Those who seen the Gunny name out there know my posts usually are far from short and sweet, so I do try to give people a fair warning to settle down and get ready for a book before reading. This is that warning. ------------------------------------------------------- I stopped playing the game shortly before the release of Halls of Power part 1. The reason i stopped is I deleted the game on my PS3 specifically because of disputes with my girlfriend and figured the best thing she'd see is to come home one day surprised to see it deleted. I did not redownload this game until about 3 weeks ago. In that 3 weeks, I found many things to be different. Although I COULD try to list them, this post is about one specific thing - visible CR's in game and public census data. These two things were both widely opposed to being released and were violently debated topics on the forums. I was perhaps one of the most vocal people in support of CR becoming visible. I DID say that we didnt need things like stats and gear visible, but visible CR was certainly needed. Logging into the game, the first thing I noticed is that while I was gone, I seemingly got my wish. There wasnt really much changed in terms of gameplay though. I did not see anything different in terms of group behaviors in the game. I could really get used to this. -------------------- Then, i returned to the forums and discover the census data being released. I initially didnt think much of it, but shortly after I returned, the Throne glitch came to light. These forums lit up like the 4th of July. The strangest thing though, is many threads turned from the usual outcries and support to deal with glitchers that many turned into actual witch hunts. People scrutinized one another using this census data! "You're quantum and 114? We cant trust a word out of your mouth, glitcher!" Or even better, people actually have access to league information and gear slots? "Oh, well looking at your league, I found the top 2 people out of your league of 500 has hades elite pieces on. You're a glitcher!" Are you guys for real? THIS garbage many just did the past two weeks on here.... was probably the most argued point I would encounter before i quit whenever I seen the discussions about making CR and other things visible. Obviously, accurate information is always beneficial.... but the thing is, people went out of their way to misinterpret much of the information at their fingertips all to simply accuse one another of glitching. There's countless ways players could have used data like this to their own benefit or even make discoveries to make the playerbase as a whole better at the game. Instead, THIS is what people load up wavedox, awesome app, or other census data sites for. So, here i am with fork in my hand ready to eat crow - thats been sitting untouched on my plate for months now. I'm sorry I was wrong in the past. Much of this information was better left unknown, because now the people who have no knowledge of the information now simply misuse it to further their own agendas. I found the changes made in-game are wonderful. Out here in the forums? ....not so much.