I would not say I am moving here becuase I am happy on my production shard but at the same time I would like to Siege as something different. I am really intrigued by the ruleset and the fact that it is hard to make money compared to the production shards. I have a few questions though. 1. I know that I am going to be killed quite often. How do you effectivly train skills inbetween dying? 2. With no item insurance, how do you become a decent player while not going broke. I will probably do more dying than the average player as I am not very good at PvP though I would like to learn. 3. How do you get the start-up money to buy things you need to start? When I first started playing in 2000, I was hopelessly lost for the first couple of months until I met a person who helped me understand skill gains and how to use a crafter to make money to be able to equip another character to actually play. I took the 10k I had and invested in boards and started carpentry and would sell what I made to the vendors to be able to but more wood and keep going. Then once I gm'd I would vendor stuff to earn money. It is my understanding that the NPC's don't buy things like they do on production shards. So how does one start out? If I start a character on here, I want to be as self-sufficient as I can as far as money and gear and what not. I would rather have honest answers that offers to get me started. I do not mean to be rude but I believe in this: "Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime." Thanks!