Hiya, like many others in the past, I got back to the game recently after several years long break. I started HC ladder chars with couple friends of mine, but they started slacking already and I made myself a solo char on the side. I was browsing forums and ingame channels recently, trying to figure out how big the current playerbase is and how "worth it" (in terms of # future trading partners and # of games in general) it is to keep playing HC. Seems to me that currently, unless you are playing with a group of friends you are best off playing SC, which is where most of the active playerbase is these days? I mean I've done the selffound solo thing in the past and as entertaining it is, the builds I wanted to do rely more heavily on trading. Also, regarding the ingame channels - any I should be aware of? The ones that used to be popular in the past are dead these days. Would love to know where the active playerbase (of EU) hang around these days. I mean I checked the other day that there was still 15k players online, sure it's split bitween all servers, but still. So yeah, if you are still playing the game actively, I would love to hear some info and opinions regarding the modes people play these days and where people hang around.