Could we have some response to these questions please? a) Why are payouts so low? I've heard its to stop botters, but that makes no sense... even if payouts for money items were reduced to 1 simolean each it would still mean that a botter would make probably 3 times as much per day as a players using money items. They would still be 3 times as wealthy and wouldn't stop them in the least. It doesnt matter if payouts are 1 simolean or 10k, its the differential of what they can earn through botting as opposed to everyone else that matters to them. All low payouts are doing botting wise is making simoleans more valuable. Which is what the botters want anyway right? b) why is it so expensive to buy lots, build & decorate? I heard that the devs want to drain money out of the game.... What better drain is there than building? People used to spend a great portion of their money building which drained it from the system as houses were never good investments. Now with the costs involved in building its prohibitive to the majority of players. Most people are holding onto their money because they cant afford to buy a house or remodal it if they are lucky enough to own one. Therefore, if the idea of high building costs was to drain money from the game, its extremely counter productive. c) why can we no longer buy things from the catalogue? Again, anything that is purchased loses value immediately, and therefore is a money drain. Why are we not allowed to spend our megre money supply on items purchased from the catalogue? d) what exactly is happening with the game? The previous version died through lack of updates..... no new clothes, pets, skills. housing categories.....nothing new to keep us interested. Now, instead of bringing in new things to entice people to join & stay, it seems that you are going the other way, making pet pulling, building etc prohibitive, taking away casinos, leaving us with no money and precious little to do other than skill to make this more than a simple chatroom Were you not around to realise that the game lost customers due to lack of updates? Yes, theres Custom content, but this really doesnt compensate for all you've taken out of the game for most people. New pets, clothes, furniture, interactions, skills, money items etc is what most people want and have done since about 2004. Please could you let us know if these things are on the agenda? I mean....how difficult would it be to introduce different catalogue items for instance? or pets? A new skill might be more difficult to introduce, but the level of interest something like that would generate would keep almost all players interested in the game and that surely is whats needed? All the time that is now being spent on (ummm..... we're not really sure what you're doing right now as we get no updates on it) whatever you're doing could have been spent on introducing things that would keep the game exciting. I hope that thats what you're secretly doing, but i would think if thats the case, then you would want us to know that these exciting innovations are on their way at some point. Please please could you let us know what the grand scheme is? At the moment, people are losing confidence in whats going on, not understanding the reasoning behind the way the game is moving. Please, a little explanation is really needed here.