Hi After 8 years away from the game, I decided to download the trial version last weekend and have been playing for a week now. I have a ton of questions and I dont even know where to start! First, I chose one of the Asian shards (Formosa) because connection was pretty good. However, the shard is like a ghost town, only once in a great while will I see anyone in Britain but otherwise completely empty and I log in during the shards' prime time. So my question is, is Britain still a main city that players hang out in or is there another city that is more popular these days? I am asking this because I cannot find any player vendors on my shard so I dont even know how I can get my chars some of the stuff that can be only player made/crafted (Runebooks/Spell Scrolls/GM Armor and Weapons etc.). Here is a list of quick questions that I would be grateful if someone can help me answer: 1. Is a GM blacksmith still useful? Because it seems like it is not very useful anymore. 2. How do you become a citizen of a town and what is it for? 3. What is a good starting type of character? I've made a Samurai but I dont think I'm doing it correctly because I am unsure what kind of skills I need for it in order to be able to do beginner level dungeons. I went into Shame with my newb char (with 76 swordsman) and promptly got my ass handed to me on a platter. 4. I have read I should have Necromancy for my warrior so should I pick this up and drop Bushido? What about healing and Anatomy? 5. I know the armor and weapons rating has completely been changed and redone but where would a guy like me go hunt to pick up decent weapons and armor? I am obviously not ready for primetime as far as dungeons go, and killing trolls and ettins by the Brit X-Roads doesn't get my too many drops. 6. What is the best PVE template these days? When I left, I had a GM bard and Mage and that was pretty much the way to go if you wanted to do high end dungeons and it seems Tamer is still the way to go but if I am not interested in being an animal tamer, what other skills should I combine with Magery? Thanks in advance for answering. Jonser P.S. Is it possible to get my old account back? I have sent several emails asking about it but I didnt not get any responses (other than the auto reply).