I wanted to get in the thread about what to do when you go to Felucca, but I LOST it, so I am just starting it over, it was about how this guy walked into fel for the first time and was IMMEDIATELY ganked etc etc and the thread went on like, is fel bad, and yes, and no and why..... So this is what i meant to post there: Okay I have to admit that I am DEEPLY stupid about Felucca. I behave like a trammie moron there with NO understanding of the rules and am never careful etc etc, and so whatever happens to me fel I ABSOLUTELY deserve, except...nothing ever happens to me in fel. Like most Trammel-Borns, felucca was always represented to me as this sort of CRUEL HELL where you couldn;t take 2 steps with out getting getting PKed by a 9 year old with the vocabulary of a drunken sailor, who would off you in 2 swings and then pretend to pee on your body, so I just didn't GO there. EVER. Then I started deccing and people started wanting me to dec houses in fel, so I started bouncing over FAST with a load of furn and KAL ORT PORing to the house and dashing inside really quick, pant pant, WHEW! SAFE! And the more I started going over there, and the more I noticed I wasn't getting PKed and peed on, and then factions came and I noticed that factions SURE HAD MADE MOONGLOW CHEAP!!!!!! and the more I noticed I could shop for cheap the more comfy I got until I was just swinging back and forth all the time, la te da, not a care in the world. I got so COMFY that one day I was wandering around fel with a hundred blanks and about 50 recalls, slowly turning the blanks into more recalls. I was at a mining house with Tarapazu (he was thinking of buying it), so of course we are not friended there AT ALL, so we are GRAY from standing in it, and we are chatting about pros and cons and deccing ideas when SUDDENLY! the door SLAMS open and a HOARD OF REDS (okay 2, but to my panicked eyes they SEEMED pretty dern hoardelike) comes POURING in the door and CHARGE AT ME and my friend, waiving giant weapons that are no doubt deadly poisoned and vanquishing to boot, and they run at us viciously screaming out this bone curdling battle cry: " Hi, is either one of you an alchemist? How much would you charge for a keg of orange? Is this your house? We are your neighbors! Hi! Nice ta meetcha, ETC ETC." After that I got so RELAXED in felucca in that I barely noticed which side I was on, which got me killed because you can't run though monsters in fel, HEH, so I turned foliage back off so I would at least KNOW. As I said, I am extremely DIM about fel, and yet I am over there about 1/4 of the time I am in UO and I've just never had a bad experience there. I think the likelyhood of popping over to fel and landing directly on a jerk who wants to pee on your body is VERY VERY VERY small. Unless you go to Khaldun. THANK GOD for Khaldun! It has localized so MANY of the gankers. And the thieves all seem to be clustered hopefully around the Brit Moongate. I am sorry that this happened to you the first time you popped over, but do NOT judge fel and CERTAINLY not the YMCA based on this one experience. It was a fluke, a freak, an oddity. And the Y is just DREAMY! If you wasnt to go back sometime, I'll go with you and if gankers come you can run while they off me, almost all my clothes are blessed and if I am not making recalls I don't carry anything I mind losing. OH! Someone DID try to ROB my bard, Fenny, in fel last night. I had two the world's STUPIDEST thieves trying to get in my pack. I am going to offer the first one a couple of pointers because even though I have never been a thief, I do have 2 brain cells to rub together. If you want to rob Fenny, it is VERY EASY and VERY WORTHWHILE, because she usually carries a nice, stealable, valuable a power bow. So if you want to rob her, the first thing is, either use stealth or TALK to her. If you come SIDLING UP to her completely visible and not talking, just inching ever closer in this SINISTER "I sure would like to rob you" way, Fenny will notice and probably move away from you. If you are on foot, the smart move at that point is to give up. You are not going to close enough. Fenny has a cable connection and an ostard. Chasing her around and around the bank is NOT going to get you close enough to snag that bow. In fact, Fenny will probably have to keep PAUSING lest she lap you. Much better to come up to her and say HI, COULD YOU TELL ME WHERE TO GO TO BUY FOOD? or ANY stupid question, and Fenny being the helpful dork that she is will stand there like a moron explaining how to get to the farmer's market or handing you half her apples while you rob her blind. The second thief ALSO tried the "sidle up in a sinister manner" approach, but when I kept moving away he got a little petulant and said, "JEEZ I AM JUST TRYING TO RAISE SNOOPING." I felt like plunking a few arrows in him and saying, "Jeez, I am just trying to raise anatomy, is that your liver I see peeking out of that hole I just put in your gut?," but we were in a guard zone, and anyway I don't PvP. Love, Pluffy Plush by Pluffy, I am Currently on Hiatus to plan the Ugliest House on Sonoma Contest (FABULOUS PRIZES! WOOT!) but you can access the Gallery by hitting the link.