since SOE has taken control over the POTBS boards, anyone without a key can no longer post on the boards. So you need to buy the game or have a valid key to post. This is plain retarded. I had good hopes for this game, the FLS team was helpful before SOE came into the picture. This a great way to treat future clients. Its been down hill, and it keeps getting worse.first was the outragous price for the game CD $49.00 usda,and they only give you 30 days for free play before you have to pay your monthly fees. No mmorpg has ever done this. and I checked it to make sure I was right. if anything right now they are so many deals going on its crazy. one mmorpg has the fee of $9.95 USD and cut the price to a mind blowing $4.65 usd. people, prices are coming down on these things. the price of the CD really burns my ass. I have seen WOW and others offer the CD for about $20.00 usd. In my better judgement I can not convince myself to buy this game for this much. and not to mention the Game is not what they planned to do. it was going to be more Ship PVP. and the timeline was going to be the late 1700s the Nelson Era. They gave the BS excuse that the game would not be balanced, so they went with the early 1700s. and SOTL would be to powerful. What a bunch of lies. there are powerful SOTL in game now. they scraped the offline feature of quick combat. something alot of us wanted. Being in the beta and open Beta opened my eyes. for anyone buy this game or planning to buy it. I will tell you to wait til its on the discount shelf. and the servers are more stable. Right now you would be just wasting your hard earned cash.