I hear a lot of negative talk about how the population is dwindling, and IPY is on the verge of collapse or what not. Being a newer player myself, I can't really say for sure if this is true or not, but one thing I'd like all of you to consider is this:
If you really want the server to succeed and the community to flourish, why don't you all pitch in and help to build a better community, and recruit newer players? I have met a few very helpful people on the server so far like Tilly, Kati, Dubar, Rogen and a few others. But for the most part all I see are people acting selfishly, complaining about the state of things, but doing nothing to make things better.
What have you guys done this week to foster the community? I helped some guys farm scrolls, helped fight some PKs, wrote a guide to help new players farm, donated some gear to a new player, and released a review on reddit to help spread the word. What did the rest of you do? Killed some helpless newbs in despise or shame level 1? Complained about paladins, reds or golden lands? The community is only going to be as good as the players that make it up. So maybe, the server population wouldn't be sitting at 350, if more people were being constructive and fewer people were sitting around comlpaining about <insert fotm complaint here>. As the server is, the game is fun, it's playable, there's good pvp. Sure it's tough love for reds, but even reds are very playable at this time. I run into them on a daily basis and they always seem to find me when I have a bag full of 10k gold and just got DPed by a silver serpent at 30% health, but I've got no complaints about it.