Az I would strongly recommend listening to Leonardo he's been doing this a while and has a great sense of what real role players want. I would also recommend reaching out to the ones who have invested so many hours in the past years While I've only been here a few months I assure you I know who the heavy hitters are currently and who they were last month for I have put in more hours in the last two months than some put in in a life time. Unfortunately I have watched all of Yew over night pack up and leave. Its not just Yew our allies are gone our rivals are gone this whole thing of ours is falling apart. While I was greatly upset about this I wasn't willing to follow them out of here for I had just built my account and was making a good amount of gold. I wanted to enjoy IPY a little longer. I stayed Loyal. Loyal and Lonely. I would get on Vent and ask my friends whats so great in other places heres what I got..........1)"Our pirate system is so much better they will be able to board your ship and take your boat"while I dont know what pirates want from UO I do know who does POLE he's the real deal pirate and if you see him run LOL. 2)"Our PVP system is awesome arenas, constant wars, and battles" while anyone who knows me can tell you I don't really pvp to much again I assure you I know who does for my game time is beyond to often. AZRIA Bellona Xiled just to name a few could tell you all you need know about what they are and what they want. 3)"Rares Will be unique new and unheard of they will spawn so that you dont have to be super hard core to get one. All the good items will not come from events" This one really touched my heart because I must admit I like the rares. I have made most all my gold buying and selling rare items and in my short time here on IPY I have built a small empire however I never get anything cool in game without buying it why because just like my friend said it all seams to come from events that really aren't safe for a merchant like myself to attend. While my rares knowledge has come along ways Your heavy Hitters are the obvious Dedalus Dooms Bongo These guys buy and sell all day if they spent as much time on the stock market as they do trading rares they'de be billionaires IRL and surely they could tell you what mearchants needs and wants from IPY. I guess the over all of this message is "Keep Your ear to the street" Or in your Rh-elm "Keep your ear to the Keys" To sum it all up Azria could tell ya what pvpers want and need Dedalus could tell how to improve your rares Pole could tell ya how to make a successful pirating system Leonardo or Kachina could tell you how to keep your role players around and limit your griefers. Please AZ Contact these people and save this shard cause some of us really love it and want to see it succeed. Thanks Leofrick P.S. I forgot to mention the most common answer among all when asked where did everyone go the most common response anyone recieves is "I think their just waiting on 2.5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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