Is this game shutting down?
Does it look like its in its final stages?
If not, what is Team Aeria doing to ensure that a vast majority of the remaining players do not quit?
Do other players think this game is shutting down?
Is it worth starting to buy AP to spend on this game or should someone buy AP to spend on others? (Aura Kingdom, Shaiya Phx, Scarlet Blade)
This game will at some point shut down that's inevitable I think we will merge into european servers before that happens so it's not likely to happen anytime soon. A lot will depend on when Shaiya 2 is released but I would expect this gme to be here for the next couple of years
I definitely think the game is dying the Teos I remember ep6 had more active players then merged does now, Canta has been destroyed 15 is active so is 80 Goddess is pretty much a dead duck as it stands so only 2 out of 4 zones has anyone in it. Just take a walk round AH its deserted half the time
IF you enjoy the game it is worth buying AP, despite what any hippies try to tell you in this game you need to spend a little to be competitive and enjoy the PvP which is the reason you play a game like this
If you like questing farming etc a game like Tera would be a far better choice
As for the other Games Phoenix I believe is very quiet, Scarlet blade was brutally and universally panned as one of the worst MMORPG's of recent years I personally wouldn't play it let alone pay for it, I participated in the closed and open Beta and personally thought it was terrible. I can't talk for the other game as I know nothing about it.
Bottom line if you like playing Shaiya faults and all and want to spend a little to help you on your way do so, but understand you are not really buying anything but the entertainment value it's self.