Having retired EQ in kunark; and now playing it; it's interesting to see some of the important elements that lower pop. For now I'll just mention the spell rune drop in OOW. What is it, 1%? You have to get the named to spawn and most of the time he doesn't have a rune. So after two weeks of not getting your spells and having killed 1,000 mobs; people resort to boxing. A server of boxes is a server in decline. I'd leave this as /feedback but didn't see that option. Not interested in a discussion.