Having never played Star War Galaxies, I can still relate to how the veteran player base feels towards SOE and their now 'dead' game. As some of you know, I used to play Ultima Online way back in the day. UO had a very similar 'death' that SWG had. Two games that were both very different from the rest of the genre were quickly beginning to become the rest. No more Ultima lore or Star Wars lore, it was more about the money and how many players we can get to our game. Which in the end, failed in both cases. You will see pretty much everywhere veteran UO and SWG players mourn over their game that they once lived in. It is not rare to see "Why don't they just make it like it used to be." Of course the developers always have some smart ass comment like "We just can't." or "that is impossible." or "we are doing better now (yeah freaking right)." But this is not my concern at this moment or why I'm writing this. As a vet UO player I would so love for myold UO to be back. I would give up any game in the world to have that feeling that I used to have in old day UO. And I'm sure any vet SWG player would feel the same towards their game. It's almost like a sickness though, to me. I begin to relate every MMO, hell every RPG to what UO used to be and what I could do. Shortly I end up not enjoying myself in the game because I begin to think how UO used to do this and that. I hate it to be honest. And I'm sure most of you can relate. Mourning over our game is getting old. The developers will never take action and as far as we know, we will never get our game back. THis is where I think we need to draw the line. I've realized that many of us are not enjoying ourself in the MMO world anymore. "WoW is fun, but too candy cane. CoH is great, but it's mostly instance. EVE is awesome and has alot of depth, but where is my avatar. I want my house, I want my vendor." It gets tiring. I know its easier said than done, but it's time for us VETS of the UO and SWG world to move on. We need to accept what is there and begin to find the other game that gives us that feeling. Sure I don't get the same feeling in WoW that I do in UO, but it's another feeling I get. . when I finally get that gear I've been pvping for. It's a great feeling in EVE to finaly get into a good corp that can hold their own. We are becoming so in depth with wanting that same feeling back with our old game that we become so closed minded and will not accept anything else. Who knows, maybe we will find something better than what we had back in the day. THe only way to know is trial and error. Hell, maybe going back to UO or SWG is the best thing to do. At least seeing certain areas will give your mind a rush. This blog is mainly to help others out there like me. People that Miss pre-R UO and people that miss the pre-CU and NGE SWG. It's just time for us to move on. Never to forget what we had, but to look ahead to what we could have. I know I enjoy WoW and CoH, but I'm still looking for the game that makes me log on just because I feel like decorating my house or going treasure hunting. ANd with that I'm out. I hope you all find this blog a way to think ahead and help. Atleast some of you hopefully can relate.