I got to thinking about this yesterday, when I was reading about the devs (hopefully) fixing the 3rd party cheat programs in an upcoming publish. I also found myself reading about Classic shards. A "classic" or "hybrid" shard seems like it would be good for the community as a whole, but especially good for any veterans that longingly troll the forums once every few months, but just can't bring themselves to re-up their subscription. So I started to brain storm and come up with some ideas that might be worth discussing... 1) Fix 3rd party apps [REMOVED]... I don't consider the "free UOA" a cheat app, and I think that allowing it (possibly with some mods to it) would be a good gesture to vets. 2) A classic shard or possibly some kind of "hybrid" rule set. I think this has been beat to death, but one or two shards (at least) would fill up quickly, if done correctly. 3) If there was a classic or "hybrid" shard of sorts, it would be nice if the economy could be controlled somehow. What do I mean by controlled? Well... by having zero gold sellers. Impossible? Maybe. But, a Fel ruleset would go along way to getting rid of gold sellers. Maybe even a Fel-only shard that still had Factions controlling resources. I don't know. Something new. Not just a "pick a random publish and go" shard. 4) Allow players' veteran rewards to be based on their account's creation date and not their active time. This would allow vets to come back and get a few non-game-breaking goodies. Sort of a welcome back gift of sorts. This would only apply to existing non-Siege shards, imo. It sounds like the first two are at least being looked at, which is a good sign. But, I think the engine is there to do some creative things to entice long time vets and new players alike.