Is the sky falling? Has the Loch Ness Monster finally surfaced to bring the world to the brink of extinction? I am getting tired of seeing all this negativity of how stratics has reached the end with certain moderators deciding to leave after the change of ownership. THE MODERATORS posted themselves they left by choice of their own free will. They were not forced out. They (mods) felt it was just time for a change. Change happens every day in life. I actually saw some of this coming when news came of a new owner taking over the site. How many times can anyone recall when there was not change in ownership that some people leave their positions. As much as we are gonna miss those who have left their posts we still have moderators who have stayed through the transition so not all this experience has left the building so to speak. Some of them have been playing this game since the early inception of this game. I for one am gonna look at this changing of the guard as something positive. As someone stated before "FRESH MEAT". With this change we are sure to see new ideas and some new faces (avatars). I say bring on the new blood. Bring on these new changes. Bring on these new ideas. I am willing to accept this and welcome our new crew and recruits with open arms. Lets have another 17 yrs of success on these forums.