Has anything happened in that time? I've looked at updates and news pages a few times and it looks like the game is treading water. GU13 seeks like a token patch. In fact more and more patches seem to include the words "*only interesting feature* removed/pushed back". Optimistic view: maybe they're working on something bigger. Pessimistic view: this game has already been as big as it's going to get. When you try to get someone into a game, the year it came out matters. I've been playing SWTOR lately, amazing game, more co-op/epic single player than pvp fest, but I could easily not have bothered and missed one of the best gaming experiences of my life. PS2 needs lore, needs story; and yes, needs some level of NPCs. It's fine if you don't agree with me. 6 months ago, I wouldn't have.