My first exposure to UO was back in the days of UO:R when I managed to get my hands on a manual. I remember reading about crafting archery equipment and was very impressed with how the entire game sounded. Here was a world where i could become a bowyer and roam the land selling my goods! Awesome! Due to some small hurdles though i was not able to become part of this world until many years later (no computer/lack of money=no UO). *Sigh*
. Oh the torture! I wanted so very much to see Sosaria!
I was never able to take part in the "glory" days of UO but I can appreciate the idea of a simpler time. No insurance, no arti's, no ninjitsu etc etc (no offense meant ninjitsu users
). But then again, I can honestly say that my view of a simpler time is also partially a romanticized flight of fancy. The world changes as time passes, the world within UO is no exception.
That is what UO is at heart though isn't it? An ever changing world filled with many different people holding many different views. Things will change, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. UO holds a special place in my heart though, for what it was, what it is, and what it will be. I simply can't leave it behind!