I'm going to use this recent admission of the severe problem veterans have on SP. Now I realize that (thankfully) Freja Tiny Tinker doesn't speak for all other veterans, or maybe anybody else, and her "view" only represents herself. But I bet she does have a few supporters. So I'll nip this in the bud. Veterans (like her) have a bad attitude on the forum, and in the game. And I am certain this bad attitude dissuades new players from staying on the shard more than 6 months, tops. I've been here for over 2 years now. So I have can speak from experience. In fact I may as well consider myself a 'VET'. I've seen n00bs come and go. I've seen Pendragon harassed and bullied off the forum. I've seen other n00bs leave due to the same reason. There's one bad attitude on SP in particular, toxic, bad vibes, hateful, mean, cruel, that I won't talk about directly. And that is poisonous, creates a bad atmosphere (in general chat) that sends new players running away from. (A few) Veterans have this "holier than thou" attitude. You, falsely, believe that since you've been here for 10 or 15 years, that it entitles you something. Well, hate to break the news to you, but it does NOT. Why not? Now listen up because this next part is important....this is a video GAME. A GAME. Play to have fun. I do. If I don't have fun, I don't play SP. But I do (mostly building and designing houses). To each his/her own. To me, vets like Freja Tiny Tinker forgot how to have fun, long ago. They take the game too seriously, creating a bad environment. A bad environment leads to a bad shard. It reduces the population. I believe that vets have created this toxic, low population environment, to secure yourselves. I understand that you want to "own" the shard. You want to have power over new players, kick out whomever you dislike. Veterans, perhaps justified, feel that "since I've been here so long entitles me to a bigger voice" in the community. However, what are the results after years? Low population? Dying shard? New players tend not to stay? Why not? I'm telling you why, right now. Listen or don't, I don't care. Because here's the bottom line. None of you vets CAN stop me having a good, fun time. And if you do, then I won't play, as is the case in general. When I don't have fun, I log out. A good lesson for others, n00b or vet alike.