As you know, Obe, I have also thought that it was a bad idea to take away regular resource trading and forcing to recruit within our own factions. this makes it very hard for most new players to get the res that they need to grow their colonies and themselves. Before that change, a lot of us spent a lot of resources and creds on newer players to get them started up so that we could have a nice amount of stronger players; and to strengthen our own alliances also. I wish that the devs would change some of these back so that the game can continue to stick around and not eventually die. my only hope is htat the sale of bcreds and use of bandwidth plummets to the point of getting their attention.
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