I'm interested to know about other player experiences those first few days in game. When I began playing, gaining skill was a slow process. I didn't even know how to set a macro on my keyboard, much less things like 8x8 or using any sort of skill gain assistance that so many use. (For my first month or so, I actually opened my spell book and flipped to the page to cast a spell, every time, not realizing I could 'pull' them to my desktop.) Each successful .1 skill gain was delightful and could set the tone for the day. My first day in UO, I remember walking around pretty lost. It seems like I wandered out of town, and flagged on something, apparently not content to revel in my 'new' player status, and died. I walked around trying to find my way to town for something silly like 2 HOURS. I finally found a wandering healer and some nice person who gated me back to town. After that, I didn't leave Brit proper for a very long time. I could go to the graveyard to fight and gain skill/money, I could sit and enjoy the chatter at Brit bank, I could work on my skills at the various shops there, and I could watch the 'sales' occurring via spam... the list seemed endless. I also remember finding a 'garlic' on the ground...I can't tell you how long I sat there trying to eat hte damn thing.