for sure the number of active regular players has gone down significantly since ijji
anyone who doubts this- when was the last time the pvp channel was full? we used to have regularly full channels on weekends all the time, heck even the second pvp channel on saturday's had as much as we currently have on a mid-day/afternoon
aeria must know how many of those dozens of alt accounts were not transferred over from ijji
the fake swollen numbers that ijji boasted are gone
look at the cap shop, i dropped by just to try my luck at the new revolver(still haven't gotten it) and the place was dead, there were still spammers but the number of people in the cap shop has noticeably declinded as compared to several months ago
combined with all the gameguard/random errors, people who didnt bother transferring over, those who ragequitted due to lag frustrations - its got to have been a decline of at least several hundred regular players being conservative
its such a shame, most of the the new f2p shooters coming out have good enough graphics but seem to emulate the cod/battlefield style of gameplay as opposed to counter strike type style that ava represents
good thing cs go was released, so we have somewhere else to go..no pun intended
Omg that brings back memories when on almost every Saturday Public channel 2 was like near full with all competitive teams.
But yeah, even though on the Beginner channel 1-10 channel is full alot, none of these players seem to ever make it to the PVP channel. The either give up because of the hacks that they see or just have better games to play.
And by no means is AVA a trash game. It is an awesome game, and is definitely the best free MMOFPS out right now. Just the problem is the crap AC, bad community, meh servers, and slow amount of updates. Everyone in NA just gave up. EU is starting to give up as we speak.