Save yourself the time. Stealing in this version of UO is too broken to make a character for. You have like no chance at all to steal from people and when you get guard wacked for it you literally have negative chance to steal. Its really a shame. Sure thieves are annoying but it's an aspect of the game that a lot of people enjoy. If you can't avoid thieves , you are a pretty bad player anyway.. But the way it is right now is just not fun and it's a poor decision by the devs to make stealing like this. Must be one of those players that dont know how to avoid thieves ... pathetic.