If all trades were final two player-owned Land Areas on Next Island would not have been removed from the game by MindArk. Here's the story. Once upon a time, to be precise, some years ago, @EnzoMarius provided help and various services to Next Island. As a kind of payment for the services two Land Area deeds were given to the player, on behalf of NI CEO David Post by NI employee @Meg (and as the question was asked: @NEVERDIE never had anything to do with this). The Land Areas were Ajoite Game Reserve and Kyanite Game Reserve I, relatively small LAs located near Ajote Ridge TP respectively Kyanite Lake TP. Both estates existed on from the launch of Next Island in December 2010, both bugged from the beginning. According to our information the bug was minor, just something like a "link" missing between the actual estate and the terminal to control the estates, an according fix was added in the development environment but for unknown reason snever made into the game. The Land Areas have been bugged for years, attempts by Marius to get them fixed for example by filing support cases were futile. At this point it's worth mentioning that MindArk have asked him to contact David Post and/or @NEVERDIE to resolve the issue but never they asked him not to sell or use the Land Areas. Meanwhile the entire staff of Next Island was let go, the project obviously abandoned by the owner David Post, several initiatives to resume development from within the EU community were fruitless, and Next Island not considered a planet anymore by MindArk "but an outpost in Entropia Universe". Obviously MindArk also took over the Next Island website and ask potential players to create an account for Planet Calypso instead. After years Marius decided to sell the deeds/estates and they were bought by @narfi who was fully aware of the situation (deeds bugged, support cases futile) and considered the purchase a high risk investment. After filing support cases the new owner Narfi was told by MindArk that the deeds were "never approved for sale" and was advised to contact David Post to clarify the situation. As everyone remotely interested in the situation can conclude, trying to find a solution with David Post must be doomed to fail, as mentioned before he seems to have completely abandoned Next Island and no further interest in the project. A little bit later, some months ago it was reported that people were told by MindArk that a overhaul of Next Island is scheduled for the near future. By the way, it's quite shameless to cultivate the advantages of controlling NI to some extent at least, such as asking potential NI players to create a Planet Calypso account, but at the same time avoid the disadvantages, such as sending people to David Post when problems occur. About 2 months ago Narfi was offering the deeds for sale to raise capital for another investment in Entropia Universe, clearly indicating that the estates are bugged. After further discussing the situation with a potential buyer the deeds changed owners again, the new owner named "Fatal" too considering the purchase a high risk investment, basically a gamble on the future development of Next Island, and as everyone remotely interested in Next Island knows the future of that planet is not exactly "brighter than ever"... Lather, rinse, repeat, Fatal filed support cases to get the estates fixed and was told by MindArk that the deeds were "not approved for sale" and that the former owner was told that the deeds were "not approved for sale" and advised to clarify the situation with David Post and/or the former owner. And to avoid further confusion attached to the deeds and estates MindArk removed them from the game. Now, what's that? There were estates in game that might have worked at some point, then got bugged. About one and a half years ago I was exploring Next Island and saw signs of the bugged estates in game myself. Obviously these estates did exist or still exist in game, obviously the according deeds were also existing in game, and were sold twice. Then MindArk all of a sudden removed them from game!?! For more than a decade players have been told that "all trades are final", meaning an in-game trade cannot be reversed, no matter the circumstances. For years the oh so great investment opportunities in Entropia Universe have been heavily advertised. Now, it seems not all trades are final and investments of thousands of dollars can be smashed by MindArk without thought. To make it perfectly clear: Removing the deeds/estates is a completely unjustified and short-sighted action by MindArk, it is outrageous. By doing so MindArk does punish players for fails clearly in the responsibility of MindArk and damages the trust of current and potential investors in Entropia Universe. There can be only one solution: Giving back the deeds to the last owner and fix the estates so they can be used as supposed, not in year or a month but now. All trades must be final, if items are circulating in the game that were "not approved for sale", then it's too late, they have been sold. But it is within MindArk's responsibility that these items found their way into the game, it is MindArk's task to clarify why this happened, and it is MindArk's task to approach the one ultimately responsible for releasing the items into the game and it is the responsibility of MindArk and the other party to solve the issue between them. Players cannot be held responsible for the initial issue, the consequences and at last for trading with items in game. So, MindArk, please give back the deeds to Fatal and fix the estates, simply meet your responsibilities.