aditional clarification I have no problem with people making a buck online, if I had it I'd be doing it too. I met and talked to Deathifier on TI a few times when I mined there, he's an OK guy,and I dont hold it against him or anyone else for investing online, its going to be a big thing very soon I know. What I think this discussion missed when I mentioned small properties was that people are getting more and more invested in their games. Once it was an hour or so after work, then it became a big part of their Saturday, when the details started getting better. If things keep going as they are, having someplace to go to after work or on the weekends to escape from the reality of your too average life, will be seen as a blessing. So... we want our characters to have the best, dont we? The best guns, the best armor, a nice car or plane, whatever, so would owning a place to call your base of operations, just as a home online be so far fetched? It's great if you can afford to buy an asteroid, or make a major animal preserve to make money from hunters, but something that big isn't necessary for the average player who is slowly getting more and more involved in his games, until they become hobby's and even vacations, rather than killing an hour, they spend their whole weekend online, and those are the people all the investors are loving, they make your investment work.