Hi, I'm Candy some of y'all might know me from factions map 1 up until recent. I used to play this like crazy and I can't be the only one since it was pretty much full everyday. Almost everyone that played definetly still has a thought of what it was and what it could have continued being and people most definetly would play agian if it wasn't dead. The faction server currently is averagely around 1-5 players and max 100 first month of the map reset. I think we can all tell that is really bad in terms of players and I'm gonna list a bunch of reasons below why ( from my point of view ). 1. Firstly a big reason why a lot of people stopped playing is because the minimum payouts that are being sent because the server is low population. My suggestion for this is offer a bigger payout for one map and from there just spread the rumour and watch as players come and people buy ranks etc. The server has a bunch of people on atleast first month of the reset until they get raided/get bored of lack of pvp. I would agree with anyone that tell me the server does good on map reset because it truly does, and this is another problem caused by lack of players and time to play as it offers nothing. 2. Another huge reason why people stopped playing is the playout now. Let me explain. Back then when the servers were flooded, people would have to grind so much to get going for pvp. Now getting ready to fight is just grinding for an hour+ for a bunch of custom enchants which completly ruin the skill based part of the game. My suggestion for this is to completly remove everything that you tried to to do modernize the server, as in custom enchants, mcmmo plugin and just the newer feel plugins such as /shop command, trench pickaxe, purchasable crate etc. (another thing I'm going to include here is bring stuff back for nostalgia, for example top of nether, old spawn etc.) Another thing I'd like to mention here is make everything harder to get and accomplish such as removing genbuckets and schematica. 3. Now, about the warzone. Even though the koth's take part into the "modernizing" of the server, I think they are a decent idea but should be reduced. Here is what I mean by that. Right now the koth's are daily which I think is too much. What I recommend with the koth's is to make them more rewarding for winning one and harder to get (increase time maybe to 10 minutes.). By making them more rewarding you should also make them either weekly or monthly. Another thing about warzones is the outposts, I feel like they destroy the currency of the game and are quite a bad idea because all people do is get outposts and then go spawn and if they get a message in chat about the outpost, they go there fight them and the cycle continues. I feel like outposts should be removed or modified and what you should focus on with the warzone, is the actual fights IN the warzone, the same it was before, when people stood at warzone and all the stacked factions were camping on top waiting for somebody to drop down. 4. In my opinion another big thing about the currency system is the spawners. They are obviously a great idea, spawners and farms, but I think it should be harder to get the spawners in order for the currency system to slow down. Another thing that is definetly a must do is doing an unban for every player, this alone would increase popularity of the server. Also more rewards just be recieved not for just events scattered around. What I mean by this is the top kills leaderboard. Sure it is an achievement but it should have some sort of rewards maybe money or geart at certain kill marks for example 1000 gets a prize and so on. 5. The staff team. I feel like the staff team for this server is inactive, and I can't be the only one. If any of these ideas would get taken into consideration, a stricter staff team would be better and what I mean by that is inactivity to take away your staff accesses faster because people who sign up for staff should assume this automatically. 6. Mostly what I've mentioned with this thread is the server is currently dead and you can't disagree with that and I think this would be a great idea in order to revive it. Another thing I did not mention was the fact that this server should be advertised more possibly on social media biggest probably being youtube and how you could advertise just your server is playing more on it therefore a lot of youtube fans that don't play the actual server would join. This is everything I've had to say and I hope not only staff, but players take a minute of their time to read this and I hope atleast partially would take part in the next reset of the map. This is just my opinion I know a lot of people might not agree with me especially with bringing back the old original vibe of the server.