BH - I never lock spec. The server does it. I was unlocking spec every time I joined until Vickie opened it up on ESB, from the start of the game. I don't know who you are - but maybe that is due to us never having talked. Which when Spec was open, we all got to chat and learn about new players and crack jokes. Hell some guys joined with no intention of playing - just to chat. Is that wrong ? I laughed when some would rage over more people being in spec than in the game. We had many nights of lots of laughs while watching the game from spec. It usually only took one person to say - "OK Lets go help ..." to empty spec.