I love this shard! With the arrival of the gifts, I found myself logging into several different shards for checking or trading etc. Some of those shards drove me crazy and I couldn't wait to "go home". I understand that our shard is quieter and sometimes it is hard to find things. But this is one of the things I like. Some of the shards I visited were so busy that you got lost in the crowd. Gold spammers every minute and between that there were so many (mostly immature) people talking that you couldn't follow along. I understand people like that but as for me... Lake Austin is the place to be.