Why should anyone keep playing LOD? This is a rant thread, a serious one, at least for me I am so desperate. :rant: I played USE L SC for 4 years, until the moment every baaling game is run by a hammerdin, or may be 2, who are of course bots. I hate the bots. It makes no sense to keep on playing. So I switch to HC. Start with normal, quite a few games at a time, said in afternoon USE (actually I'm from Asia). In the night may be 6 or 7 games open at a time. I thought, well, people are not here, they are in the NM or Hell. I tried very hard to play untwinked, sharpen my skill and after a few death and rebuilding, made it to the NM. S.O.B., no one is playing, sometimes just 2-3 games open at a time. I thought, well, people just rush through NM and mfing in Hell, that's where I can find the room full, just like the old days. After a few more death and some more experiment, I managed to get my classic fanatic zealot, use only Lore helm, Mahim-Oak ammy, Aldur weapon and boot, Sigon glove and armor, String of ears, Cathans' ring and a Raven Frost, to get to Hell Act 1. :clap: Guess what? still no one is playing, just 4-5 games open at a time. I cannot held to make a conclusion that the downward sparow(wrong spelling I know) has cross the threshold, the game is dying quickly. I can't imagine there are only some 10 player in a realm in open bnet. It's just like I wake up after sleeping for 10 years and find the earth empty. Where are the people? Underground? Whats the point of living on this planet? I know it's just a game, but for god's sake, 4 years...and a tragic end.