I would say to adhere to the old Barbarian Wisdom Saying about this takeover/buyout by EG7 and "Hope for the best, Expect the worst & Be pleasantly surprised with results." Or is that a biker saying? Anyway, that is how I am looking at it. But reading the Excerpt from EG7 seems really hopeful with such heavy hitting games as D&D, LOTR, DCUO, EQ1, EQ2 and all the revenue brought in thereby = why would they stop or tear down any of these moneymaking franchises? Perhaps they'll add new games and a EQ3 would be oh so sweet! As long as EQ1 and EQ2 with my 20 characters are still fun and playable. The more games the merrier!