The debacle that has come with EI taking possession of Horizons from Tulga has finally pushed me to my limit. It has been no secret that I have disliked the direction things have taken with EI’s acquisition of Horizons. The billing situation has been absolutely intolerable, especially since people are not even able to cancel their subscriptions with the current setup. Because of this I have been forced into canceling the card I use for online gaming. The situation with the Horizons community has also taken a turn for the worse. After the previous moderation lockdown, people that criticized EI were openly flamed or had their posts altered or deleted by the forum’s volunteer moderators. One community member, in order to make sure his account was banned (and thus no longer billed) sent a threatening PM to one of the volunteer message board moderators (it basically said, "I hope you die a horrible death."). While this was an act of desperation on the part of the subscriber because they wanted out - the method used was completely uncalled for. In lieu of the threat, EI has once again locked the forums. Some people that have been outspoken against EI have discovered that their forum accounts have been banned with no explanation given. Therefore, with the community tearing itself apart, forum moderators running out of control, and my being forced to cancel my credit card (to be absolutely certain I am not fraudulently billed by a group of shysters masquerading as a gaming company) I have had enough and am washing my hands at the whole thing. I have decided not to reenter the world of Istaria (active account or not) and to anyone from the Order of the Black Shadow that visits the forums, I apologize for not saying goodbye to you in-game. Since I am in the process of buying a house and moving, I have decided to take a brief break from the MMO scene. I will be playing some of my poor, neglected single-player or limited multiplayer games until I am moved in and all set up (which will be sometime in September). For those interested, the games I will be playing are: Civilization IV, Rome: Total War (and the Barbarian Invasion expansion), Pirates!, Star Wars Battlefront, and Call of Duty.