Hey NNG! I've noticed, and I'm sure many of you as well, the slowdown in action within NNG on PS2. After the surge of players post-merge, things have slowed down a fair bit. We still manage 6-12 players in the evenings on your average night, I'm not sure how many during the daytime since I'm at work. For those veterans of the game, as many of you are, this is not a big surprise. Nor is it a big deal. It's summertime - it might even be a good idea to get some sunlight on our pasty white but chiseled bodies. The natural ebb and flow of online gaming is one that I don't completely understand, but it seems pretty regular. Either way, I made this post because sometimes it is important to recognize when you are in a slump, even if just temporary. This way we don't lose morale while people are out enjoying life, getting drunk and shooting blueberries, grapes or raspberries a little bit less than usual. This next patch is looking pretty badass. I can't wait for these directive rewards. I anticipate much farming by many of us as we go after that shiny gun or armor. The secondary benefit for those of you who have competitive interests is that these awards force you to auraxium different weapons, which encourages broadening of skill. Anyways, I hope you are all enjoying your summer. NNG is still strong to the core, and remains a solid community within PS2. We will be here when you get back.