The compensation was in the form of moon deeds. Maybe not as exciting as virtual property, but more profitable than the land plots in their current state. Plus they still get the land plots when (or if) they get implemented. **Edit: Turns out I forgot the Ark land plots were officially targeted for the September content release (which I assume will be in a few weeks). http://arkadiaforum.com/threads/sta...lot-prizes-in-the-gold-rush-2017-event.14571/ Last time I checked (been a while) they weren't working as shops. Do they work now? Waiting for Caly/MA to fix broken shops is a painful topic with a very long history.