This was never a thing though. The update didn’t change that. Plots changed, sure, and max skill points may have gone down some for legacy players, but that is a balance thing that can be adjusted with feedback. But the skills after 50 issue was never a thing. I find it a damn shame that you would let so many other players down whom had built up built up around your many public works over a premise that never existed.
What, may I ask, do you plan to do with your existing builds? Allow them to burn out and expire? Entrust them to a caretaker? And the portals? Perhaps it is time for somebody else to step in and assume the mantle.
This is especially puzzling to me. Because last I figured, (and I believe you are referring to the recent red gleam and road blocking incidents) the community was in reluctant agreement that this was in fact not actionable behavior. It was learned that different approaches to world design were needed to prevent the red gleam behavior, and that beacons need somethingto help contact plot owners to negotiate moving plots. Trolls or not, you can’t expect the devs to step in to swat away all the players that cause you minor annoyances. As you said, you can be as authoritarian as you want on your own private little world, but public play allows for all manners of play styles and freedom to put your plot down anywhere that is not already claimed by others. That is not something that has ever changed since you joined, so it’s a shame that you feel your fun is ruined as a result of that, too.
No doubt you are upset about a great many things. But if your hoping that announcing your (temporary?) retirement will somehow change that, then I guess I totally misjudged you, because I thought you enjoyed being a part of this community. I didn’t realize it was all about yourself.