Contest: Supporter Page Drawings!As seen here: http://empireminecraft.com/threads/contest-image-creations-for-the-website.55491/ we had an awesome contest running for some cool graphic designs. Well, the results are in! Aikar has to still put them in place, but our winners are as follows:1st: Catacacalysm (https://gyazo.com/61467f4a575e2123c8f4aee9b14a8918, https://gyazo.com/34857928c82d73966bc7bf207ea88e07, https://gyazo.com/4c6b8c9aac7a9443796b23a6ba4041bf)2nd: Evvz (https://i.imgur.com/SazhRaU.png, https://i.imgur.com/6YZAwYv.png, https://i.imgur.com/Fk50CFy.png)3rd: Jay2a (https://i.imgur.com/TnnRExf.png, https://i.imgur.com/I2SHW1e.png, https://i.imgur.com/u0bQcAS.png)Referral Contest ResultsMost clicks (receive Referral Blocks of Clickyness):1st: OmegaDustMC2nd: Erektus3rd: salesman200Player referrals (receive supporter vouchers):3 way tie, all receive gold vouchers.FDNY21, salesman200, ErektusDerelict ChangesTHESE CHANGES ARE ACTIVE!!!They are VERY IMPORTANT if you do not want to lose your res. We decided to postpone it two more weeks to allow for those that did not see the message the first time around, but the changes are in effect. If you have friends that only log in every now and then and only vote to protect their residences, please let them know.http://empireminecraft.com/threads/important-upcoming-derelict-timer-changes.55492/Chisel Me This Contest ReminderThe deadline is fast approaching for this reverse building contest. Builds turn to stone at (or very close to) midnight on October 3rd!http://empireminecraft.com/threads/contest-chisel-me-this.56473/ New ModeratorsWe've added some more green to our team. These awesome new staff are in training for the next few weeks, but feel free to ask them for help when you need it. They've shown incredible effort in putting the community first when they play on EMC as regular players and we can't wait for them to show us what they can do as Staff to inspire this great community.A very hearty welcome to:-Zion_Moyer-carolmoss-MercenaryCrowIf you think you have what it takes to join our Staff team, APPLY at staffapp.emc.gs today!The Blog MakeoverMany of you know that Aikar was recently in Texas for some good visiting fun, but as always, we also did a lot of work for EMC. Most of these changes are more on the marketing side of things, but one major cosmetic change has to do with our Blog. We felt the one of the primary issues with the blog was the disconnection it had from the site. While that was the primary goal in the beginning to present an Empire Blog that wasn't exactly all EMC all the time, we realized over time that we can still attain that goal and make things a bit more seamless between the site and the blog (for 'pretty' points I suppose). The Blog has a new logo and new formatting to better fit with our site color scheme.Our awesome Contribution Team is working on some posts to fill up the blog. They've been a bit on the back burner, focusing on the Wiki and doing a great job getting it up to date as soon as we release something new, but we are looking to release some cool Blog content on a regular schedule here shortly. If you have an idea for a post or want to to share some cool content for us to post that you wrote yourself, then share it to emc.gs/submitblog today!New Landing Page DesignThis isn't something that you guys see a lot of, but we figured we'd share some of the things we have been up to in the background for those that just want to know. The landing page that a new player goes to upon visiting our website from search engines and advertisements has undergone a major rehaul. We felt the old layout was a bit outdated and hopefully the new design piques the interest of more players on first glance, as it represents a theme more becoming of this generation and quickly highlights the best aspects of the Empire.Krysyy is working on updating more aspects of that whole landing page system (so that links go to the correct pages, etc =P) and the end result will hopefully be something that grabs the interest of people that are looking for a new server to play on.YouTuber Team Changes/RenamingThe YouTuber team has done a great job putting together some good videos for our use in the tutorial, wiki, etc. However, we've noticed that there are tons more players that have reputations for being some great streamers and the YouTuber team needs some help. Whether the streams be on YouTube, Twitch, or other sites, we feel that it would be better to change up things a bit to allow for more participation and loosen the reigns a bit to allow for for more variable content.So what exactly is changing? Well, the name for starters. Stream Team covers all aspects of what the new team will be doing (and it sounds cool) so we're going with that. AlexChance is stepping down (not from Moderator, just YouTube Team Leader) so that he can focus a little bit more on school and the new team won't be so directly monitored, due to its focus. If you are interested in being a member of our newly named Stream Team, then please pm Krysyy (pmcm.emc.gs) with what type of streaming you do/what sites you work with and she can talk you through what we are looking for and what you can do to help the Empire as an official member of the Stream Team.