I find it so amazing when some people consistently complain and go green with envy over whatever random pixels Japan store is selling now. They spend hours shedding crocodile tears about it on here when the fact remains that for the past few months, it is North American servers that have gotten the best deal. How so, you may ask? The amount of FREE CONTENT that we have received on North American shards in the past 6 months is hands down far superior (quantity and quality) than Japanese shards. * The EM program is significantly more extensive than Japanese IGM program. * We have been getting content added to most shards that has not happened on most Japanese and Korean Shards. For example, Arcane Circles and Faire Grounds. * Japanese shards are far behind on Global events as well, with most of it happening several weeks after us and some things just skipped. There are probably few more things that can be tacked on to this list. I can fully understand being frustrated about not having the opportunity to obtain something. But to COMPLETELY LOSE SIGHT and throw in the sink is outright ridiculous. We have to grasp the fact that not everything that makes sense for Japanese shards necessarily applies here and vice versa. I hope the people with more grounded perception of reality will join me in encouraging MORE FREE CONTENT than the current pixels for dollars fad on U.Hall. Trust me, the suits would want nothing more than to charge us for everything if they could. So, think before opening your bank account and crying to be looted. Last thing we want, or so I can hope, is UO to turn into one of those cruise ships where they charge you for breathing the air!