As much as I would have loved to have seen it...I have come to accept that EA/Mythic no longer values the patronage of Classic UO fans. We asked for it...we didn't get it...no Classic Shard. So my best advice to anyone that does not enjoy the game in its current state: cancel your account(s) today. You can only speak to EA/Mythic with your subscription dollars. If UO dies, it is not because you cancelled your accounts, but because they chose to provide an inferior product. I have already cancelled my accounts...you should do the same if you are a fan of the Classic game. Understand that current players feel very threatened by you because they are afraid of you. They are afraid that EA might actually green light a Classic Shard, and that it might succeed...causing a mass exodus from the current shards. They are afraid that if that happens, EA might mandate change to the existing shards to make them more like Classic UO...which leads to the real point, they are afraid that they are going to be PK'ed and lose some of the virtual crap they are hording rolleyes: But what they don't understand is that this game is indeed dying. Don't become angry at me for saying it...no need to shoot the messenger. Just take a look at subscription numbers for 2006 vs. now. Or 2000 vs. now. It's obvious that this game has outlived many others, but it faces competition that it is in no positon to compete with. There will be no magic update that draws hundreds of thousands of players back to the game...not even a Classic Shard. UO is dying, faster now than even 2 years ago. So the best advice I can give Classic UO fans is ... don't go down with the ship. Just cancel now and move on while you still have your memories of better times. Speak with your dollars, and just put an end to your participation in the farce that EA/Mythic has turned Ultima Online into. PS - Get whatever responses you want to post in quickly...as this thread will be locked/closed/deleted very quickly by the anti-Classic shard management here.