Even though I know it had to happen, even though I have moved all my sims to EALand, I still felt sad to read that the production cities are closing permanently next week. Although I havnt been very active in the game for the past 2 years until I rejoined in about August or September last year. I still have a lot of very fond memories of my time in Dans Grove. I had played in AV and IH (i think) mostly during Beta in 2002, but when Dans Grove opened I moved there almost immediately with another friend and that was my main TSO home for a long long time. I didnt really have much direction with the game then, I kind of flitted from one thing to another, until a roomie decided that what we really needed was chalkboards, and my house suddenly took off and was number 1 house for some time. It was an amazing time, there were no stores, no trade, no categories, just a lot of fun with so many amazing people. Roomies then really were committed to making a house a success and I had some of the best (and 1 of the worst!, but thats another story lol) I only had the one account then, didnt even know you could have more than 1. I remember seeig a red balloon in my friend network, and thinking, oh thats pretty I wonder how I got it. That was at a time when if you didnt cancel an action, you automatically accepted it, so I had picked up an enemy and didnt even know it, didnt even know you COULD have enemies lol. Then stores came along and I found my niche, and have been running stores ever since. And of course there were the players, so many fab friends I made, so many that have now gone. I miss them all, especially the ones I was closest to then. There were times that I laughed till I cried, there were times that I put my sim in bed and refused to get up because of the hassle I was getting. I loved it all. What are your fond memories of your time in the production cities?