The reason that so many players aren't active might have to do with there being too many alliances, with most alliances having little or no real leadership. A lot more of the players would be active and engaged if they saw that their alliance (no matter which alliance it was) had a chance at winning.
Bit of advise, no one is playing cause this game is old. Looking at this and not much of anything has changed from what i see. You would need a facelift on the website and the gameplay would need to be more interactive to keep people playing. Wouldn't take alot, just some time. No one is gonna come play a game where they have to think if there isn't some visual gratification. I played for awhile, and reconise alot of these names here now. I can tell you i wouldn't wanna play this game for long with how it is now, too tedious, no visual apeal, no where to go. Do not want to disrespect the effort that went into this game, but honestly it is like a old man trying to pick up chicks at a club. Yes it will happen every once and awhile but without work in the long run it will not get much of anything.
hey lysono there is another tab in forums look for it its called bitching theres alot of the same things u said there we are trying to make the game fun with what we got and then mabe we can start to change more so eather help or cloes ur bs spiter
Thats not neccesarily true Enigma. A while back when I first started there were upwards of 500 alliances and loads of more users. Granted the structures were a little different in that they were twenty person alliances that were free to make but still the reason for inactivity isn't that theres too many alliances. Half the alliances back then were dead and people killed people for their alliances and such and allowed for their to be a few elite alliances. I still like 20 for a good number of users. If you want people to be trained and to keep your vets you need room for recruitment and noobs which can take up a bit of space