I can't find a relevant forum to attempt to communicate with both server owners, so here it'll go. Mods/Admins are welcome to move this as needed. Most of you may have seen me over the years, though I've been more of a lurker - mostly just interested in playing the game rather than visiting these forums. At one point I wanted to help with the wiki and ended up making this, but it's probably not accurate anymore. Today I feel like I've found a good reason to come here, though I wish it were under better circumstances. I recognize as I'm sure some of you do that this community isn't renown for being helpful and easy for newbies to pick up and join (with the occasional exception of JustGoFly's words of wisdom). Most of us still around have been playing for years - we know the research, the tactics, and the general gameplay needed to win, so when a new player comes along it's very obvious to us and we tend to steer clear of them for fear of losing. They're more likely to unknowingly grab the CV and drive it into the water than to join as an Engineer and help get refineries. I'm certainly guilty of avoiding them. I like to win. There is, however, a markedly pungent stain in this community that eats away at it - infecting it with even more disdain and astonishingly abrasive unsportsmanlike conduct than any other I've witnessed over the years in Empires. That stain's name is Mr. X, who is now (unfortunately) unbanned after being banned the other day by Creeper for spamming the "pires" bot even after being muted, getting kicked, and then continuing to do it. Today (on the Epic server), we were blessed with his inevitable return and in-game infection: (All) Mr. X.: what a fucking noob game (All) Mr. X.: entirely pointless This is while he, in a tank, was beating the crap out of my (the Commander) base. We lost that game, and on several occasions he stopped to make sure we all recognized his misery and contempt for anything resembling enjoyment. This, however, is one example of hundreds. Mr. X has nothing nice to say. He is always negative, unsportsmanlike, childish, and abusive. If you admins have a system of checking chat logs, just search for his chat history and try not to get lost in the depths of this impertinent waste of oxygen. I feel pity for the Admin that actually does this. I turn 33 in two days, and I've been gaming for about that long. Even in all that time, even among the actual children that brag how often they've fucked my mom, the adults that grief out of boredom, the nerds that can't keep quiet, the elitists that taunt you because they know they're better... even after the thousands upon thousands of personalities I've come across in all my years of gaming, Mr. X could very easily win in my all time top 3 shittiest people I've ever played with. I request that the owners and admins of both major servers - NUBS and EPIC - make a stand against this kind of behavior and attitude. If there is an interest in moving forward with the development of this game, there needs to be a line drawn on how completely toxic someone is able to be before being forcibly removed. In my humble opinion, Mr. X crossed that line a long time ago. Let's remove him forever so we can get on with having fun with the game. Thank you for your consideration.