I see what you are saying wey, and it makes a lot of sense. Maybe I'm a bit baised because I think eq from zones should be < eq from quests. Maybe I'm a bit biased because it took me 6 months to even find the TB while checking at every boot/crash. I just hate the changes, and I hate that there is a 2/2 earring in the game. The zone has !fear factor in it. Ooo, you might lose exp. Just do a clouds run and make it back a bit. I hardly ever zone anymore and I'm still at 123% exp after 50. If I had played as much as I did earlier in the year, then I'd be well above 700%. Zones aren't hard, they haven't been for some time. You have no chance of losing your eq from a spank in spob. There have been a few 1-2 death spob runs that I know about. And I only know about 5 of them. The fact remains that there could be 30 people looking for the TB/spy/hunter/questmob at the same time as you while in a zone you have a max of 15 and even still there are some that don't bid best. You can also only do them both once per boot. Yes, giving it a 1/4 chance when you win the bid does make it a bit rarer, but as we have noticed, rarity doesn't give many points. Bah, I don't care anymore. The main problem behind it, I think, is that I'm completely sick of getting on and asking what people are doing and getting the answer, "Spob in an hour...Seelie in an hour" I like the days of getting on and asking the same question and getting, "Dunno man, maybe TF, maybe clouds, maybe scorps, maybe CC...not much is done, we'll take a vote." There is no voting anymore, there is no maybes, and there definately is no fun. "Balance" is turning this mud into a 2-4 zone mud and is doing absolutly nothing for the Pbase. Spread the wealth, make the scorpion earring 1/1 for all I care, just give me a choice on where to spend my time on the mud if I want to go get eq.