Thanks for that Snark. Now that I've been putting some time into TA though, I still haven't found cause to use them. The implementation is so user unfriendly that it's just not worht it to mess with. There was a lot of complaints and suggestions during the beta to make them more useful, but SD just seemed intent on slapping together some of the 2.0 features they had announced and a ton of useful suggestions went by the wayside.
And now the extended meta downtime is starting to get people miffed. I hadn't personally planned on playing the meta during this time, but I still care about the interests of this empire. Some people that play exclusive meta are talking about possibly leaving the game and even hinting at requesting refund due to not being able to use what they consider a primary feature of the game.I know Kryo has done his best to keep us informed and I personally thank him for that, but i just don't want to see this go on too much longer and have it come back up to find a lot less people still waiting around to play. Maybe we need to email them a bug report of this enmasse to get the Devs attention that GC2 is still here.