So, I was thinking about this very thing the other day. You see, I started on this game in late 07 or early 08 (I don't really remember). I quit last year. In the decade or so of playing, I was a grunt in AAs, I jumped in on the ground floor of an AA and helped build it into something, I was government in AAs, I made friends and pissed people off. Mostly the thing that was appealing about this game was the sense of community.
I started over last week. I picked a new name and started a new nation.
I missed the community (I stumbled across a couple of former players posting about other games on Youtube, which made me nostalgic, hence here I am).
So, the question for me would be, how do we re-establish the communities we once had?
Let's face it, as a game, it sucks. Long building cycles, with weak mechanics, blown away in days (or hours), when somebody punches down. As a community, it was always so much fun. Even the trolls on this forum (I am not using the word as a pejorative) helped with the communal aspect. Where is that now? I see the people who were major players the last time I was a noob player, and many of them are the only active people here. The other active people here seem to be trolls (this time pejorative), who seek not to force communication, explanation, and transparency, but rather to push people out. ****, now I'm rantting...sorry.