Unlike most people, I actually like the changes that were made to Shaiya. The early game is a lot more newbie-friendly, and it should help dispel some of the plvl begging since they have armor to wear (and it's not half bad, either o.o). The only complaint is the change of the mob color system, which seems to be strange. Why are 8/9 levels above you (which give exp) the same color as 10+ (which don't)? o.o
Also, thank you guys so so so so so so so SOOOOO much for opening up GS applications to Phoenix instead of restricting it to OS GSes. This should help a lot with the "there are never GSes on here" complaints that are spammed in trade, and it'll help with the harassment that seems to be getting worse. And more events will be nice (since there are..... maybe 1 a month
Otherwise, tickets seem to be getting handles more often, and some of the new content in game is nice. If perfect lapisias were tradeable, that would be nice, though players seem to have found good ways to get around that. Just small UI issues are the only things that blatantly stick out at me otherwise.
In general, this has been a good month for a change. Still not 4 or 5 worthy, but it's definitely an improvement. Thanks guys