IntroductionWelcome to the EMC Remembrance Thread. A while ago, one of our old members, brickstrike, created a similar thread. However, this died out after a while. I personally thought that this thread was a great idea so now, months later, I've decided to create one of these.How This WorksThis thread is in honor of all of the members who are no longer playing on the Empire or are not playing nearly as much. This thread is a place for you to share happy stories about your good times with players and to just revive the memories of your old friends. The community is the rock that keeps EMC as wonderful as it is, and it could never have been possible without all of the members who have come before us. In this thread, we should raise up the names of the long-gone players and remember those we've lost with a smile, if not a bit of sadness.A Note About DramaThis thread is NOT the place to complain about ban reasons, insult old members, or to start general drama. Members are being remembered here for their good qualities and times, not for their occasional mistakes. Remember, purposely causing drama on EMC is not allowed, and anyone caught doing so will be subject to the consequences as dictated by the staff. I don't want to see this thread locked because of drama, so let's try to keep it civil.My Own MemoriesThis are just some memories of old players that I've experienced. Please feel free to share your own, even if it's as simple as saying the name of an old player you enjoyed hanging out with. These two members always were ready to contribute to forum discussion. Though Cordial is not nearly as active anymore and brickstrike has disappeared, I will never forget their entertaining arguments about muffins and pie. Melons, everything about nick screamed melons. I remember visiting his colossal melon farm and buying loads for my farms back at my res. I'm sure you'll all also remember the time nick spent months planning and acting to troll us all, going so far as to make a video showing us that we could earn "melon heads" and other block heads by mining blocks with certain tools. I still am impressed by the cleverness of this prank. I spent many an hour laughing with these guys (as well as sonicol and PandasEatRamen, both of whom seem to still be a bit active) at the Rainbow Butte outpost. Whether riding the ice cream slip n' slide or leaping from the rainbow bridge, I could always be cheered up by their gifs, jokes, and general fun atmosphere. Plus, Curundu had this adorable tapir avatar. I remember going to the Utopian Slime Town outpost with these two. In the end, we buried three of my cats, killed an Enraged Creeper with a fishing pole, hunted marshmallow ghasts to extinction, and just had a great time in general. Boy, did he love potatoes. But even more than that, I remember Choongjae for the time when he heard that I had lost an item due to lag and he gave me a Vault Voucher as an attempt to make up for it. I hadn't spoken to him much and was not at all asking for items, but he simply did it for the sake of kindness. This act represents many virtues that I look for and find so much in the Empire. Leaders of the SMP4 project, these three were strong members of the community who shall always be missed. I remember many a mining trip trying to get quartz for the project. Predictably enough, I died a lot. The spectacular walls that signify the start of the project still stand in SMP4. I can't say enough how much these three were a benefit to our community. For a long, long time, xI_LIKE_A_PIGx was one of my only good friends on EMC. I first met him when he held a grief party at his res, and it's just been one long bacon-fest since then. Whether sharing an island in Firefloor (he won because I went to bathroom and my block fell ) or fighting alongside each other in the mob arena, Pig and I enjoyed many good times together, though I don't think I ever was able to win one of our mail wars. I will never forget this player and all the good he has done for me. What can I say? He's sassy. I think the Sassy SMOOCH EMC Meme will live on for quite a while in our community. Ah, the Great Cow himself. I will always remember his wild parties and events which resulted in so much death and destruction. I'm 99% sure that "Explosion" is Cow's middle name. But behind the head drops, cow head scavenger hunts, and roaming Momentus death parties, there was a good, caring person who always was patient, understanding, and kind. I don't think I could forget him, even if I wanted too. After all, how can you forget a cow who shoots eggnog out of his udders during the holidays? Again, please feel free to share your own memories of all our friends and comrades who have departed the Empire. And please, keep it clean.