Before I begin, click this link. http://www.therebelscum.net/world-p...&zoom=5&daterange=1376107200000,1446872400000 Once the world pop tracker loads up, click all worlds (combined) and then all for zoom. It's pretty eye opening, isn't it? On 8/10/2013 at 12:00 am, we had 8,873 players playing on all servers. As of today at 12:00 am, we only had 3,049 players on all servers. Planetside 2 has effectively lost a major portion of its players over the past 2 years. And remember, this game released on 11/20/2012. Therefore, the players lost from 11/20/2012 to 11/7/2015 is greater than the stats shown. Now, what does this mean? Three things. First, the game today is different from the game three years ago. After all, many of us old players left the game in disgust as we saw the game we love destroyed by the new changes. On the NC side (Emerald) alone, names such as MadHatta, ToshMi, BulletMit, GoatSack, DVSDelrith, and Kiane do not hold any weight as a new generation of zergfit leaders take their place (More on zergs later). Second, the game does not interest a great number of people anymore. With the lattice system in place, there is a lack of diversification in tactics as the only true way to take a base is to zerg. Any other tactic that does not use a zerg is now obsolete, making a lot of players leave the game. Third, the game is not very fun anymore. Including the whole spiel about zergs from point two, the game itself has not been innovative. Over the past three years, the only major additions to the game are two vehicles, Hossin, the alert system, the lattice system and the victory points. Due to the lack of content, the game degrades itself to a massive team deathmatch when it was a previously an enjoyable strategic video game. With all this information presented, the situation of the game is rather bleak. I am not saying it is not bleak. After all, with the current trend, it won't be surprising if Planetside 2 shuts down by the 4th anniversary. However, I am optimistic about the game. With the departure of two developers who shall not be named, the game has an extremely small glimmer of hope. However, Daybreak Games must be decisive if it wants Planetside 2 to continue. There are no set ways to keep Planetside 2 alive; the developers are not omniscient. They do not know which path is the correct path. Thankfully, that is why the forums are created. With the forums, the developers have a powerful tool as they can read the players' posts and determine what would be best for both the game and the players. Therefore, I will add my own suggestion or two. Pander to the old players. Give us a reason to come back. The changes that the developers have added caused a major decrease in numbers as we did not approve of the way the game was going. For example, the lattice system was one of them. We HATED the lattice system as it basically streamlined the game and led to the rise of the zergfits. If there was a major alteration or even the complete removal of the lattice system, then I can assure you that there would be a mass surge of players. INNOVATION! This is a big one. As I mentioned before, the game has not added a great deal of things in terms of gameplay. If there was an increase of content, then you would see an influx of players. However, I do not mean weapons in terms of content. I am talking about continents and vehicles. I know that it would be completely unrealistic for an immediate addition of content by tomorrow. However, if there was an increase of quality content over the course of 2016, then many people would stay indefinitely. As a final note, I know that I am focusing on the old players; I am a player who has played since release. However, from the way I can see it, there are a lot more old players than new players (remember that statistic from the beginning?). Therefore, if you, the developers, can entice us old players back, then the game would be fun for everyone as the new players can learn from the old players and the old players see that Planetside 2 is becoming more like the game they loved so dearly three years ago. Therefore, I hope that you, the developers, can see this and truly take these thoughts of mine into consideration. Thank you. P.S. As for you players, voice your thoughts. I won't mind constructive thoughts or suggestions. As long as there is no trolling. Finally, thanks for reading this long rant of mine!