Recently a high amount of older, veteran players have been leaving. Some of you may see it as a good thing, some of you may see it as a bad thing. But when it comes down to it, what do we do? Do we pretend they didn't leave and move on in The Empire? Do we weep and moan over there leaving? Do we cope with the fact that they left and keep The Empire alive?Unfortunately that is a completely opinion based question.When Veterans leave a community, several things happen.One of those happens to be motivation. We have to motivate ourselves to fill in the places of the respected players who left. We have to motivate ourselves to prove that we can still be the strongest tight-knit family out there. We have to motivate ourselves to stay together, and cope with our losses. We have to motivate ourselves to keep the family alive. The Empire Family.Another is opportunity. Opportunity for new players to rise up to the top. Opportunity for us to prove that The Empire really is the best community out there. Opportunity for us to prove that The Empire is as good as we make ourselves. Opportunity for The Empire to cope with it's problems to keep the community together. Opportunity for us to better the environment we all love. Opportunity for us to show that we are more than a community, we are a family. Families look after one another picking them up off there feet, keeping themselves together. People come and go, that's natural. Communities rise and fall, that's natural. But we are more than a community. We are more than just a group of people. We are The Empire. The Empire shall live on forever. A wise man once said, "The frosting might come off the cake but it is still a cake. More frosting can be applied."