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Probably asked before.... why allow freeshards now?


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Just noticed UO Stratics is not an officially listed fan page any more.


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Stratics always treated its partnership with UO with reverence, even when it meant the Stratics volunteers were surrogates for community anger that should have been directed at the publisher. But Stratics hasn't received any reciprocal treatment since at least 2013, probably longer. UO was even given the opportunity to buy Stratics, but decided instead to launch their own community and staff it with former Stratics volunteers who routinely singled out community members for personal reasons rather than any objective community standards. Don't get it confused, UO left Stratics--not the other way around. In my uninvited opinion, the decision to open Stratics to the entire UO community--not just Broadsword's instance of UO--was made reluctantly, but was overdue.
Ah.. remember when Stratics was so ingrained in UO customer support that the old IRC servers had Queue bots bi-directionally connected to the in game support system? lol