Well i don't think thats easy to optimize everything and get BIS gears (which is needed for pvp fights if you want to be competitive in mid- long term), astels, stats etc..based on RNG , we talk about all astels stars7 (and more) with legendary jewels, +6, all perfect stats on weapon armors and accessories with good numbers and 9% etc.. i don't think hardcore players left this game because of that.because most even hardcore players havent even that stuff. And its true tho that joining a big guild is boring in Avalon as you win easily obviously but fast boring, thats why most people follow like sheeps and join biggest pvp guilds in any mmorpg same happen for pvp sadly. But your statement is about NA server which is a dead server too, cant compare to any EU servers .IMO the reason that so many players quit games presently is due to how easy it is to achieve almost everything. I personally LOATHE RNG based enhancing, but this game has it far less than BDO - and it's not P2W based enhancing, so the publishers have got it basically balanced with risk vs reward. I do wish that you couldn't get to max level in 24 hours and that it would take many months to get through the content. Please release content slowly but continuously for best effect of retaining current players and attracting new ones. Do not listen to the ramblings of the 'self entitled' players demanding everything be easy, they are going to jump ship anyways as soon as the next new game releases, BECAUSE everything was far too quickly obtained and now they're bored.
I agree that fixes, balances, and this most of all - stabilization of the server needs to happen asap. Getting kicked out in the middle of a T2 dungeon after ticket buffing, then unable to relog in time and losing 8 tickets several times makes one feel resentful towards the game's management and more likely to end up with the player quitting the game.
Also Arisonu's statement that most of the active players are in Sovereign might be right, but that's not their fault. The guilds that were winning Avalon continuously have all left the game because they grew bored with winning. Sov stepped up and remains a social place where people gather and have a good time helping each other in all aspects of the game. Some PvP centric players have left Sov because they know they can find PVP if they end up in a different faction. They are helping make Avalon more fun, it's a win for everyone
Very much looking forward to the 12 man raid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!