Interesting thread. I think something indeed needs to be done. I'm amazed at the numbers of players who are dropping off even from 3-4 months ago. Most subservers are little more than ghost towns. So obviously there is serious player discontent. But at the same time, something about the game must be profitable as the game has not been shut down completely.
The main problem I see is that there are too many parties involved. There is Barunson, Aeria, the developers, and the players. Each one is vying for their own interests, and ultimately everyone will lose if Last Chaos continues on the same course.
I feel largly the voice of the players falls on deaf ears. The players know how to make the game better and how to continue to make it profitable and even increase profitability.
Many suggestions have been offered in this thread and in others, and yet, does anyone really hear or listen?