I thought about posting his in General, but it feels far more appropriate to do so here in the cold and comforting surroundings of the Forsaken Wastes I have had a lot of interesting experiences in my time as a Pox Nora player and met a lot of nice people, most of them FW players naturally. People like Mercer Skye, Yobanchi, Krebmart, andralexiz, Madhobbit, Teascholar, ahazlitt and many, many more. Naming them all would be futile and I would probably leave someone out by mistake. I have had some interesting, pointless, futile, fun, constructive, rewarding discussions, all in equal measure as well as LOT of good games. Soon all that will be behind me I have to move on to a different part of my life as well as a new hobby. My new hobby is running. It´s far less time consuming and it has the added benefit of making my new bikini a little less tight The reason for my departure is of a deeply personal nature. As some of you know I work as a Correctional Officer/Prison Guard and part of my job is drug counseling. Lately (with some sharp pointers from my loving hubby) I have come to realize that my interaction with Pox Nora the game and Forum creates a a negative behavioral pattern in me that closely relates to an addicted persons behavior. I get grumpy when I am to long away from the Forum and the game and the break/lull in playing I had up till the revamp proved to be a far more productive and well adjusted life for me. I abandon part of my real life and shirk on some duties and responsibilities when I engage in Pox Nora. This is not something new for me it has just taken me a long while to realize and it is getting worse. It is definitely not something I am proud of or the kind of person I want to be. I have come to the decision that the only responsible course of action for me is to part with my Runes* and move on to a more healthy hobby and life. My hubby and daughter deserves that, and so do I. I do it with sadness because I have had great times with Pox and I was ecstatic to see DoG acquire it back from SoE. I would have loved to stay and be a further part of the revamp, but I cant do so in good consciousness if I want to keep my self respect and be the mother and wife I feel my family deserves. I wish all of you the very best, both in the game and your lives. Even the silly sods who had the gall to disagree with me despite being wrong This will be my final post on the forum**. Take care of each other and remember to kill the living to gain new recruits Hugs and love BansheeX *Keeping my runes would be a potential temptation and I am a strong advocate of the Cold Turkey approach. I hope to find a good loving home for them soon ** Of any meaning. I´ll post on the trading forum to find a good new owner of my runes.