To me its a pretty simple formula. Simple to write but in this current state damn near impossible to execute. My man Rampage said it best before he peaced out of here. Give people a reason to get in game and they will get in game. Its really that simple. This game has been busted as fuck for its entire life, nothing has changed in that aspect but if people have a reason to get online, a reason to want to RP they will, its that simple. Hell this game has been even more busted than it currently is in the past and people have gotten in game ignoring all the bugs just because they knew they were going to have a good time. That concept is lost. So what I can say is Ive compiled a small list of neatly organized things I see needing to be changed.
Dont be scared to be original: Whether this be your character, group, etc dont be scared to change the game. Some people may say your edgy or youre too soft but you know what? Fuck them. This is a video game and a community based on user creativity so be fucking creative. This copy paste bullshit that I see in group pages and this broad spectrum "my character is a bad guy" is not only boring but gives no one a drive to interact with you. Be creative. Do something new.
Stop placing memes over RP: Ive done it. Ive memed on the servers. Shit weve all done it. It needs to stop. In no way shape or form should your memes and plethora of overused inside jokes take over your RP. This "fight for relevancy" is ridiculous. Become relevant for being a great rper not for having the dankest meme of the month.
Accept and learn from criticism: Take it. Reflect on it. Better yourself. Criticism is there so that people can in hopes have you learn from an experience. Dont treat criticism as a personal attack. Im not taking your Crayons Im trying to make you a better artist. If you feel the need to cry about good criticism well Im sorry but grow the fuck up. To the people that are criticizing, be constructive. Dont come off as flaming or just being an overall cunt and people will take your opinions more seriously.
Welcome new players: Theres not many of them anymore. Stop being fucking assholes and throwing around whitename like its some disease you have to avoid. Take them in, teach them to better themselves in this community, watch them flourish. Its that simple.
Stop the endless reports: This honest to god cracks me up. If you report people because youre upset something didnt go your way guess what? This is a game with other real life people that dont know who the fuck you are or what you have planned and they are reacting to it as they see fit. Stop reporting people because of a small rule break that could otherwise be talked over through PM or TS. Also stop this senseless flaming and back and forth in reports. It doesnt make you look better. Post your POVs and get the fuck out unless staff needs something else from you.
Phew. Thats all. To close this I have donated time, money, and many other resources to this community I cant get back now. I have met fantastic people along the way and it would be a shame to see this get worse or continue on its current track but unfortunately... Weve seen the rate this game changes. Stop blaming the game and start making differences in game for everyone to experience. If you read this all I appreciate it but Ill leave this as well.
TL;DR: Be creative, save your memes and inside jokes for the forums, take criticism like an adult not a 9 year old, welcome the new people, stop being a dickhead in reports.