I'm a veteran player and stopped playing for several months to a year or more now. I've transitioned back to Runescape and play Maplestory 2 casually now. I stopped playing this game due to the inactivity of many players which kind of drove me away, As well as, the continuous grinding I got tired of. I believe I was around when news broke out about how Taiwan was getting +30 weapons/armor. lol
I occasionally still check out this forum or website front page to see what is going on out of curiosity but haven't logged in the game client for a while now.
I noticed a thread below showing there is a "revitalizing patch". I did a quick glance through it and it didn't really seem all that appealing. It may be nice for people who are still playing but it isn't going to attract new players. Dead games have a hard time attracting back players or new players if the game doesn't get a serious re-work.
Overall, the MMOPC gaming industry is dead. The only MMO style game that made a come back is Maplestory 2 because it is a name everyone is familiar with and with how active the community management is with that game including giving users events with a lot of freebies while focusing on the players and providing content. Many people have shifted to mobile gaming like Dissidia Opera Omnia and Fire Emblem Heroes and I am assuming X-Legends is shifting their company into the direction of the mobile area since their latest mobile game in Taiwan is Astral Crown which seems to look like Aura Kingdom (or mainly X-Legends style of animation).
So, what are you playing now?