I'm As Mad As Hell and I'm Not Gonna Take This Anymore!
Who owns the game you play? The company that publishes it, of course. But you purchased an instance of the game, your own copy. Do you own that? NO, you don't! When you purchased the game you were really purchasing the right to use the game, not own it. You know when they make you agree to the contract you never read in the beginning? Somewhere in that contract it states that you don't own the game and in the case of an online game the actual owners of the game have a right to shut it down anytime they want. And then all your time, all your grinding, and crafting, and fighting, all the love and money, and leveling you put into your game characters - it all goes away when someone isn't making enough money.
This is bullshit!
Back in 2010 EA launched the online build up game, Lord of Ultima. A few years later I played it and as soon as my little village started to grow I got hooked. Overtime I really formed an attachment to my village. It was MY village. Then one day EA turns it off. I didn't even get a screen shot of my village before it went away . /sadface
Everyone has a story like this and I say it is time to stop!