Right now on the server I feel the rules are primarily focused on a low-age demographic. This leads to issues for people outside of this group, nor is it not good for the server. I feel as if I have to talk certain ways to not get punished. It feels unnatural and fake to me. Today a player was perma-banned for quoting a meme containing the word "N****". A permaban for this? Not a warning, or a tempmute? Or at an extreme even a mute or tempban? I feel issues should be resolved by staff talking to players instead of heading to disciplinary action. How could a "Hey, our rules don't allow that, please refrain from using it in public chat. any questions?" not work in this situation? If they are a reasonable person they will understand. If they are permabanned, it is likely they will never return. If i was banned on a new-to-me server, I would go and find a new one, ALL new servers are the same. You need the player to experience our server, you need to make them care about it, to WANT to play on it and stay, a new player will almost never return after being permabanned. I want to help the server grow back to what it was at its prime, it is not hard. The rules should be changed to represent the average player on the server. This, to me, appears to be teenagers and older. There people curse, name call, cause drama, and what's better than an obscene joke? Please. Market the server towards those who make sense to. Young people don't play the same as others, they come and go. I feel you should work on the 14+ demographic, they are more likely to stay on the server, invite friends/coworkers onto it, build better things, play smarter, better contribute to chat. Jflory, Justin. My friend I have been on this server for over 3 years. You are 19 or 20 I believe, why would you not want to have the server reflect what you feel and like, instead of that of a demographic not really here. Why would you not want to be able to talk on your server as if you would to your buddies? I believe the server would be greatly improved by editing rules/ being more lax on (unimportant) rules; so it is more adjusted for those who play. When I first joined, the server was great! People would talk freely in chat, have fun, swear, even say mean things, but that is what our world is, we should not censor it here in the server we should celebrate it and act how we do normally. People who have to worry about what they say (at risk of mute, or more likely, ban) are not as happy as they should be. Look at 2 countries for example, the USSR and the US. Who's citizens are happier? The one where they have to filter/censor them selves in public or speak freely? Look, i'm not trying to compare the server to the USSR is respect to how it is run, just the fact that in both cases the people are burdened by suppressing what they want to say. Run this place in the respect, Respect the players first. No one is superior or inferior here, we are all people with their own lives playing the same game. Focus less on punishing people for being who they are, saying weird and wacky stuff, yelling once in awhile, getting overexcited. Just let it flow, i miss seeing real emotions here. The player I spoke of up there, permabanned for saying "N****". It was a quote from a meme, many people see these, use these words, enjoy the joke. He did no different than I would to a group of friends, or to the server if i could. I enjoy sharing and joking around like this. Sorry for the sloppy, strung out post, but I stand by everything I said 100%. I felt the need to tell you, not just as a player-of-server to owner-of-server, but as a person to person. I want to help, and I feel these changes could do great change for the server, making it much more enjoyable and holding more players. I encourage anyone to comment on this or express their opinion, staff and players, my friends. Let's work together and try to help the server we all know and love. It is no secret the server has declined in popularity and fun. I will do my best to reply to anyone who wishes to discuss this with me. Sincerely, Dextile.