Ultima Online Five on Friday Q&A

EA's Jeremy Dalberg has posted another one of his "Five on Friday" Q&A features on the official Ultima Online website.
"Why has the spawn of daily rares been stopped? The whip in the small Skara Brae hut is no longer spawning, neither are the smith rares in the barrels in the Smith Shop on Buccaneer's Den. Will they come back soon, if ever?"

I passed this one on to the dev team - I don't have a solid answer, but Draconi has a theory, and it's being investigated.

And, uh, there you have it.