I've played UO on and off for many years on the Chesapeake shard. I recently gave away my house and all my stuff and decided to quit playing. For a long time only role-play kept me going, but even that finally ceased to motivate me. I'm still on Stratics, of course, and plan to stay in touch with folks I've played with in recent years. I'm not a typical gamer (if there is such a thing). I was old when I started and will be turning 70 later this year. I guess I'm now in the process of trying to analyze what has happened. I think part of my burnout is the result of an in-game "split-personality" resulting from dealing with seven different characters. I've never been able to see any character as "just a mule"... but wanting to role-play each one is/was (to me) downright wearying. Also, the fact that I don't like fighting (what some call challenge) is somewhat limiting. Even more limiting is the fact that my favorite character is primarily a chef -- an occupation that has little value in today's UO. It's difficult to role-play a chef and not feel basically useless in a world where food is simply not needed. Anyway, I'm not actually complaining -- just analyzing, and wondering if anyone else can relate.