I'm looking at game tracker, and there has definitely been a decline in the average number of players over the past month. Every day this week we've been running almost 0 population until 5pm EDT or so. This is really starting to make me wonder what is wrong. 1. Server stability: When the server crashes once, most people come back, but when it's repeated over and over they say F it. the server crashed 3 times on Monday night in the span of about 3 hours. I heard more people talking about crashes on Tuesday and Wednesday night, though I can't confirm it. This could be leading to a severe lack of faith in this server amongst regulars. 2. Maps: we tried working on this last night, though we didn't get anything done. Ck says he has decided to deep six half the maps, though I/we have no clue which maps these are. If we get rid of half of the maps, what are we gonna replace them with? Like i said in my "srsly" topic, we need some maps with variety of play style. Viva brought this up last night, using another method, but once again, I think we need maps that encourage teamwork, not hide and seek. Put some escape maps in too. People regularly request Jurassic Park and other escape maps. We're losing out on competition with other servers if we don't offer a variety of maps. Those are the only 2 things I can think of. Maybe admin abuse...but i don't think that's been such a huge problem lately.