Hmm let me see Rhaegar....
Myself (when I finish recovering), Freya, Nalfein (when he finishes recovering), Hades (when he also finishes recovering, Poet, Chade, Totty, Rhynox, Logg, Irk, Xar, Ahith, Morg all who are active would more than lilkely I would think quit the game. And why would characters like Goul, Budwise, milehigh among multiple others even consider playing Genesis again? You just deleted a character that most of the above mentioned people have put 6-7+ years some of them more than 10 years into. What nostalgia of the game at all would be left. The nostalgia that I think makes genesis unique. None of the old players would have any will to play anymore. Every single person that is a myth even if they have scripted the hell out of the game, has put in a large large time commitment. I do not think Irk and Ahith are deserving of the myth title, or Morg for the amount they scripted HOWEVER Irk and Ahith have both been around longer than any of my characters have been.
Every person has been through what all people who are smaller levels went through. Unfortunately in Genesis that gap has increasingly grown making the game very opposite of newbie friendly because the people who were good at the game and loved playing it, stayed with it and now are at a result of 8+ years of work. Others have not put that time commitment into it.
Deleting people for reaching a certain size in my opinion would mean the death of the game. As someone (maybe rhynox?) pointed out in a recent thread. Genesis will not truly die until the veterans leave. It will be at that point where the game will not be able to function anymore or people will not come to it and be able to get enjoyment out of it.
Call my cynical but that's my thoughts on that comment.
As to Windemere's statement about events giving general experience. As far as my knowledge serves me and noticing brute changes after receiving event rewards. Events are rewarded with Quest experience not General experience. I spent a huge amount of time on many of those events. 8-9 hour days of strictly doing events. I spent an even longer amount of time finishing all the quests that the orbs had to offer. So yes when I see that their is a cap now on it, and do not know at what point it is set, but knowing that I have more quest experience than what a player can currently get now, it bothers me a bit, and I am a young player.
Old characters in Genesis have received little if next to nothing over the years for their dedication to the game. I don't see why we suddenly cap their great brutes, for being around back when Old Emerald was still open, or some of the quests in Middle Earth that were closed were around. Its almost as if we are giving a big F*** you to them.. at least that's how I would feel if I played. Many of the oldies other than a select few (Xar amongst others) have no advantage over the rest of the population except their great quest experience. Yes I am envious of their quest xp but they were around before me. In my opinion they_deserve_to have it. Many of the ones who have overly high quest experience from the old days aren't even that big (like I said there are exceptions like Mumon and Xar.)
P.S. Who would have ever thought I stick up to xar for something ^^ (nudges rhynox