I like to save my critical comments for the other forum where they likely stand out more. What I do want to say is that it's a shame the NI project fell apart... There certainly is no shortage of reasons why. Primarily though, if you cant fund your startup company/planet and continue its development the you are basically stuck. So on that note, I am glad to see that MA is starting to step in because it would be an even greater shame to completely lose NI. Despite my endless frustration points about EU, after going on 9 years of playing , I still log on. If I were to withdraw everything today I would come out ahead but I don't because I continue to earn money by playing and I continue to be entertained. Along with the social aspects, those are the things that matter to me. It's easy to bitch about this or that but the fact is that we are still here.