When I log on, I have an hour or 2, maybe 3 on a weekend night.
Some dailies on my main, maybe a few exp quests for my 74Retardadin if no one's doing dungeons....then off I go.
That's something else, leveling a toon. Constantly upgrading plate is expensive, but what really burns a hole is the cost of keeping a Guardian and Battle elixir, a scroll and buff-food up to make leveling go faster.
When I'm leveling my pally, and someone wants me to join a dungeon, I have to switch elixirs/buff-food out from what I use to level to what I use to fight bosses and off-heal.
7K just to fly in Northrend (1K for flying skill, 5K for the epic flying skill, 1K for Cold Weather Flying) at lvl77 means I'm making another visit to my friends over at MMO when the time comes.
Better to spend a few real hours worth of salary and buy gold than spend a few dozen real hours sitting on my ass board out of my skull farming, imo.
I know a few people in-game who share your feelings. They suspect I buy, but itís something they donít bring up, and I know better than to advertise. Some people in our guild sell TTG codes and Game Card codes right through Trade chat.
The GMs donít mind a little rule braking unless you abuse it.
A ruined game economy is what brought down UO.