photo before merging server!!
our money may be messed up but he lost a serious player.
discord my friends completely left the game.
If it was withdrawn to its first price, then this game would have had a huge increase. because knight wanted to come from online and they won't be coming right now.
now you play with old players. new Turkish players will not come and do not promote youtube etc.
We dont have official numbers for web based version but i would say 50% ore more of old players from launch left this game a while ago (check your friend list, most dont connect for 30days +) , avalon stats give an idea atm EU server display 810 players after the merge, waS 900+ before the merge...on aquarius
To conclude sure steam added players, but its now slowly decreasing, as the web based version numbers are decreasing too, and population is stagnant, new players are not enough and leave quite fast.
This is explained by a bad optimization, lots of bug/issues added at each update, not much content at end game, they are not keeping their promises etc
Yes the game isn't very popular and i find it expensive for what it give. Very little advertising. I was looking for a new game and only came here because a friend was already playing. When i tried to read information all i found was that it was stopped in Korea which sound bad.
About the pay model, i think its bad and too much an utopia. the price are very expensive for the little convenience we get. I mean its not affordable for normal players (50€for a loot ring, seriously?) while it would be considered cheap for a whale player.
Not to mention aint it quite p2w that some players can afk farm 24/24 while player that dont have 4500 zender (which is time gated) can not? you basicaly buy 4500 zenders....
It not about selling "only" cosmetic, its about making the shop content available to everybody through gold <=> diamond market so nobody is jealous.