Hi folks, I played UO for six or seven years, and have been gone for... four years I think? I have some questions about how the game has changed in the meantime, which I'd be grateful if anyone could answer. My apologies if they've been asked recently, but I went back a few pages and couldn't find my specific concerns addressed. 1) I expect I'll be playing on Europa (I used to be on Atlantic, but I'm English and can no longer keep the crazy hours I had as a teenager plus I like the quieter side of things these days): Is the community there one that's likely to be welcoming to a new player? Would it be an ordeal for me to find a guild/groups for anything? 2) How bad is the inflation these days? It wasn't good when I left, but by then I had castles, millions in the bank, etc. so it wasn't an issue for me. Since I plan on starting over with a new character on a new shard, however (I don't like coming back to high-level stuff I abandoned years ago, takes away a sense of achievement), I'm apprehensive about how this will be from a new player's standpoint. 3) What sort of template would be a good starting point for a character who likely won't be able to afford LRC suits/high resists/artifacts, or whatever passes for decent gear these days, for some time? Every template I come across seems to operate under the assumption that you have access to enough money to twink it out with gear that I would be very surprised to find in my price range any time soon. I'm just looking for a general guideline as to what would be survivable and allow me to earn enough money to make the more twinkish stuff. Thank you!