Good evening fellow Ultima enthusiasts. I'm sure you have seen the rest of the UO staff slowly start trickling out. I want to let you know this has NOTHING to do with the state of the game. Those leaving left for their own reasons, which if they have not made public, I will not do so. Please do not take this as UO going down. Mesanna and the rest of the UO team have many more years of content planned! With that being said. I want to wish you all the fondest of farewells. It is with heavy heart, but clear conscience, that I leave these boards. When I came on under duress by Airmid many years ago as a lowly Lake Superior shard mod, I had no idea the community here. Over the years I have grown to know, admire, respect, and love many people here, both staff and community member. I like to think the year I served as Technical Director was the smoothest these boards and the Stratics sites overall ever ran. I wish you all safe journeys, and the fondest of farewells a man can wish. See you all in game, and elsewhere. Your friend, Mark (Shamus Turlough) Piper Jr.