Well, the time has almost come. 2015 is waning away day by day and we are edging closer and closer to 2016! Time has flown by and the Empire has gained so many cool features this last year. I can't wait to see what 2016 holds in store for us!Referral Contest Winners: NovemberPrizes will be mailed out this weekend.Most Clicks (receive Referral Blocks of Clickyness)1st: OmegaDustMC2nd: LuckyPat3rd: FDNY21Most referrals (Receive Supporter Vouchers)1st: Kippy159Tie for 2nd: Luckypat and Olaf_CVote Contest WinnersI received the data last night and here are the winners of the 2015 Vote Contest, as explained in this thread: http://empireminecraft.com/threads/contest-voting-competition-2015.57415/Tier 1: jossytheninja, D4tzMine, WeezerNL, corruptedsmile, and WandertonTier 2: Insanity42, Apcmagician, and TuckerAmbrTier 3: SkareCBoi and EnragedChickenTier 4: penfoldexPrizes will be mailed out this weekend.Star Wars Build ContestThis deadline just passed and I cannot wait to start judging them!HOWEVER, I do have family obligations and Christmas time coming up here shortly, so expect results either the 1st or 2nd week of January on this.Holiday SalesGive the Gift of Supporter this Holiday. We've got multiple packages to choose from to treat others or yourself to some supporter vouchers. Rupees are also having additional purchase bonuses. Check out the thread for more details: http://empireminecraft.com/threads/holiday-sales-2015.60206/Surveys!The 2015 Year in Review Survey is currently up. These help us to modify policies, if needed, as well as help shape the future of EMC's events, etc. If you haven't filled it out already, please do so. More data means more ability to see and address issues we see. For example, the following changes about Senior Staff services came as a result of a trend in these surveys already. We want to have all input given by the 20th so that we can modify policies for the start of the new year. Thanks in advance for your feedback!Fill it out: emc.gs/2015reviewSenior Staff Services ChangesPlease message ALL Senior Staff, including Krysyy, when ordering a service. We've had some Senior Staff with natural disasters or real life obligations get in the way of logging in recently and we want to ensure that services are being noticed as quickly as possible.The Senior Staff and I have worked through some emerging trends in the 2015 surveys to make the following changes, effective immediately.Dirt Removals -> Structure Removals60,000rHave a giant sugar cane farm you want removed, but don't want to spend days taking it down and don't really care about the materials? Have the Senior Staff remove it for you with world edit. No blocks retrieved. They simply go *poof*Dirt Destroying Ticking Tocks will be valid, but NOT change name.Between Residence Edits/Road EditsA normal change of a surface or a simple bridge will no longer cost 10,000r to have done. Instead, the road edits are now based on complexity, as that is what matters most in regards to Senior Staff time. If you prepare everything beforehand into a simple copy/paste or have only a minor surface change, it will be significantly cheaper.5,000r for a road surface replacement or a singular copy/paste set-up.10,000r for each additional /paste required.30,000r and up - Anything built by hand using Schematica (ItsMeMatheus will assign additional charges based on complexity of build and timeline will be based on his schedule)Whole Residence Move to another SMPDropped price to 100,000r from 150,000r as it requires the same steps/time as a normal res moveVillager Moving Service Added10,000r per villagerCoordinating water, etc to move villagers without eggifying can be tedious. Hire the Senior Staff to move your villagers into the perfect position on your residence.Villager Replacement StatusStill going, but will begin skipping around to take care of the simpler requests soon. Some players with missing 45+ villagers that we cannot locate copies of have been holding us up a bit. If you have a large collection of 1.7 villagers, please let Krysyy know in a pm.2015 Time Capsule Opening and 2016 Time Capsule ClosingThe capsule underneath /park will open on December 30th and close again on Dec 31st. If you want to retrieve your items and are unable to make it to the opening event, then please message Krysyy and she will move your items out of the capsule. Anything that is not requested to be moved out will be re-locked up on Dec 31st. Exact times will be posted in the official Time Capsule 2016 thread coming soon.Additional Reminder about Aikar's InboxI forgot to add this last night, so i'll fit it in here.PLEASE make sure that if you message Aikar for something, include Krysyy as well.A lot of the time, most of what you are discussing, etc can be handled by Krysyy and she normally ends up being invited by Aikar to take care of it anyways =P. Aikar is very busy with code for the server and may not check his inbox as frequently as Krysyy does either so it's the best method if you are wanting a response on something quickly.