i could not care less what these casual insects think why the server failed. they have zero clue what they talking about. no1 cares if the zerglings quit. DAoC servers have always lived and died by the activity of the 8v8 groups. no1 else matters. when those quit there is an issue and those quit cos of the insane amount of gamebreaking bugs that remained untouched despite beeing reported with proof multiple times. uthgard 1 was never even a factor and spend most of its lifetime with 400-800 ppl during primetime and all of them were nonfactors that mostly pve´d. you say uthgard 1 survived for 10 years. reality is uthgard 1 was never really alive to begin with. everyone that remotely mattered played i50/eden or live during that era. --- Post updated --- yes it is a grind too but if you´re smart you can still save a ton of time due to scribing. f.e. you can farm mobs for gold and essences with melee to lvl that up and then use the stuff you got to lvl your magic and scribing is WAAAAAAYYYYY faster than lvling magic the normal way.