I was going to post this in BlacK RaiN's thread but thought it might be too much of a derail from the other ideas being discussed. I know I'm just another one of those people that moved on to WoW and seem to only have bad things to say about this game, but I will tell you that my time spent playing here was not a waste. I had some of my best gaming memories playing here. I've met some really cool people and a few long term friends in the process. Now that I've hopefully convinced you that I'm not just throwing negative garbage at you all... You will never get more than a few solo players that end up joining pre-existing guilds with a system that requires you to train for 2-3 months, getting every possible gain, just to have a finished character. It really should not take more than a month of getting all your gains to be maxed out. I'm sure this will not sit well with most of you since you have all spent a great deal of time filling up soul stones, but I sincerely believe that you will never get an actual guild of fresh, never stepped foot on Siege players to start here if character development continues to take such a large amount of time. Don't believe me? Look around. Sure, there are always a few new faces hanging around the bank, but when hasn't there been? Over the course of the 4ish years I played here, I witnessed countless people spend about a month here, get 1 or 2 skills to around GM and quit because they just don't have/want to spend the time to compete with pre-established players and guilds that are so hungry for fresh blood that they are simply killed into oblivion. This shard has been driving in circles for the better part of this decade and the RoT "fix" was, in my opinion, only dangling a shinier carrot in front of the most loyal player base they could ever hope to have. I know that shortening the RoT gain process is somewhat betraying what this shard originally was, but if all of you really, really, REALLY want things to change, sacrifices must be made. Bite the [censored] bullet. Just to reiterate and cut through my rant for those of you that skipped my wall of text:- RoT still takes 3x as long as it should for there to ever be more than a handful of stragglers that join NEW for a month and never come back. You may now call me a trammie and compare me to random UHall posters 1-1,000.