Kidding about the red-carpet demand, but wanted to introduce myself in case anyone is looking for newbies to give advice to. I grew up with the old Ultima games (pre-UO) starting with Ultima III, and played Ultima Online during the early nineties, in many ways a fundamentally different era for the game. I became curious and nostalgic after spotting a ten-year retrospective article on 1up.com, and after reading about Mythic's revival of elements from Ultima's canonical mythos. (Plus I am taking a long vacation from Eve Online.) I was a member of The Nobility on Great Lakes, a pre-beta guild that was listed in Prima's original UO guide along with The Syndicate and League of Pirates, the latter being occasional allies or enemies. I am very impressed by Mythic. I am returning to EA, after boycotting the company because of their mismanagement of Origin Systems, and Westwood Studios. I think the folks at Mythic are genuinely interested in creating worlds, in a way that reminds me of Origin Systems (rest in peace), and in a way that gives EA a second chance to earn my respect, trust, and money.