I don't know if I would call canta dead or just the server in general... I would probably go with number 2... Unfortunately the problem is the weak vs strong... And vice versa... Its the same on both factions... you get 1 or 2 ubers that kill people the people log.... especially now with this attack power glitch I am killing people without really problems of being close to death or dieing... I would call this "server" dead and hense the reason why you see the lack of people in canta.. I've seen only a few canta pvp events from the GS/GM's which made canta alive...but this seldom ever happeneds... I know I dont even like to go to canta anymore because when i show up and kill everybody logs and it dies again...
i agree to some point, but dont forget canta was verymuch alive few months back.
Main canta problem (player side) was/is ppl who wanted to be unkillable and ironicly thats what happned, now you can be there for hours and no1 will be there to kill you.
unfortunatly it got to the point where ppl with decent gears become nub-on-sight killers and canta looked like
kill 1 hit-nubs/ kite/kill regualr nubs/etain/ try to kill some1 / kite/ kill nubs on spawn / arcane if you got hit or UT/ repeat in a loop
i find it hard to understand how some fail to realise that in pvp both sides have to ''give kills'' to other faction in order to actualy have pvp, atleast in low-lvl pvp where you dont farm or protect grind spot.
for now i havent met anyone that optimistic to go out and get killed on site for more then 10-15 times in a row, and when close to killing some of them they UT or arcane or just run and wait for rest to kill you so they keep nice KDR. imo thats why canta is now literally frozen wasteland
stuff like Xmas lapis perfect lapisias sure helped to get to this point but are not main reason pvp is like this
rest of ''canta'' problems are phx (and shaiya) problems in general,
no support for anything, no events and killing basic concept phx was about,
unless they ment power to item mall grinders