We already covered the solution. I remember fluttershypony in particular but if I miss anyone else I apologize. We all know and agree that the first few months of a server are what make it fun. PROS: Fresh start for fairness New friends Opportunity to change races without being behind All items are more likely to have been made by people still playing Playing and using all the range of maps CONS: Eventual merging with a longer standing server mitigates any advantages you worked to earn THE SOLUTION: What we discussed previously about other game types having "seasons" for their games. We could have a server that never merges and never lasts longer than 4 months. This would allow there to be 3 seasons per year. Every 4th month would take all existing characters and wipe everything except character names and their levels to 1. No items or anything would remain. All cc purchased in previous season is refunded at 1/4th for the new season. Some other ideas too. Rewards etc.