Everyone knows what they are - a yuck private server feature. However, would they really be bad for this server? Let's have a look at the list of pros and cons. First I want to stress that the way I'd imagine the offline shops would be implemented is that the account would be treated exactly as it is right now, that is, you cannot be logged in on any other character and you must pay sub for it. Pros: Innova keeps its revenue going. Let's not kid ourselves, this is important. All of the offline shops would have to continue buying subs. Arguably the revenue will actually increase simply because people can have unlimited number of offline shops as long as they have the $$. Right now hardware (PC) is quite a big limitation. We don't have to have our computers on just to sell some Thread we've farmed. Look at the reality - I'd guess that 75% of MRT is AFK. Why not just let us go offline? Less trade channel flood with looped macros. When you are offline, you cannot spam chat. Similarly, because you can still be online and try to sell something, there is a higher chance your message will be spotted by potential buyer. Easier to distinguish between a 'real' player trying to sell something and an offline shop. Hence it makes the communications and deals easier and faster than mails. Cons: HURR DURR IT'S A PRIVATE FEATURE. Who cares? It would be a quality of life improvement for the players and a potential revenue increase for Innova. I cannot think of any serious con, so please comment in case you can think of something significant. Opinions?