Marketing studies are hugely expensive! And this is free (though it obviously reflects only my individual opinion, there's probably a good chance that quite a few players feel the same way but say nothing) I don't play so often and for so long as before anymore because of my polystyle. I know tons of people love to play PS2 no matter what is going on in the map, for them, it's about having a nice fight in a nice base, not about winning the fight and keeping the base. To me, that's absolutely fine, however it's not how I play, I play to win, I play to defend and fight for my faction and I play and make even a lot of effort to contribute so as to maybe help my faction start an alert and win it, or prevent someone else from winning the alert. I like to think that that is how PS2 was actually "supposed" to be played, though even though I think it's true, I realise it's kind of arrogant to make such a claim. Still, it's what I believe. Otherwise why have all these objectives in the first place? Anyway, I love PS2 when I can do this, I ******* HATE IT when I can't, and lately, it's been impossible. What I mean is when your faction has 25% underpop, that the map is the colour of another faction who has 50% or more and when every single base you go to is one a one sided fight and it is clear that there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. This is why the distinction I made earlier is important, those players just looking for a good fight couldn't care less about this, even though I suspect it would be more difficult for them to find a good fight in these conditions, but for players like me, it's literally game breaking. You can fight and defend against all odds like a brave hero, get farmed over and over again and tell yourself that losing is how you learn, but after a while, it gets really old really fast. So if you're not swapping factions (like me) the only thing left to do is just give up and do something else. And this is what I do, and the point of this post is basically to say "hey, I love this game but I can't play it in these conditions". It's not a goodbye post, because I keep coming back to PS2, but at the end of the day, I play less and less, and less often. So if during brainstorming the DB team is looking at the numbers and asking themselves why they are dropping, I'm not saying this is why, but I am saying that this might explain some of it.