I logged. I only post this because it illustrates a situation that is getting so bad that people like me are choosing not to play under certain circumstances. Interpret it as you will, but it's happening. During the Esamir alert on Emerald last night,I had to choose between fighting a big fight, which meant fighting VS, or fighting TR, which meant fighting small fights against the severely underpopped empire. I really wanted to fight the big fight, but I had no interest in fighting against VS zerg. I enjoy fighting the TR, but they were basically missing in action (that's kind of important, too.) So, my only real choice for participating in the alert was to fight against VS zerg. Other conts either had massive overpop for NC or massive overpop for VS. There simply were no good fights elsewhere. So, my only real choice for playing in a big fight at all was to fight VS zerg. I found the option of logging more appealing. This, from a 5 year veteran of PS1 and a very active beta player in PS2. This is the first time EVER that I didn't find the available fights appealing enough to participate in. For the first time in my Planetside career I logged when there were big fights available. The question, of course, is, "What's so bad about fighting VS zerg on Emerald that you would log instead?" It is one I suggest SOE employees attempt to answer.