I think the people complaining because they've bought items that now don't make as much difference need to remember there are people who've played LCN a lot longer and were buying items while you were busy playing Mafia Wars.. Except the items they were buying back then weren't even as good as many of the boss drops you're getting now. I also don't seem to remember as many "sales" and special offers and certainly no "Click this for 5 free FP" in the news feeds either. We actually used to have to rely on Workshop items for our first 1000 levels or so! While the idea of giving 5 free FP to everyone may sound reasonable, 5 free FP to a level 500 is worth a lot more than it is to a level 3000, especially one who never had the benefit of them when he was level 500. Most rewards in LCN used to be related to a percentage of your total (like Calendar, Job and Challenge helps are) and it was really hard to work your way up. Raids and the new bosses have changed that landscape, using the credit card only magnifies that issue. Personally I still think Kano needs to do some forensic accounting on the relationship between the number of items/fp "bought" and the amount of money they've received. I still don't believe we have that many millionaires with nothing better to do than play LCN. What Kano are doing here is trying to compensate for an individual's time spent playing LCN and building their stats before the recent changes and it's long overdue. I'm not even sure this goes far enough tbh, but at least it's they are recognising there is a problem. It's a pity they took so long about it because a lot of really good people have already left the game, never to return.