I haven't been playing for almost a year now but I've just upgraded my internet
and its likely I'll be able to play with a decent ping. I had a couple of questions though.
1. I still have an installer from about a year ago, should I run that and let DF simply patch its way up to speed?
2. One of the main reasons I left was "the big grind" (also competing for the same mobs for hours on end just to raise the skill a couple of points). I hear this has been improved somewhat?