Cheers, so there were a few minor details before the huge Cry Engine VU, which provided a hint of the ongoing activity around us, giving the universe a vibrant feeling. The lack of such details is actually creeping me out and basically what leads to me not logging in for weeks sometimes, because I cannot stomach playing within such a cold unresponsive environment. I really miss that I could tell from far away if someone was mining and even telling the difference between bombs and probes was fun. The shaking of the screen when mining. The babbling of the people, sitting down and lying around. The distinct noises the creatures made, offering a sound background in which one could easily tell which mobs were hunted around oneself and with what types of weapons. Such details made the universe seem lively. Now when I meet other avatars the blank faces give me the creeps. In fact now I prefer using the chat feature over virtually meeting someone face to face and this was exactly the other way around pre Cry Engine. I dragged people to places I enjoyed idling about and I believe that provided a good time and deeper connection between our virtual personas. I even enjoyed attending virtual parties and meeting new people... the few tries to do that post Cry Engine were more than unpleasant. What I wonder is if I am the only one feeling this way?