Finally! Yesterday I was going through some hunt, gathering esssences, and thinking about some suit-set-ups in the meantime, when suddenly guildchat popped up asking: "Hey Morgan, what's wrong with the trade deal? Why is it not running?" Promising I would remedy the situation asap (my trade deal icon was still up, since I got the buff the night before), I kept finishing my mini-spawn, when gen chat spoke up:"What's wrong with the New Mag Trade Deal, why is it not running?" Also answering that I will get to it right away (which I did), I thought to myself that is nice, that ppl realy use it by now. When I logged into stratics a few minutes later, I had 5 PMs.....all were asking for the Trade Deal, and why it was not running (2people I have never even heard of before on stratics). When I started being a governor for New Magincia my thought was: Supply a constant trade deal and eventually people will pick it up, since they know they can rely on it. Financing the first term almost completely out of my own pocket, it started picking up and today I am happy that thanks to the GSF-Auction the trade deal is financially secure, and people use it on a daily basis..... A happy day for me indeed!!!