I recently read a post about economy issues among other issues facing UO today. I'm not certain if this is even possible but I'm hoping it is. Technology has progressed over the last 13 years. I'm hoping the Devs will create a new land that is interconnected with every other shard. So essentially I will be able moongate from Atlantic Shard to this new land back and forth but not be able to go to other shards when I return (only my home shard). All shards will have same access to a single new land. This new land will have a new form of money. All insurance and trade will be in new money. Gold will be like carrying silver coins in this new land. Only useful for a few things. Everyone starts with 0 of the new money. Everyone's equipment and everything else will still be there. We will just need to work hard for our new money. If we want a home in the new land, we will have to use new money to buy it. Exchange rates of gold will be based on player economy but hording of gold will be useless unless you plan to only stay in your shard and not the new Global Shard with all the new goodies and challenges. Feedback welcome.