For the past two weeks I have been pulling out my hair, biting my nails, and slowly going insane (which i do not know how it is possible. I am already insane beyond a normal level (for insane people). A few weeks ago I said I was going to leave. I said it was for the reason for education which was true. I was worried EMC was taking up too much time for me but then I remembered I have no life outside of EMC. I am starting to reconsider. Most people will stop reading right here and then talk about how I am wrong and should stay at EMC and haven't read this full lengthy post, but stick with me.Disclaimer: Aikar is amazing and a great coder but you need to hear me out on this. I am not trying to be rude or bad mouthing anyone.Over the past little while EMC has been focused on getting new players and having full slots. For the past while I was thinking, "yay! This sounds like a great idea and could help EMC out a lot!". Over the past few weeks this has been becoming true. Most servers are half full during the american day and one or two of the servers are full or near full. These are mostly new players. Aikar is wanting new players. EMC is at or is reaching a 100k in game player milestone. All wonderful until you realize how irritating these new players are. New players (I know this is a really strange comparison but it is true) is the Internet Explorer of the empire. Give off a bad feel, constantly need refreshing, and is just plain annoying. Makes you want to punch a hole through your computer screen. Instead of focusing on new players who stay on empire for a week, or a month, then leave, we should start (re)focusing on the one thing that makes our server great, the community.Why I love the empire is the amazing community of intelligent, funny, and talented members. This community of amazing ladies, gentleman, potatoes, animals, sub-humans, aliens, monsters, miscellaneous plants, etc... is eroding away. Players such as Kephras, Cordial_Pie, and many others are leaving the community or are rarely on at all. Well known members and treasures to the community are now playing a lot less. One of the problems are all of these new players. They are getting to the point where it is unbearable. Half of the chat is "can someone tell me how to do _______" or some sort of cluster of rule breaking garbage. Eventually they all get bored, leave, then go slowly destroy another server, then a whole new batch comes in to restart the process.Aycat (credit to the new name to bitemenow15), what is the point of all these new player? They are just costing you money. The players who are active in the community and know about the empire are more likely to become supporters. More players is great but more money is better.People will ask, "Olaf, are you saying no more new members?". No. The problem solves itself. People stay and learn about the empire, not just do the tutorial and say "eh, good enough". They become interested because of the community.Before Aikar disagrees with me and finds a way to factually prove I am wrong, thanks for reading this thread and sticking with me.Feel free to agree, disagree, comment, add on, or ramble below.EDIT: I feel as if I have been answered but one last thing. Normally I love helping out new players but now it is in a terrible volume. Constantly hearing this stuff in chat is terrible. I am not talking about every new players, i am talking about people who are also refusing to read things like the wiki and who spam questions. There needs to be a ratio of new players to vets (I am not saying an actual number or anything to implement).