What you don't get Seo is we got paid before the buyout. The buyout is allowing us to cover more games, get more servers and and fix up the broken crap that has been around forever.
And just for your information, when we lose premium members and the cash starts to decline, what do you think will happen to me, or Pikko, or? If the site doesn't make money, I WON'T have a job. You think ad revenue makes the world go around? It's a bit like car salesmen, you have to work for get your money, you don't make sales, you don't have a job, period.
I still love my job, and that is one reason why I still have it. It's not unusual for me to work 18 hours a day. If that's not blood sweat and tears buddy, I am a guy! I sure the hell don't get paid for that 18 hours, I don't get vacation pay so I work even at Christmas, I don't get insurance 401k, nothing. Gaming that's my job, I love my job, whether it was Alla's pocket or whomever... I still get paid to do what I love to do. And they really haven't changed a thing on how we run the site, except help us out some. It's not a corporate take over.
If we didn't have that sponsorship (read: sponsor, not take over) right now, we'd be hurting. You may not remember what it was like running on broken servers, downtime all the time, all the programmers had RL jobs and this was just an aside and barely had time to keep us up and running. Stuff was broken all over the place. You just don't see our side of it, you just see yours. Which is fine, I don't feel like explaining it any more.
BTW I STILL love my job.