1. What are you missing in UO and could it be improved by us players?
Althought i left some time ago, the reasons for why i left seem to remain. I
Mudslining, eliteism & a shortage of players. Those have all been mentioned in this thread already, so i wont go into details.
2. Do you think we don’t do enough story lines for interactive roleplaying and character development?
I dont think that you "need" to have a lot of storylines going on, as long as everyone feels involved. The problem would be getting everyone involved in those that are going on thought.
3. Any suggestions what could or should be done overall to improve roleplay and get more people having fun at it?
A more "newbie" friendly enviroment. When i atempted to roleplay as a blue, most people ignored me. If that had been my first experiance with the RP community, i would never have joined it. Mayhap it would be a good idea to have some more events that dont require you to be guilded (like markets (and cow tipping contests
4. For those that left, do you consider returning and what would ea have to do?
I did consider returning, up intill the point when A^K folded. EA would have to do a lot to make me return to the game. The game itself was getting old, i had seen almost everything, killed several champions/bosses, and collected several rare sashes. EA would need to renew the game (agin).