theres alot of people afk fishing, check serpents hold and minoc, jhelom and many more places. What you dont seem to understand is the mere fact that you can do it shows the server promotes a warped playstyle, which turns normal people off, sexually.
Yes, that 1k gold per day is really killing the playerbase.
i think people do quit the server because of this afk fishing, and go back to more friendly servers that dont promote grinding gold in this manner, alot of people have mentioned that they dont like it, and im sure since your join date is feb 2011 youve probably been making a ton of gold in this manner. people continuously fishing directly into their banks is disgusting, people want to see more dungeon action and less "i fish and zerg thats all i do"