I'll let you in on a little secret.
The players who have been banned in the past did not leave the server. They all ban evaded, and remained hidden. It's not difficult to hide when you're online. It's not difficult to hide those whom you wish remain hidden. Today, they're all actually gone.
All of the good roleplayers have been banned. Yes - all of them. The server shifted format from a free-spirited, engaging, wish-to-improve attitude into one which seems more fitting a mirroring of IRL society: "everyone is included, no matter what. Fun is what matters most, not tryharding or improving".
Why is this such a bad thing, you ask? Are we not here to be entertained? Yes, we are. Though the majority of the community did not comprehend that typing one's heart out was the fun part for most oldfags whom were banned. Instead, the majority of the community saw it as "they just want to be a nusiance and ruin our roleplay".
Most of you are so new to the server that you won't understand who I am speaking of. It's not the recently banned people. It's the old people; the orcs and the undead main-players.
As for your request? We will not accept it. All of the good roleplayers who were banned are long gone. We do not want to come back. The server is ruined beyond repair, as informed to us by one or two gemstone-roleplayers, who were part of the oldfag-group, who are still on the server (not yet banned).
The old format/attitude towards roleplay will never come back, therefore the oldfags won't come back. People roleplay their characters as if actions have no consequences. That, paired with "I'm just going to ignore/void you", is abysmal for the old crowd. Not to mention the excessive proclivity towards ERP/romance. Combat seems to be out of the question, unless kept to private RP.
Hint: oldfags want rivalry, combat, tension, psychological battles, and so on, in the public phases. That is why mainphase was so loved by the old crowd - no moderator to ban you from the phase for typing as you wished, however you wished, when you wished.
This idea will never happen. Even if it does happen, then the old crowd will not come back. Our style of roleplay is simply not accepted anymore by the community standards (and the reverse is just as true).
As I said, it is not a request for anyone in particular, and I strongly doubt that you speak for all the "oldfags." I've been here since 2015, so I saw main phase. I saw Neuro and his gang of metagaming, gmodding grimdark scum. If that's what you want, then by all means, make sure the door doesn't hit you on your way out. But do not presume to speak for others, or to "deny" this request as though it was made for you. It was made to address the worries of many individuals on the server who are worried about population. It is for Dr3ad or Goudy to accept or deny, not you. Now let's say you were unbanned, because presumably you were. Then it would be your choice to return or not, not to accept or deny my request to the moderators.
And finally, I strongly doubt your point that many old RPers were banned because of what they chose to RP. Many of the things that you seek can be brought together in a phase. I think faction war phases represent these aspects clearly and concisely, and with proper administration, they can really shine. So again, "the community not wanting to RP it" isn't an excuse if there's a large portion of the community ready to RP it in a phase, and if it's what everyone wants anyway. You're not going to be banned for RPing in a certain way in your own phase.