As much as I want to move on.. I miss Empires. Not what it has become but what it was. Over the years it has been moving in the wrong direction and for some reason most are just so involved with catering to a few over what's best for the game. To a certain extent I understand developers not wanting to go against what some people want. They cry if they don't get their way. But at some point enough is enough. So many decent and dedicated players have been lost over changes that should have never been made. While other changes / fixes get ignored. Not blaming current developers or any past developers as they all work hard and have had lots of good and bad additions to the game. But if changes result in reduction in players maybe remove the changes. The people who ask for the changes for the most part only represent a small amount of players. Majority of empires players do not visit the forums. A small minority make decisions and it is why empires is in the state it is in. Scripts... are horrible. Spartacus had some of the best improvements and was working on some amazing ideas. They was not perfect but what he was working on was going to be amazing. Yet a few didn't want to give time to work out balance so a few people cried until scripts was taken from him and now it seems like scripts are done by someone who has no idea what he is doing and has pretty much ruined game play. Turbo jeeps... they was fun. But since a few people had issues they was removed. Restrict on maps... This shouldn't be a thing.. Restricting engineer abilities on maps is just retarded. If a mapper has to restrict a "core" Game mechanism as class abilities then they shouldn't be making maps. Sudden death.. should not exist. Putting the game into a state where people are not able to play is such a bad idea it shouldn't have to even be said that it is horrible and should not exist. But since a minority of players feel the game should cater to them and should not have to play maps they do not like. The majority had to be punished. Map votes and rtv show what majority want and shouldn't be infringed on. Removing maps from rotation.. Should only happen if maps are broken. Removing maps just because a minority do not like them is another way that majority of players have been ostracized. Including admins changing maps that win map votes. Bans...in game and forums. Rules should apply to everyone equally. So many times as long as you was brown nosing the right people you basically get away with what ever you want to do. While others get punishment for doing the same things. Exploiting...As above as long as your brown nosing the right people it's ok. While others get bans. On that subject if it's a map issue then it's not a players fault. It's people making broken maps that should be made to fix the map. Most major games do not punish players. Destiny / The Divishion being a good examples. It's not the players fault mappers are lazy and don't fix broken maps. Most of them being simple fixed as adding clip / push brushes. American servers. I think it was really shitty that a certain server owner did what they could to kill off the other American servers just to shut there's down as soon as the others was gone.. Empires needs a US server as most Americans will not play a game where they get raped by ping. Suggestion to developers -- create a survey asking what people like / dislike, what makes you want / not want to play empires, what needs to change, and what would bring you back to empires. Post links in forums, game client, steam page, moddb, and any other empires related sites. Focus on what majority want.