It's not my opinion that the Arc changed the game, it's a fact. The fact that you don't see the usefulness of the Arc just shows your lack of in depth game knowledge. Not to mention the big picture where the Arc's impact is unmistakable. Whether you have one or not does not change the truth of the Arc's presence having an impact on what's possible in building a city. Things that simply would not be possible without high level Arcs existing. Even if you don't own one yourself. Your opinion on whether or not any GB (or other game mechanic) is overpowered is irrelevant if all you're basing it on is your own little slice of the FoE world and ignoring what's going on in the FoE world at large.A sense of humor is good, I didn't put up the Arc until very late, I finished the story questline before I put up the silly thing, it wasn't useful from my point of view and I still don't think the building is the end all. Doesn't matter what someone else thinks, present or absent wouldn't change this game much at all. If ur really rigid u might not appreciate that opinions r only opinions.