Hey everyone. I have sort of been wanting to talk about this ever since I became supporter for the first time, and since my time on EMC is sort of shortening, I figure I get the word out about it before it's too late. My story is the second paragraph, but if you want me to get to the point then go to the third paragraph.I know this may sound strange, but when I first started on EMC I felt rather...intimidated by the players with a supporter rank. It was like I was at the bottom of the food chain, ready to endure a criticism that the all-mighty supporters could get away with. I became a supporter not really just for the perks, but more as a way of showing people that I'm not just a typical white rank that will eventually get banned. In fact, I found it hard to get any respect at all until I got one month of gold supporter, then the number of supporters or "server jocks" who would judge me as someone different decreased dramatically. I don't think that I'm the only person who feels this way either, I think the amount of "respect and status," was a factor that went into everyone's decision on whether or not to become a supporter, unless you're a robot that has no emotions and will go out of their way to defend the rules of EMC and not care about how you're making yourself appear.To sum it up, I think people would simply regard me as a useless player unless I proved myself by becoming a supporter, and I really don't think that's how a server should work. I figure this message would best be displayed by a former supporter, because that's who really has a clear analysis of the whole situation.So why is this in the Suggestion Box? Well everything I said above should explain my theory. I simply think that the supporters, whether active or former, should be at the same status level as the white names. Meaning that if they are caught using illegal mods, they should not get extra credit by the moderators and receive the same punishment as the white names. And if there is a supporter who's bothering a white player, then a mod should intervene and not just let it happen, give the supporter a warning too since chances are they know better than to do that, since they were probably just demonstrating their power over the others. I really think that the amount of respect should be based on how well spoken the player is, not based on $5, $10, or $20.Thanks for reading my thoughts, I'm open to any criticism on this thread. ~FJB.