Merry Christmas, EMC!2012 was a fun year for us. We went through quite a lot of ups and downs. Had a lot of interesting staff improvements and community adjustments. Some people lasted through the hurdles while others simply left or did wrong to the community. To those that stayed, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. When Justin and I first started EMC, we had NO idea what we were doing. While we had experience in running smaller communities, we never ran our own game servers before. It was literally a leap of faith for us. We thank you all for putting your faith in us while we learned how to better not only ourselves but more importantly the community.We surpassed 50,000 members this year and feel that is QUITE a milestone for any community. We could NOT have done it without every one of you. One of our staff additions as you know was Aikar whom is doing a LOT of work helping program new things. Dragon Tombs, shop updates, and many more great things are coming into 2013 thanks to him.To give thanks, we're giving you all a "Christmas Bonus" of 15,000 rupees to celebrate Christmas, 2012's success, 50,000 members, and to drive us into the new year to make EMC the best it's ever been!http://empireminecraft.com/rupees/promo/zxmasThis link will be good until the end of the year! Enjoy.