I've played this game on and off for 15 years now. In the past, I've been able to return and simply slip into an expansion without too much of a tax for not having played the previous expansion. However, now it would appear that any content necessary to make me as useful as the next player requires I've played for the past 2 expansion? Let me explain... Epic 2.0. Sure, you now offer these abilities at apprentice level, but I have to re-run Kunark ascending expansion raid content in order to get them upgraded to a decent level? Power raider buff... so I basically lose out on a chunk of potency and fervour simply because I haven't raided in PoP. Divine STA/POT/CB - in order to boost these to an "ok" level (which is almost necessary for this xpac), I need to run a series of exploration quests from a panda? In addition to this, there are so many different ways of "progressing" that getting any grasp of actual progress in an absurd concept. Why add so many different adornment types, 7 different AA trees, ascension, tithe, additional spell tiers, 3 different types of infusion... it's adding barriers to entry on any new expansion rather than a "fun" way of progressing through content. Maybe I'm alone in this opinion, but I much preferred this game when you had your main class, improved your gear and spells, placed 1 adorn in each item and ran quests to get better gear. There are a lot of things you've got right and I love about the game, which is why I'm not unsubscribing, but these are the things I think you should give some serious attention. Perhaps you'll be able to increase your player base again if you make it easier for them to experience the content. As an outro, my dad has been playing too, and he's taking 30 minutes to kill difficult solo mobs in the new solo zones. He's in a similar position to me where he hasn't got all this previous xpac content stuff done, and he is thinking of jacking it in simply because he can't even get into the solo quest line without it taking 3+ hours to clear a zone that takes me 10 minutes to clear.