now, with the exception of player versus player content, that I have more freedom to create whatever I want from this game. With Stygian Abyss looming in the not so distant future, the question I have is simple. Do you think Mythic's success with Ultima Online, and the very continuation of the franchise hinges on Stygian Abyss? I believe that Ultima Online is in its later years and without a boost to the gameplay and environment in general, that the franchise has limited time. I would guess maybe three or four years. However, I believe that if Stygian Abyss could draw old players back to Sosaria, and perhaps gain the attention of some new players by offering a solid game world, that the game could continue even farther. I believe almost everything hinges on Stygian Abyss and the subsequent support and acceptance of that product. Thoughts?