Hello good people of the Empires forum, I hereby announce that I am quiting my position as moderator of this forum. This is caused by the lack of support of the current administration for having a moderated forum (e.g. infractions do nothing since months) and a general feeling of alienation with regards to the currently active user base. Since the takeover of forum/development by Catface, Tama and James at the beginning of this year I was regularly considering removing myself from the forum anyways. We all know that the old Empires community as we knew it was killed off when the inmates started running the asylum. But I had hopes that things would settle, that we would go back to the good old times, but this ain't gonna happen. Since I don't enjoy visiting internet communites without moderation to my standards , I will also stop being active on this forum. It were great 8 9 years that I spent here and I had the honor to get to know very smart and interesting people from all over the world. I will still be around on Steam and maybe even play Empires if we ever see a version that respects my time. Bye Guys! Your browser does not support the video tag.