Sometimes you have to look at the big picture is small amounts to see our value. I read on one forum list how hard it is to become a EM. In order to get the job you basically cant be from Siege... Or at the very minimum if you play on Siege you cant give a crap about it. I'm guessing thats why all the other EM's gave up in the past. (I'm picturing someone from Siege being the EM and paging Melissa that they're ready to run a event and then losing access just because they cared). Next forum I went to was the shard rares list. I was wanting to see what daily rares should still spawn on siege. I was curious because you can no longer manuver the front of yur boat under the fruit baskets at Magincia dock to get any of those daily rares (the docks and building are gone now of course). So I started going thru the given rares lists, got too about 2006 and BAMM... Like a ghost town Siege hasnt recieved ANYTHING compared to what other shard have recieved. I went thru a few years and we didnt get not one item. A few years we got 5 items and prodo shards got screens and screens of stuff. Now they give us all like 4 days notice that there's a EVENT. On alot of shards they have the same event over and over for a few days to make sure everyone has a chance at goodies. Here we all fight for a chance to just BE there, let alone getting the one piece of house decor thats handed out. I know how some of you feel... Stop pancakes and be happy with what you get. But I believe im justified in saying that the value of my customer dollar IS NOT equal to that of prodo shards, esp the big ass ones where 1 million isnt spit in the bucket, where a small beginners house is 100 million. Kinda funny... Its like I cant get a EM, let alone a GM too appear here. They force us away from Siege and from EA as a customer base. Thank god there back in texas answering the phones tho. Please dont rant about Siege here. We all know and have tryed in the past to get attention from EA and its developers. Unless someone promotes Ultima Online we are dead... Everyday there is someone dissatisfied and doesnt come back, and theres nothing drawing new people in. I can hardly believe that a boating addy that puts people out in a boat alone for hours at a time is pushing for a more social/large group agenda. I believe we on Siege are the last of a dying breed that just feels it the most. I want 2002 back... Or at least I want them to TRY to promote our game life back to what it once was. PROMOTE I'm done ranting (walks off).