I left UO about 2 plus years ago. I sold or gave away everything. I came back recently. Yes all my skills were in place but I came back naked with 2-300k gold in the bank. I dont have uber gear so with GM and some above gm skills I quickly found out I am not equipped to fight much of anything. Liche kicked my arse. I guess not having a suit makes a huge difference. But my 120 archer cant take out a Liche with gm equipment. Kind of sad. But the bigger question is what does this do to new players? But I lived with it and decided my goal was to play a relaxing UO. I mainly chop wood or mine. Then I go and do heartwood quests. When the High Seas expansion came out it killed Heartwood Quests. Before High Seas I got some sort of runic nightly. I have not gotten a runing in over 10 nights of doing heartwood. I fished before High Seas and got SOS pretty well. Since High Seas not so much. I am not complaining merely pointing out my observations. I decided to use my skills and build some wealth to play the Magnincia lotto. My chopping wood rewarded me with 7 mill in gold for a week of chopping wood for a total of about 15 hours. Not bad !! I also got tons of wood and amber as well as the others ingredients. But I would ask the developers to re-examine what it takes for people to fo any PVM as well as the drop rates that High Seas seems to have changed. Maybe its just my bad luck. I would like to hear what others are experiencing in Heartwood and with fishing WITHOUT buying the High Seas expansion. Maybe my results are because I didnt buy the expansion. But to all my old friends in case I havent seen you, its good to be back.