Hi everyone! I remember being EXTREMELY excited back in 2016 when I saw that Lord British was working on a new game. Learned how to spell with the old Sierra adventure games on the large floppy disks and had my first taste of 'online play' with Westwood Chat. That was, ostensibly, created for the purposes of finding C&C or Red Alert matches, but we ended up using it as a word-based MMORPG with a Star Wars theme... UO was the first real MMORPG for me, and it was also the last. Played it from T2A, through Renaissance, but it sort of dropped off my radar as I played less and less during High School. Had some really great in-game friends and 'friends IRL' with whom I would join up and go on adventures. I remember being so excited with my sandstone house built west of Britannia in Felucca on Great Lakes. My main adventurer used a poisoned kryss, and my ‘mule’ enjoyed mining off his boat. My last moment of gameplay was while mining from my boat. Got PK’d and was MILES away from any town. I got so frustrated and sad that I didn’t sign in again for weeks – probably months. At that point I was sure my house had decayed and that I would have lost everything. So my account sort of just melted away. Seeing SOTA pop up on a news feed in 2016, I got back into UO for a very brief spell on a player-run shard. It was a little too empty though – which is generally fine for me as I really enjoy just grinding and crafting, but without a house, I spent a lot of time at the bank and the few people in-game were SUPER keen to chat. Hey, man, I’ve got crates to build! Seems like SOTA has been able to bring over a lot of those really great features while refreshing the overall engine. Been playing this for just a few days but enjoying being able to learn something new just about every time I log in. Finally figured out how to craft my first longbow, and it’s way better than the ‘Bridge Defender Bow’ I looted from a skeleton corpse in the tutorial. (= Given my char’s low carpentry skills, no enchantments, and basic materials, it gives me a lot of hope that weapon and armour stats will greatly increase with skills and enchantments as I progress through the game. I’m sort of missing the ability to have multiple characters though – unless this is a feature I just haven’t discovered yet! I’m currently hanging out around High Vale, so if you see me in game, feel free to say hello!