Just last night I found out that all of the UL items associated with the platinum starter pack had their TT adjusted. I noticed the armor several days ago, but i'm slow and it took me a minute to make 4 out of 2+2. The platinum pack now delivers a more focused experience I guess, with considerably fewer things to try and a lot more Universal Ammo. So I decided to add these modified items to a collection of new player items and starter gifts I have in celeste north #10 level 1. I got the IO-Pulse from storage, changed weapons on the shopkeep that had the lite brush, whatever it took me a little time to gather up the items, and prepare for this silly little task. 4B off the harrier, blah blah - this was my morning entertainment today playing with the toys I paid for while I had coffee and caught up on news. Some catch up with my active disciple. I didn't have anything else pressing so I turned to EU to fill the time because I love the game and frequently choose to spend both my time and money here. Guess what my light morning entertainment turned into? Foooooooooooking half hour of anger and frustration. Yep Thanks Arkadia Studios. Here, after nearly 15 minutes of hoping and handling AFK tasks, is what I was still looking at: Took a timestamp, continued in chat: The screen caps don't really do the hopping and bouncing any justice, if you've ever been caught in this. It's worse upstairs than it is in the shops, which pretty much everyone who ever tried to visit a shop on Arkadia has seen. It's not like I was going to stand there forever just to build up timestamped proof of this going on forever, a couple more minutes and I hit "T" then found my way back to try again. So, now you get this post instead of a chirpy little note about how i'm displaying stuff for people who are interested or just noting someone taking pleasure in an oft-ignored facet of the game. I'm taking my disciple back to Calypso where she can participate in missions and spend her ped pursuing quests and advancement, instead of grinding irons until she wants to pass a paywall in her first days in the game. So much for all my talk about a planet with deep lore and a long, storyline based mission progression. It's not even the dollar, which she didn't want me to pay for her. It's the "pay up or piss off" greeting to a brand new player that you might want to think about. But I digress. 6 years now? Close enough? Here let me come to the forum for maybe some commiseration with some fellow player who are struggling to stay involved or engaged. Oh crap someone from mindark reached out with the same shiny press release the last two CEOs have published when they temporarily took over and sent the company in some random direction and then left me here holding the bag. Really tell me about toxicity. This isn't nasty. This isn't sidewise sniping or trying to make trouble over issues we're not allowed to address directly. This isn't me attacking other players for perceived slights or because I had a bad day. This isn't about free players angry they aren't withdrawing my money any more. This is half a decade of feeling screwed. Arkadia I came to you this morning like an old friend. A relationship I've tried several times to cultivate. A system I've invested in, and encouraged others to partake of. Anybody unable to guess which direction hey sent me in at this point? Maybe the slide viewer will let you ride the rollercoaster a little bit. It's not like this is what I'm here for, or I set this tone for my day. I didn't wake up and say "hey maybe I'll go troll MA forums for some lulz today". Somebody spit in my face. Yeah blame the "toxic" players.