So i was thinking about the long term viability of SOTA, specifically how small the active population is as of now and i know that the devs are happy with the smaller pop at the moment while they design, tweake , create, whatever.... one of the main parts of this game are housing, pots etc. After EP1 or around EP1, whats going to attract NEW players to SOTA? My thoughts are people who have been here a while are going to be like SUPER BEINGS, and in addition to that all the prime housing locations are already taken. Specifically the NPC town ones. So as a new player why would i want to play SOTA? Would it be enticing to play a game where theres a core group that not only has the knowledge of everything from DAY 1 but have already spent potentially a year or longer leveling with no wipes? There are no player caps either so there isnt really a light at the end of the tunnel in terms of after a few months ill be on equal footing atleast skill training wise. Regardless of if your a PvPer/PvE'r/Rper etc why would you want to start anew in SOTA? Basically play a game with a core group youll never catch(unless they quit playing) and most if not all of the land for housing taken unless you want to be in a Player owned town. Im assuming that the game becomes super fun, and has great mechanics etc. Am i missing something? Before everyone goes on a tangent saying thats what we earned as early backers! Please keep in mind that without ALOT more players the long time viability of SOTA is null. I mean unless Portalarium is wanting to be a company dependent on donations and store bought items they would have to shut SOTA down to try out another project. Would be very difficult to sustain with current population long term i think. Look im not saying the sky is falling but business is business and unless your just in it for the fun of it and they might be they are going to need a significant boost in active player population. I am not a game dev expert, but how long will sota be sustainable on such a small number of active backers. Unless some of them are infusing thousands and thousands of dollars into the game every month. Cant wait to see everyones creative ideas on attracting new players, maybe there is something simple im just missing!