Yes, I have noticed this in pevious FS I have been - main reason I left them. Sometimes the top fellows just get on with advancing their cities and engage with the rest of the FS very little. It is certainly true that big players don't really need to trade, and so, often don't. They will ocassionally visit the trader and take a few items just to balance their stocks but rarely offer trades. This can be a problem for those lower down the FS who need active trading, particularly from the "big boys" who are, to them the potential suppliers of large amounts of goods and the backstop to re-supply members in the case of a critical shortage. I will regularly trade even if I don't need to, offering planks for steel one day and steel for planks the next. We need to do this for our smaller members. Perhaps Inno need to come up with a way to encourage larger players to re-engage with trading using incentives.I played for nearly 2 years under a different name and I found that very often the advanced fellows contributed very little and less advanced players contributed substantially, especially in tournaments!