Oh my goodness, my heart goes out to the OP. I am confident he didn't expect this kind of feedback from his thread. First off I would like to welcome you to the community Ereshkigal, and I am sure that SBS will try to accommodate you the best they can.
And secondly, this is a perfect example of what building your communities before the game is ready can do, the hostilities it can create and what it can do to the community as a whole.
I liked the way things were originally intended. We were meant to pick our locations then start recruiting with our characters, with it being unknown as to what players were connected to what area. With all the information out there about what players intend to do, how high their influence is and who they are willing to play with is just becoming one big drama fest.
What was wrong with quietly picking our locations and building our communities in-game as our characters rather than alienating people because you don't happen to like them outside of the game? Or fighting over things that might never happen. Hells people it is a game, it is meant to be fun.
Well, I don't know about you folks, but I still intend to play it that way. You will never know what County I am running unless you find out in-game.
Tosses down her two cents, smirks, and steps back.