my take on private servers: is that no matter what they should never touch the official global inventory at all, they should stay private and on its own separate data base no matter what ( even if it was just a password change ) . the thing is say I get a private server password it and then invite any and all friends to it. and we stock up on all the high-end gear and get all the drops for the "best weapons", then we turn around and jump into the official servers with all the gear we did not really have to work for or against other players for and create a not so good play session for those that was just in the official servers. that is my take for private servers to stay private and never touch official at all. I don't know to me it sounds like I'm coming off a bit harsh but I'm not trying to just putting my thought out on this subject.