Consider this a step 1 in announcing changes to supporting the Empire, but not everything is fully decided yet!We have an overall plan to change our supporter packages up, where there is 1 rank of supporter and a seperate rank of "Cosmetics".Yes, this means the Iron/Gold/Diamond is going away. Iron is essentially going to be removed completely, and Gold will convert into 1 package and Diamond converts into having both packages.===== UPDATE =====New ideas came to be from this thread!The new idea will be that Utopia will be open to all, but low player cap. We will introduce a concept of a "Login Queue", so that when a server is full, free players have to wait in the queue to join a server (which is a better experience than simply being kicked like most servers do it and hope for lucky timing) and they will join in the order they joined the queue.Supporters will get a perk to skip the queue and always connect, and have a guaranteed login slot.The SMP's will also be reducing their max player counts as we will be condensing hardware to reduce cost.=================Essentially, "Supporter" rank gives Guaranteed Login + some premium non gameplay altering perks, and Cosmetics rank is a pack of many cosmetic features.What each package entails is not 100% decided yet, but here are some Examples:Supporter/Utopia Access (unchanged = same as perks provided today):Guaranteed slot (unchanged) (incase server is hard-full)Skip the Login Queue if a server is soft-full.Supporter Chat (unchanged)Supporter + sign in chat to the right of name (Cosmetic detail but still associate it with supporting)Less ads on website (unchanged)Supporter Forums (unchanged)Immune from Derelict (unchanged)Discount on Sr Staff ServicesCustomize Res Messages (unchanged)Automatic Login Bonus (unchanged)Ability to name vault pages (removing this from free, will be able to retain old names though)+ more as we think of it/suggestedCosmetics Rank(must keep subscription active to keep perks):Ability to change your name color (to more colors than today, but still restricting some such as staff colors and black/darkgrey) (Supporters would not have this perk! Only receive the +)Ability to set italic/bold (not &k or underline)Non Combat Pets (Future)Zombie/Skeleton Horses/hat - places block in hand on your head as a hat.Particle Effects following your feet.Particle Effects on attacking enemies (bows/swords)Sound effects for the above actions too?Disguises in Town+ more as we think of it/suggestedGuaranteed Login Only - For those who want a cheaper price option, buy the single perk alone for 10$/mo.Feedback and ideas on these ideas are welcome!Optionally, we could go with a single rank, but this might restrict people who only want to pay 10$/month.A big fear everyone has is not bringing in enough money to pay the bills due to loss of supporters... so we are evaluating an overall price increase attempt to help compensate for losses.So our question, would you consider one of these costing 15$ and the other 10$ bringing cost to 25$/mo to have it all ok?Please only vote for a price if you are a supporter, was a supporter, or seriously considering becoming a supporter.If you are unable to ever support, please vote accordingly. We need the poll results to be based on who's actually able to pay and what they would be comfortable with paying.Please vote on what you would be comfortable with paying to help support the Empire.Thanks!