The frustrations I feel now also echoed by others eg repairs and the like, are that when playing EALand I perceive it as the world where (especially the old TSO) I can have my dream house (unfortunately now too expensive if u want to revamp)with all the expensive (as they are) things I would like for my escapism from reality. It becomes a world within a world but with the reality of other players coming into it to make it 'real'. I feel as many must feel hampered by the choices of use cheaper objects to make your house attractive (I do this to encourage more visitors) go to money houses to make the money to get your dream house or skill to make more money in the money houses and if u havent got enough locks your skills depreciate during the length of time you spend making money. So that leaves the option of visiting the ATM to buy some more money blah blah blah..... I really love the game but get confounded by all the obstacles in comparison to the old TSO and it seems like a constant vicious circle and I wonder if this new 'world' of ours is actually going to survive. So dont holler back at me when you read this Im not being disloyal merely expressing my concerns and frustrations just like everyone else that makes a post. I am aware that this game is much loved and needs to have challenges otherwise what's the point in playing it but I fell there should be more accessible goals and perhaps in time when all is done this will happen. I have nothing but admiration for the Devs who are struggling to get things right for all of us that moan and I'm aware that the game needs to pay for itself and the Devs who fix the problems and do the designing. I just hope somewhere in all of the new arrivals and cities moving that an ease up occurs of all the problems that make me wonder what keeps me playing...other than maybe I really do need to get a 'life'