Two things, first of all as a noob to the game its insanely hard to gain any respect in this game, which is the reward for playing, if you want people to get hooked, which makes them want to spend money, then it needs to be restored. It also gives a significant advantage to people who have already been playing, even for a week longer than i do. Secondly, my dad plays and spends money and is over 400k respect. He says if your not gaining constant respect, you get bored and no longer want to spend any money on the game. So what is the advantage to giving no respect? Its a constant source of complaint in all chat and all players who seriously want to get into this cool game, but are frustrated that the slowest, steadiest way to play for paying and free players is no longer available.