I may be mistaken, but I'm fairly certain that General Grievous was being sarcastic with their mention of the article in theory giving notice
Intelli, It would be nice if you responded shortly regarding the questions that have been raised, namely:
A: why were players not given some notice (and 77 weeks of notice doesn't count here) regarding the reduction,
and B: why does it seem to be such a drastic cut-back?
I would like to raise a 3rd question which I feel as important, why cut back the mobs rather than de-activating the iron tube transportation system for a while and allowing for a discussion on the subject of server performance, the various things that may be causing the impact, and the various solutions? I realise that mob reduction is most likely the easiest to implement, and that ultimately you run the server, but I've always felt that you value greatly the opinion of the community on the development of the server, given the community are the ones changes in gameplay affect, and that the community make a large part of the server and it's rep.