So I just got finished reading all the 2011 end of year surveys. The turnout was amazing, we had over 200 participants. The majority of the feedback was very positive but we also got more than enough ideas to keep us busy for months!I will compile a more detailed list later (takes awhile to sift through so many of them) but here are the most popular requests/ideas:Server moderationA lot of players feel that the servers could be moderated a bit more, and that we should have an easier way to report offenders. This is probably the biggest challenge we face as we continue to grow. I believe that the best way to do this is to put more power into the communities hands. I have been working hard on some big updates to provide this. It will include an in-game reporting system but I will post more details on this later. Just know that we understand this concern and are tackling it head on.Fancy tools for residencesMany people want the ability to remove all dirt from their residence. Others suggested it would be nice to be able to turn all the dirt in their residence into water. I think these are great ideas, but I also think that it should cost rupees to do so. This is something we will be implementing soon Reset of the wilderness more oftenThe areas outside the spawns get destroyed fast. This is because of both creepers and people strip mining as close to safety as possible. Recently I added a "periodic reset area" around each protected spawn. You can see this area in yellow on the live map. I have also been developing a plugin to reset just that area. Unfortunately progress was set back with the 1.1 update, however I have almost completed it. Once this is complete we will be resetting these zones every 1-2 weeks. This was the middle ground to solve the issue, it is not resetting the entire world but does provide repair of the most damaged areas.Cross-server XPCurrently your XP is only available on the server you earn it on. Many would like the ability to take XP with them between servers. This will be implemented soon.Less lagYes everyone has lag from time to time in MC. It is impossible to make a server perfect but we are sure going to try. I am constantly improving the EMC platform to run as fast as possible. Additionally I am working with an outside hosting company to try and provide server setups that are more optimized for MC (less cores but faster CPU's rather than most modern servers that have many cores and lower speed per core). I have also been talking with a few Java experts for advice on squeezing every drop of performance we can out of MC.More serversDuring peak times (evening US and weekends) we are maxing out all 4 smp servers at 60 players. We are for sure ready to start adding some more servers. First I want to make sure we address the moderation concerns, new servers would be junk if they fell into anarchy. Second there are some technical limitations to the current platform that I am fixing so that we can expand further. Keep in mind that our expansion is made possible by all the wonderful supporters, if you want to help the Empire expand consider becoming a supporter.Multiple teleport points in residencesCurrently you can set the teleport spot in a residence but it is only one point for /v and /home. Many have requested that we add the ability to somehow implement multiple points. I will start another conversation on this soon so we can figure out the best way to go about it!Purchasing rupeesThis is for sure a touchy subject and has come up a few times over the past 6 months. Many players have requested the ability to purchase additional rupees, proving additional financial support to Empire Minecraft. But there are also many players that feel that this would hurt our economy. I am starting to lean towards this being a good idea. Some make the argument that this would ruin the survival aspect of the game. This could be true for the person buying rupees, but not for everyone. The great thing about Empire Minecraft, and MC in general, is that you can play it how you want. Currently some people don't even leave Town and just barter trade and sell to build and thrive. We also have some Diamond supporters that don't even spend rupees at all and live in the wilderness. The point is that it is your choice how you play on EMC. If someone wants to buy rupees instead of going on an adventure for something then it only effects them.The truth is that you can currently purchase additional rupees. All you have to do is but the game again (getting a new account) and make that account a supporter. Using this method is expensive but it allows anyone to buy as many rupees as they want. I am not going to lie the extra supporter selling rupees would bring could really help the Empire out. I am not saying we are for sure doing this, just stating many people continue to request it and that there is opposition.