Please, post the reason you lurk if you do, and if not you might as well say why. This is input for what turns people off from consistently playing empires like you used to. For me, I find the infantry combat rather dull. What would really get me hooked would be the 16x sized gameplay where coordination is really going to be required. *prays for the episode 2 code to be pure awsome for the mod* If a server is on the map escort or any other such infantry based maps, count me out till the infantry fights are fun for more than a few rounds. What keeps me playing games every now and than still when I have free time is the epicness of two armys buildups, and the actual participation of some of the amazing sieges and tank battles that rage over the maps you'd see in an RTS. This is hugely becuase of Duststorm, the best open warfare map. Unlike other maps, there isn't two fronts, just open field which makes the conflicts much more RTS like and fluid. Emp_Island, I hate and love. It really frustrates gameplay, and makes a bad commander, an even worse commander, but fun all the same. Emp_Money, whats not to love ^_^. I felt I needed to contribute my 2.0 overall thoughts, as I havn't been participating in as much Empires as I want to. We all know this mod is gold.