I recently got an email from Achaea saying that it was a "perfect time to come back". I've decided to give this a try again after several years. I see that much in the world has improved with a new client and improved task lists. The developers have always been active creating a rich and interesting backdrop. Yet, in reading the through the forums, especially "If you were a newbie combatant", I wonder if the game is really any more friendly to newbies. I always enjoy the game for a period of time until I realize that I'm never achieving even the most basic level of success. I never truly felt like I was full member of any city or house. I came fairly close the last time as a very active Magi in Hashan. I remember getting about 60th or 70th level going rogue when I couldn't tolerate the house BS. I'm trying Targossas this time. Do I have any reason that this time will be any different? I assume the basic house culture of oppression of new players is still in tact. Tell me...Why am I here again?