This runs far deeper than anyone really understands right now. This is far worse than the January announcement. This is it.
My buddy Crayon and I did think of some positves for uplifting rejuvenation as I am sure most people will need when they realize the extent of this.
1) All of the people looking to for a quest partner will no longer have to list *NO NOOBS* beside their search request.
2) Players that never really respected new players or understood their importance will get a massive education (free of charge) on why they are so essential.
3) Getting to know all of the players that play the game will get easier and easier every day. every week..
4) All of the pro PVP players will be able to use standard mode in Sparta because they will all have the same gear.
5) Eventually everyone that still plays will be Pro's
6) We still have the new forums to look forward to.
The only thing we can hope is there is something up someone's sleeve for the next installment of AOE. I am not going to hold my breath personally.. but you never know.
Its been Real.. Thanks for the good times