This topic needed its own page. It amazes me that EA would allow their game to be copied by people and thus allow the deterioration of their product. In the sense of the dollar why wouldn't a paying customer go to a freeshard? The declining number of people in the EA UO user base is partly due to EA's lack of stopping the rampant pirating of their product and thus losing the user/financial base. I do not play on a freeshard because EA's UO game has a lot more players and isn't buffed (where you can become max capped, max skilled in 2 days.) EA finally did something about the duping and the undermining of the value of the game by deleting accounts but the damage is done now. When I left UO 2.5 yrs ago a transfer token cost 3m and now its 25m... Frankly what is the point to cheating? Why play a game if you have to cheat? There is no entertainment value if you become a god in 2 days. Enough said.