I have NEVER really paid attention to the ranking of other UO shards, just UO Traditions ranking. I haven't been able to play as much as I would like but have at least been logging on recently. Since the shard has been down I have actually been looking at other shards that are ranked at the top (Very surprised that UO Traditions has fallen out of top 50) but not to join, just to see what they offer that others find desirable.
I DON'T get it. Imagine Nation is ranked #1 on the Extreme Top 100 ranking list of UO shards. How is this possible? That server has been shut down since 2013 (maybe 2012?).....What keeps them at the number 1 spot?