Change. Sometimes that word can mean two things. Good or Bad. Its been going in the wrong direction for way too long. The empire is slowly crumbling, lets face the problem. It may not seem like a big deal, but this thread is to point out all these problems. Even the forums, it is slowly deteriorating and crumbling, like rotten bread. Not everyone is this way though, there are some good people that are trying to change the situation, but they haven’t made a big change yet. However, I will step up and state my opinion. I have been so fed up with the forums recently. Its made me really mad. People aren’t being nice anymore, especially with other players. Okay, lets go into the least-depressing topics first. I think people are too laid back on comments. Like some people talked about (Kephras ), not enough alerts are being passed around. People are too nervous to stand out or make a like. When you get a like, it makes you feel good, so you can give more likes to other people. So, if we increase our likes, everyone can become semi-happier. Its like a circle of likes. You are probably wondering, What the heck does this have to do with emc?! Well, more likes and encouragement = a more positive environment. Some people have been discussing a dislike button, or negative ratings. That is just wrong. If you are so annoyed with some people, leave them alone and don’t participate in their stuff/threads. This brings me to my next point, my hated topic of all time: bullying. I have experienced it before. I know what it feels like to be discriminated with no one standing up for you. Over my childhood, I have learned some lessons into bullies. Cyber-bullying is another thing as well. In-game and in the forums, this type of behavior is unacceptable. Some people are trying their best and I thank you for that. Personally, I have tried, but they won’t back down. Have you noticed a bunch of players are leaving? This whole situation is causing our funny, great players to leave. All those people you used to joke with during firefloor? *Poof* They might not blatantly state their reasons for departure, but I know this is the true reason. And for those people who back those bullies up with likes, shame on you. A tiny little internet community can’t develop personality, your personality is with you already. If you don’t complete stuff on task, fine. If you can’t spell right or use smiley faces, fine. If you don’t write stories well, fine. Real life shapes your personality, not this. Stop discriminating people on what they do/act. Like I said before, leave them ALONE. Those bullies feel like arguing? FINE. Your puny counter will be washed away by dozens of responses. Argue all you want. I 100% guarantee you the whole emc community will back me up and the staff.. So, shut up. This community is supposed to be a team, helping each other out. Instead, its becoming into clans vs clans vs rogue factions. We need to unify! I know there will be backlash, so fellow emc members, like this thread and stand up against those bullies. We need to finish this problem once and for all. I apologize if I said anything really rude to the mods, I was just really mad at this problem. I hope you have a good day. -Ender.