1. a container of metal or refractory material employed for heating substances to high temperatures.
2. Metallurgy . a hollow area at the bottom of a furnace in which the metal collects.
3. a severe, searching test or trial.
Well, I guess that answers that. CCP has endured the Incarna release, the Emergency Summit, The Summit Minutes scandal, Forumgate, Monoclegate, and who all knows what else. They've gone back to basics and started actually listening to their customers.
For the first time in a while I actually have high hopes for the future of the game. See you out there.