Okay. So. It's my understanding that the Japanese got Hitching Posts for their 11th Anny promotion. I was very much looking forward to being able to buy all the items they were offered. I was willing to wait until Mid-December... now... for that opportunity. I still see that I cannot buy the promotional items, but they're giving us the ability to create some of the items, such as the Hitching Posts. That's fine by me so far, so long as I know we'll still be able to buy the other items via the website soon. What is not fine by me is that I notice that our crafted posts have (Replica) on the end. I hear that this is not so for the Japanese. So not only did we receive the redheaded stepchild treatment by being shafted on the date of availability (if the items are even being made US-available at all now) but we're getting "Replica"s while the Japanese get the "Real" thing? This is not meant to be a rant. I'm just asking the following things: 1) Are us US players still going to be able to purchase the 11th Anny Set? Earrings, stumps and all? 2) Are the Japanese Hitching Posts not labeled "Replica" as I have heard? If not, then why are the US players getting "Replica"s? 3) Does EA in America ever plan on giving the US player some "exclusive first" as EA did in Japan? It just sucks that some of the US players, where WOW and other games like it dominate so much while we remain loyal to UO, get made to feel as if our fewer numbers somehow lessen our value as customers.