For me as a recently (3 days?) returned player the shard looks very empty. Even Luna's shop galore has lots of empty buildings. I guess things are not as alive as they used to be, but let's hope I wont be the only returning or new player. It does feel kind of daunting to become part of the non-rp economy again though. With, from my perspective, a limited amount of players left around that have gathered most of Europa's wealth. I saw a board msg on a Luna shop saying "250k per week for a vendor spot". Why 250k when half of Luna is empty? I'm not sure if it's just in my head or not but it seems what's left of Luna business is a handful players passing the millions around. It feels like Im late coming to a world where the money has been distributed and there is no way to bridge the gap anymore. I don't even mind as much as far as the actual gold on my chars is concerned. It *would* be rather silly if I could snap my fingers and be rich (again). It's just that it feels wrong to have so many shops and areas of the game being empty and vendors called "CLOSED" - and then shops that are still open price everything as if business is still booming. Does anyone think this affects new player's becoming part of things, or am I overreacting because I can't afford anything? I guess what troubles me most is so much abandoned real estate - it should lower prices, not make Luna look depressing.