It's a matter of irony. For years (over 100 month old account) I have been a loyal player and kept my account alive all this time. I've ran some successful guilds on both Napa Valley and Lake Austin. Even owned my own town at one point... that requires allot of accounts! Back in march of this year, despite my helping people for years, my character now sits in Jail and has been there for months. Why? I am a companion. One of the few (if not the last) that still has (or had) all of his powers and still took calls out of the newbie queue. I still followed the same guidelines that I've followed for years and now, because years ago I chose to volunteer my time, I sit in jail and rot. There were two kinds of Companions. The ones in Yellow Robes that were known as Senior Companions, and then the normal Companions. The yellow robes were kicked with the Seers and counsellors back in the day, but we normal companions were allowed to continue on with full power and ability... we just didn't have the level of support we used to have. We use our own characters, we pay for our accounts, the only things we had was a couple extra abilities to help newbies. So here's my character that I have been playing and paying for. An account that OSI/EA did NOT give me, a character I had before I applied for the companion spot and one I still have to this day. It used to be that if you wanted to stop being a companion, you just told a Yellow Robe or GM and they'd turn off your powers and off you went. Now... I helped someone and went to Haven and then logged in the next day to have a GM lie and tell me that I was going to be deleted due to being a Companion. This GM had no idea that there was a differance between Yellow Robe companions on free EA accounts, and normal companions on standard accounts played by every day players. I wrote and recieved an apology and was told that they'd have my character up and running ASAP and noted that I'd not be deleted. This made me very happy and I was content to wait. A few weeks went by and I asked what the delay was. I was told that I'd get an update as soon as possible... Months later now, no update and no playable character. Sure, I can run around in my cell... fun there eh? So this note is for anyone with companion powers. DO NOT USE THEM!!! YOU WILL BE PUNISHED FOR BEING NICE!!! Being a companion, you could not transfer the character because you'd loose your powers... All that the support staff needs to do is unflag me. Here's some irony for you... My powers no longer work. I cannot even see if there are newbies in the queue anymore. So if I have no powers, why leave me in jail? This was easy to do, it's the same system, just do it. Heck, transfer me somewhere and then back, it's not hard. So for years of service and years of being a paying customer comes down to naught. I love Ultima Online and will play it constantly for however long EA decides to keep it going... that is if I can play it at all. This is the nature of this post, to warn other players so they might not have both years of work lost and a sentamental character lost. This includes everything that character has, even the bank account. The funny part is that this character, being my primary character, has EVERYTHING that my account needs. Resources, regs, money, you name it. This is not a Rant, this is a warning. This is me begging for assistance and pleading with other characters to watch what you do so you need not suffer as I do.