I just skimmed over the latest test server patch... wow. We know EQ doesn't have a huge dev team anymore, and yet they keep doing lots of good things. The scope of this next patch is pretty impressive. Lots of little details to think about. Maybe some things some of us won't like, but then we can forum post about it! I think back to how I felt progression was handled for Sleeper/Combine, the pitfalls of Vulak/Fippy and how refined the concept has become with the options out there right now. It's impressive. It's fun playing on progression right now (though I recognize keying issues are a problem for many). I haven't played much of the live game the past few years, but I will add that I like the direction with EoK. It will probably take another TSS expac to get me back into live game (maybe a remote possibility of that ever happening, but let's have dreams), but I am confident there is good stuff to do in the 80+ game. It's a no-brainer that there are things about this game we'd all like to change. We even have more than 2 forum posters agree about a theoretical change from time to time. Ideas we thought would never be in the game 10 years ago (offline trader...) are, because the devs do listen and they want the game to stay successful. I posted this because we get into a bit of a negative venting forum loop at times. TLDR: EQ devs want the game to succeed. They work to that end, we players may not always see it... but there is no logic in a game dev not trying to make their game better. Latest patch on test proves that effort in my opinion. Yay EQ.