Hello Members of Empire and it's staff members,I figured you wanted a meme but I will not provide that since this thread isn't about that. I'll be explaining about something that some members don't like talking about and I would like your spiteful opinions out of this thread.Alright, after being almost back for a year now I can see things a lot clearer than I have almost 10 months ago. I still see that the major updates aren't moving much as I suspected from many gripes about Dragon Tombs not being worked on since 2014. I got the impression that dev team works on more "Bug" fixes than major updates. That impression of Development team is still holding true with me. I know that they want to make EMC bug free but you wonder why we are #12 in TOPORG, no progress that set us apart from other plot servers. Sure we are diverse with 9 Smps and a supporter server. We have other mobs that vanilla doesn't provide, cool! But how long will that be interesting? Major servers (Will not list) adapt new game modes or features apart from Minecraft Vanilla making their server more appealable. Mabey either stop working on Bug fixes in MC and actually move towards features?Alright done griping about the features let's move onto the community. Community has been a large part why I came back. I found categories and subcategories for each player.Categories1.New Players (Less than 6 months)2.Well-Seasoned (6 months-3 years)3. Veterans (3+ years)4. StaffSubcategories1. Weirdos2. Opninioners3. Money-grubbers4. Promo-collectors5. Residence Collectors6. Over the top Builders7. Easy goers8. Hardcore Farmers9. Figure HeadsMany I see are in the "Well-Seasoned" Category and many are Opinioners which they wish to have their opinion heard than shot down with one hundred people watching in the background. I've had this experience before and I am quite angry of how it was dealt with. Instead of my opinion being regarded, it was spied upon the major figureheads (Kryssy & Aikar) than moved towards a private chat. It's highly degrading when the majority that look at your opinion as ridiculous when the figureheads post something against it. People look upon Staff and figureHeads with the highest honor and you should treat it with utter most respect for people who want to make EMC better.Let's move onto another gripe of mine and I have noticed it more so on UHC today. Staff members have different tolerances for rules. Some don't do anything, some do something but it wasn't given the right amount of punishment, and some just go over the top. I have two members in mind. RainbowChin ffs dude when people don't listen use your staff powers. You were given those privileges for a reason there isn't a reason why you need to hold back. iamcavie, you had a griefer in MM, sure you banned them but for 5 days but seriously? Griefing should not be tolerated and should of been dealt with a permanent ban. You quote, "I wanted to give them a chance to change for the better" Your giving them a slap on the wrist and saying stop it. What happens if that player doesn't learn and causes a larger problem? It isn't fair for members that were rightfully perma-banned to members who committed the same offence getting 5 day ban.I'll post more issue if they come up. This was in my mind.Edit:Oh yes of course I forgot why I was writing this, SkarCboi noted about the recent changes of farms. Empire Minecraft is advertised as "Play your way" how can we play our way when there are updates that are going against playing your way?