I played UO a lot between 1999 and 2001.
Played it again last week after a friend requested we give it a trial.
The new client is good once you get over the initial shock of things seeming somewhat out of place and the game seems far more stable than I ever remember it being. But it's like trying some candy that you remember from your youth. The game just doesn't have the same luster that it had 'back in the day'. The community is really small now (though not as small as I expected it to be) and it can be really difficult to find player vendors for even the most basic items like a full spell book or a wooden chest.
I will always love UO, but it's like an old girlfriend who has put on a lot of weight, had a few kids and picked up a major collection of wrinkles.
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