Jeremy, A few friends of mine along with me were discussing the current status of UO. We have found that the game seems to be declining in the amount of exposure to people and shards are slowly becoming unpopulated. Not sure If it is just because of the Summer rush or what but we have thought of a few possibilities that EA could do. First thing is to help with inactivity. Well I have noticed that a lot of people are complaining that the player base isn’t what it used to be. I just happen to agree with those statements. It is harder to sell in-game items and everything because of there being a lack of people out there to sell the items to. So as I thought about how to fix this problem I came to my own solution. That simply is to make less shards available and merge them together into one shard. I know that when this comes about people will complain about losing housing and all those things. So this I will discuss. What would happen when you merge the shards together you make a new land for each shard and their houses. Basically, say you merge Sonoma with Pacific. You name the new land Sonoma and place all the houses that was on Sonoma on that land. That way people don’t lose items and also their houses that some have spent countless hours customizing or purchasing. With the Luna houses situation I would make it dual layered. So access to the Sonoma Luna houses can be accessed by going upstairs in Luna and running around the same. I think that would really help with that situation. I believe this will help boost the economy of UO because you will have more people on a shard, less people getting certain items like Power Scrolls so those can actually hold an amount and it will bring activity to these shards. More player base means more trading and more economy. Some may complain about this and everything, but I do know that I like to play games where there are a lot of people playing next to me just for the sheer joy of everything. These are just my thoughts and I thought I would bring them to at least your attention if not the attention of EA. I love the Ultima Online game. It has more content that WoW and still has the possibility of being one of the best games out on the market. It just needs to be played right and brought to what the market is now and possibly expand later with more shards again if the base goes up. I just don’t see the base right now. Less and less new players to the game. Thanks for your time and listening to what I have to say. SPC C.L.