Greetings all you wonderful people on Great Lakes. I have some rather sad news to report. For over three weeks I have had lag while in Luna where I own three plots, peerless and champs. Unlike when I first started playing this game I have no problems dieing and I have died a lot the past year. My play style changed over a year ago when I started spending time in the realm with other players doing different things. On the lag issue, I have a new computer that was custom designed for gaming. I do live in California and play Great Lakes 80% of the time but I do not see why that should be a factor. Am I the only one having lag of late ??? When attending player run events such as weddings, auctions, Monday Night Madness I have no lag. If anyone has any insight or help on this topic I would greatly appreciate it. Since peerless bosses are my things it is rather annoying to move, freeze, move freeze over and over again. What this has done has made me spend less time in the realm. Most of the readers know I am a professional artist in real life. I have a solo show in New Zealand in September this year. I also am in a group show in Chicago and will have work in a museum in Japan in 2008. On top of all this I have started a thing I call " VISUAL JOURNALING" on January 1st. This entails me making a 5 x 5 inch work of art every single day during 2008 and a gallery in California has already promised to give me a solo exhibition of all 365 works in 2009. I work full time at a plastic surgeons office and write for two newspapers. Writing for Stratics has always been fun and a great release for me. I can write/publish/articles quickly getting News to the players of GL fast on events without torturing myself over typos, sentence structure or editors approval. Most of the readers of Great Lakes have appreicated my time spent. Often my News articles are fluff but sometimes fluff is what is needed. I do so love Great Lakes and have fun on Catskills. Sorry to ramble on but I have been playing this game for seven years and this is the very first time I have lost interest. It is rather shocking to me. Hopefully it is just a phase. At first I thought it was my lag issue but it appears to be more. However it is no fun logging on and feeling handicapped. If you do not see me around much hopefully this post will explain why. I will post news sent in and attend player run events I am invited to. I am not going anywhere but not around as much. The new boyfriend comes into factor too. As stated earlier hopefully this is a phase. p.s. I have road runner cable and will try and get the folks out to see if there is an issue there. Finding the time is difficult however.