I know there were strong reasons behind it, and it's just me Mr. Meow, but the push for servers to do a "lobby" kind of thing and all go to infantry maps if there are no players strongly inhibits spontaneous player growth. I know that the idea is the bots will get people to stay and play around a bit and hopefully others will see player counts and join. But, I regularly see 1 to 3 players who are clearly brand new (cyrillic names or names i've never seen), theyre on district (UGGG), they play for 15 minutes then are gone. infantry maps are seriously not empires selling point, especially when there are no actual humans playing. 1. If new players can see the massive potential that normal map empires play has, they will stick around or invite a friend perhaps 2. I think veterans will be more willing to spend some time playing in a normal empires map, and there is a stronger chance of getting players in from there. Things seem quiet, so I don't know if you guys are planning some new strategy to be released or what. But at least for the sake of veterans encourage normal maps. I want to dick around right now in normal empires even with a miniscule chance of someone joining (not making my own crap server).