Not a rant, just a farewell post, with some notes for the forum mods/owners on why at least my stockpiles/activity moved away from Arkadia. Forum Moderation? I came to update an existing thread I had for some time after some inventory rearrangements, for my large shop on Arkadia that regularly sold this planets own goods. Perhaps the forum owners may consider the risk of having shop owners moderate and close threads of other shop owners without warning and false assumptions. The shop is now sold with the 1st PM I got tonight, I had other plans for the shop and the contents still in my inventory and on the closed thread for ....customers to see my inventory that didn't disapear.... but why bother with moderation like this? Why it matters here is...its one of the only places to actually advertise services for the planet. I also used the ingame ads regularly, (not many others even do that much)...thankfully those ads were not closed just because the staff was bored and disgruntled. I think that most posters are adults and are able to update and manage their own threads. Ive been playing now for 7 years.......This was the first post out of thousands over many sites for EU that was closed by a mod, and it was a service in progress thread. Support... Support has been unable, slow to respond to a number of other issues over time. I am sure you have the copies. Though I am not sure if many of it is MA mechanics to blame either so no blame game there. Slow and not very helpful in my experience. The dev team is promising, but still didn't do its job to retain this contributing customer. Upgrades? why post about it? Shops can have upgrades I guess....there is a big thread about how the devs can do all kinds of stuff for 5,000 ped. Its too bad that when you have the 5k ped and ask a few questions, no one is able answer. I will never understand the logic. I have over the years supported Arkadia with vast amounts of recycled peds (100k +), crafted arkadian goods (some of which noone else can make) , even fostered a number of disciples on Arkadia at great time and effort. I have no bad issues with it, met and helped and been helped by alot of players. Just saying I made a genuine effort to help here, Arkadia Team did not seem to make much of an effort to help me stay. 450 in 3239 in Hunting (mostly arkadia) 73 out of 1275 in Crafting (havn't crafted much since success rates dropped to boot) Holding almost every full arkadian book with many of the more rare prints from ark....... leaving. My apologies to those who relied on my regular and heavy purchases, as well as those who will no longer have gear you obviously relied on from my always 100% restocked shop/Auction. Between whatever it is forum behavior, lack of support, and crafting success drops I just cant stay parked on Arkadia. I will obviously still return from time to time for warp requests, some materials and such, just not residing here, moved it all back to Calypso again, which makes most of the items nearly impossible to craft on Arkadia without the massive stockpile of calypso/rare goods in storage, that just don't get listed on Ark. I do love the planet, the mobs are decent, devs seem promising, ect ect but I just cant justify the effort for some of the barricades in place. Its just a shame for any business to lose someone over such avoidable frustrations. Especially someone with the ability to put more PED than Arkadia on the card. There is no ill will or hate toward anyone here, just an unfortunate result from actions and inactions. Hopefully someone can take some pause and reflect upon why at least a customer left and turn it into a good thing for the company in the end. We arent often given such opportunities from the disenfranchised. Good luck.