Let me first say I don't have a horse in this race, my characters have had combat skills trained for years so this change has no impact on me whatsoever. So from what I gather is that people are upset that other players are whacking on these things to gain skill without actually "playing" the game. It must be that, since golems take damage and must be repaired during training, the weapon also needs to be repaired so no game mechanics are circumvented. There are very few pre-patch golems out there so that can be easily fixed by patching them or deleting them. So how is this different than a crafter sitting in their house burning resources to gain skill or someone training a casting skill not even burning materials with an LRC suit until they max their skill out? Neither of these players are "playing" the game however this is not frowned upon. Can someone explain the difference?