You are either overly confident or simply blinded by your own inability to understand that one day Poseidon SWRP will die for good. SWRP has been struggling to keep an active playerbase for nearly 1-2 years. Don't get me wrong there has been times where it has got a healthy, steady and stable player base but it never lasted long. CWRP starts to die so we switch to Imperial RP it goes good for the first week and dies down. Some months later we switch back to CWRP and like Imperial RP It was good for a few months. Then yet again history repeats itself. CWRP dies again so... we switch again... Look at it, look how it turned out yet again. Started off strong (weaker in terms to the other launches) and died down again.
If you blame it all on the fact that "THE SERVER DOESN'T SHOW UP WHEN I TRY TO JOIN!!!" you are simply glossing over the fact that it was dying well before this incident. No matter how hard anyone tries they most likely never get back to the days where server would reach max capacity. No matter how hard you try to fix the server it won't ever be the same. When I first joined the server I had this feeling that I could never describe again. Maybe time has withered my enjoyment but I have never felt the same feeling since the first change.
I don't want to hurt people but when the first switch happened we lost alot of what made Poseidon SWRP the players. We lost great players that simply made the server what it was. These people understood what needed to be done when events weren't being run. They understood that regiments and players needed a fix, they needing training and a sense of something other than boredom. Which they did well. I can't remember a day where I didn't enjoy myself. There was always something happening. Either an event by legendary event staff or a TDM, even regimental training was enjoyable.
I have said this time and time again but these new players don't have that. Most of them have the inability to make their own RP without staff members holding their hand. Why is this? I really don't know. Maybe they are too scared to RP. Maybe they don't have the tools. But something has wrong for a while now. When was the last time we had a big TDM? The last time we had enjoyable training? The last time the commanders worked together to improve and ensure stability in regiments besides their own.
You could blame this lack of enjoyment on the staff team, mainly event staff. Fair point but that isn't really our job to make people do RP. Our job is to run events that can enjoyed by the entire server. Yes we could give regiments little tasks to do but we can't think for you. We can't make your RP for you every single day. Some event staff can't even run one event a week let alone RP for regiments.
Try and try all you want but simply put the damage is done. We lost too many players at this point. Most of those people that won't come back due to it. I will do my job till the end but don't go around pointing fingers and blaming people, instead take a step back and reflect. Think to yourself did I ever try to contribute to the server to make it better?
If you want an idea of what an RP server should look like take a note from DarkRP's page. They have staff members that run events yes but most of the server's RP is made for and from the players. Jones always put this best but he always said that players always need something to do and he tried to encourage it but no one ever tried. Old players such as Jones would always give people like me something to do. People hated Jones and his ways and he understood that, he knew that he was a terrible Head Staff but he was great at RP and giving RP to others.
RP makes the server what it is. If you remove player made RP from that you are left with 0-2 events a day. That isn't enough to sustain a sever.
I know that this reply is messy. I have written this thing so many times and each time I hated it. I just wanted to get my opinion out there. I also know that it also seems like I'm pointing my finger and blaming it all on players but that isn't the case I'm merely pointing out the fact that everyone ignores. That you yourself may also be a contributing factor to the servers death. Just don't get attached to any on SWRP since even if the server doesn't die anytime soon, one day it will and you will lose everything but until that time comes try make your time here as enjoyable for yourself and others. Please note that this is pointed at no one.