Sometimes there are more important things than being a mod -- like having the freedom to speak my mind. Allowing non-Siege players to vote in this poll is ridiculous. Consider this analogy: Because we want to know what people in Africa want to have to eat, we decide to do a poll. But we decide to throw open the poll to the entire world, because if non-Africans get to decide what is eaten in Africa then maybe they'll someday decide to move there. So the entire world gets to decide what Africans should be forced to eat, even though most people know nothing at all of their community, their culture, or their preferences. Does this make any sense to anyone?? (No offense to any Africans, I just randomly chose a continent. ) Siege has been neglected, totally and completely, for years. We the players have done everything in our power to build our shard -- we've made recruitment drives, we've advertised our shard, we've set up the guild NEW to help players get started, and as individuals many of us have looked for new players and given them a hand. There is NOTHING more that we as players can do; our shard is broken, everyone knows our shard is broken, and nobody wants to be bothered creating a character on a neglected, second-rate shard where they'll never be able to compete because of a lack of a PBD. For the devs to come here now, after ignoring us for so long, and threaten to shut us down due to lack of population is laughable. If the devs really cared about Siege, these issues would have been fixed when they became problems, not months or years later. Personally, it seems the main thing keeping a lot of Siege players from moving to player-run shards for free instead of paying EA for the privilege of playing Siege, is the stability that EA offers. It's a comforting feeling to know that the things I've worked so hard for will still be there next month, a comfort I don't have on free shards. And with one thoughtless statement, Binky took that reassurance away from us. My accounts aren't shut down yet... but they're heading in that direction, and I'm not making any long term plans. Do I think Siege will still be here next month? Yes, actually, I do. Do I think this is the death of the shard? No. But never before have I actually had to worry that my shard won't be there next month -- and if I'm going to have the threat hanging over my head that the shard will just go away if I'm not a good little girl and do everything that EA demands of me (such as thank them for the privilege of letting other shards vote insurance onto Siege), I'd prefer to spend my money on some other form of entertainment.