Hi gang!That's 3+ years in case you're wondering.I wrote out a whole essay, then my browser crashed and.. Here's take 2.If you vote for 300+ days you're rewarded with the ultimate voting tool (I love this!), if you're registered on the forum for 2 years you're "rewarded" even if you didn't do one single thing!Why not acknowledge our elderly players (meant in the utmost respect) and give them free protection for their builds? I think the elders who are still amongst us (ok, lets get this cleared out before it even started: I am not even CLOSE to their esteem) deserve this.I'm not saying: every player older than 3 years deserves this. Even with some Bavaria (sorry, prank!) I know better. No, this Anti-grief update is so dynamic, why not apply this goodie for one whole month?Why Shell?I have seen just too many equally aged players run off because of their own reasons. Then I see these true EMC veterans who are still with us. Not only did they retain the big rip, they're also active enough to comment on recent happenings.Sorry guys: I honestly think EMC owes them. For sticking with us (yes, I said it, I consider myself part of this awesomeness!) for all this time. If 300 day voters get goodies, if 2+ year forum dwellers (even without doing anything!!) get a "reward" then why not these honorable Emperials?I am so going to bump this if needed....Please note: all within reason. I am NOT saying: "give protection to all 3+ year players unasked!". No.. I am saying: "If a 3+ year player is found making a protection claim during the month of September and his claim is honored then do not charge him".Respect thy elders guys.. Yes: staff made EMC what it is today, but these people stood with you and supported you.