Hello there, so I have been playing for nearly 2 weeks so far, and for the most part I am really getting into the game and having lots of fun, and last weekend I saw on the town crier in britain that a special event was coming up, and got very very excited, I have a friend that played uo about 13 years ago and he came back to see the new expansion coming out, well he told me about all the events he used to go to and how much fun they were. So now this is really really hyped up, and I couldn't wait to go along. So, finally, the time comes, just managed to get home from work in time to go along. The community is great, people asking me if im new, someone added me to a group and said they would help me out and stuff. Great! we get in, start killing a few things, feeling like a part of the team, even though i dont have any skills to gm level yet, awesome! then theres a puzzle to figure out - more.awesomeness. then, when we go through the next room, you cant use magic (or at least magery, dont know about the rest). so, after all the kindness and welcoming community (both here and on oceania) i am completely useless. I cant damage things, nor heal, i have no pets, i have no melee, no archer. I only really have 2 characters, partially built, both with magery. So whats the point? I am not comfortable with being carried/ not putting in my fair share of the work. I waited about 5 minutes or so, to see if people were going to be like "hey you have to do this certain mechanic to use magery" or whether me being there was completely unneccessary and unjustified. I started to feel guilty, like i was taking advantage of all these nice people by being there and doing nothing. So, I waited another minute, then realised that because i only had magery to offer, and that didnt work, that i may as well go. I was so excited for this event, and felt so depressed when i wished everyone a fun time and left. I feel like it would have been less depressing if i couldnt come because i was too new, or didnt have enough skills to gm or something, but being accepted by a group and feeling happy and excited one minute, only to feel utterly useless and depressed a minute later cause there was nothing i could do to help out... idk... i just feel horrible. Being useless, i felt bad and left. As a note to ea or broadsword or whoever, please either make a valid restriction ie "your account is too new", or "you are not skilled enough to take on these mighty villians" or something. I am not a very emotional person, but after these people waited for me to get there, helped me out, i felt like a right prick being there and not being able to help. I now have some mixed emotions when i think about playing this game, mainly negative at the moment. It is less cruel to disallow someone a thing, than to give them a taste and say, if you were a warrior instead of a mage you could have this. Maybe this is the norm, but i am new and havent had time to learn whats what with these sorts of things. Perhaps I am over reacting, idk, but i have to vent and get this off my chest, been thinking about it all day and i feel absolutely crushed. I might try playing for a bit tomorrow to see if i can have fun in this game again. If not, then broadsword, uo has lost a new player. How you going to keep running if you make people that come to the game feel alienated, useless and depressed?