I'm sorry to inform that due to personal reason's that have had a catastrophic impact on my life as it is right now, I will not be able to upgrade any users until further notice. I was really hoping to begin upgrading users in November but I am uncertain as to whether or not I'll even have the funds to do so anymore. What happened to me isn't something as small as a missed payment or a family member needing money it's such impact that I may lose my home. I hope you all understand why I must end this event for the time being. Once again sorry for this and I do hope I will be able to do this later on.Hello Empire Minecraft Community.My name is BoxmanVince, I've been hanging around EMC for what seems to me about 3 months now. So it's safe to say I'm a rather new user to this community.Something that I've been planning to do for sometime now is to start-up a contest on EMC.Not a contest where you win an Item but you have the opportunity to be upgraded to Gold for 1 month.I have received IceCreamCow's Permission to move along with this project!In the next couple of weeks I will begin putting together a list of the users who have been accepted for upgrade. The Applications these users made should be Exemplars for anyone who else who wishes to apply. If I liked your application then you are most probably accepted.So some of you might be asking yourself questions about how I am funding these upgrades and some of you may just be flipping head over heels that someone is actually doing this.For those wondering how this will be funded.Well, I've been running a couple game servers and these servers do bring in Donations. Being good mates with the owner of the company that is hosting my servers I get a fantastic discount. This leaves money left over. Instead of doing the typical greedy server owner thing, I decided to instead of buying stuff for myself I chose to re-donate that money to another community who I felt deserved it. Having had a dandy of a time on EMC and meeting very nice people I chose EMC to be another one of the server's on my list.Another way that money is being brought in to support this contest is through the Freelance work I do as a Level Designer or Mapper. One map depending on the game can make up to 120-270$Now, I do not plan to upgrade any user so there will be requirements for this contest.#1; You cannot have been upgraded to any level in the past or currently be upgraded.#2; No bans on Record, I will ask EMC staff to proof check users.#3; At least 120 Days since your first EMC log in.#4; I ask that you take time filling out the form bellow for higher chances of me choosing you to be upgraded. I will not accept Low Quality 10 minute applications, Imagine you are applying to become EMC Staff.Name(In-game):Do you have Any alternate MC Accounts?(If so name them):Why do you think you deserve an EMC Upgrade?:Have you ever been banned or kick?:How long has it been since your first EMC log-in?:Would you Consider yourself Greedy or Generous?:Would you like a hug if you don't get picked?:Answer the questions above as truthfully as possible and please put some effort into it and I assure you'll have high odds of being upgraded.Notice: Background checks will be performed on Mains and Alts. If either has been any level of Supporter i will have to deny your upgrade. Sorry. this event is for those who have NEVER had any form of upgrade/supporter. If you are on the list and have had supporter in the past please contact me. Id prefer to remove you from the list now instead of have to find out later on.Thank you.Accepted list:1. Gabrielrocks692. canuckshockey3. darksuperlord4. WeirdManaico5. ElectricKiwiI'll be doing Two users/month to being with. If you were chosen once please do not re-apply.I do accept Rupee or Item donations, Id much appreciate to help build my completely public residence on SMP1, Thank you.Questions users have asked me, with the Answer:Gabrielrocks69 Asks: when will a winner be announced?Answer: The event will last as long as I wish to upgrade users. I will be upgraded 2 or more users each month. So the first two people on the list next month will be the next to be upgraded.Anonymous* Asks: I wasn't added to the list can I re-apply?Answer: To know if you were denied look for the next application that was "liked" by me. If you wish to re-apply then just edit your existing post and add "Re-Application" In Large Green to show you've re-applied. If need be, PM me to let me know you've done so. (If this thread gets passed 5 pages please include a link to your post)Anyone interested in what the the servers I run are feel free to pm I'm not posting any external links or IP's here.