Just wondering...how many pirates here would start over fresh on an "old school" shard if EA offered it. I would hope that if such a thing came to be it would be pre-Trammel (condense the population-force interaction). I noticed rumblings about a possibility of such a shard on stratics--I've been away a while and if this might happen I'd be all for it!!! In my opinion what made UO great is not expansions or the latest and greatest in monsters/gear...it was the interaction between the players and what the player made out of this sandbox-like game (see The United Pirates). I think an old school shard would bring back alot of old timers and lessen the reliance on fancy gear. The old economy did not have insurance so gear was constantly produced and used up. The reduction of the landmass to just feluccia (maybe T2A--Im not here to argue details just the idea of such a shard) would force interaction-good and bad. Some complain that rampant pking might becoma a concern--to me thats what made old UO exciting-you never knew if you were going to make it back to east brit bank with that 3k gold and a set of bone armor from Despise. Old pvp also appealed to me-fel in today's game is inhabited by pvpers geared out like gods who can take you out in a matter on milliseconds...to me the old style pvp was a bit slower paced. What do you think?