I am not here to bad mouth this game or its developing team. I am here however to shed a little light onto a subject that doesn't seem to be getting attention.
Let us all be straight shooters on this... Trying to figure out what the Dev's are struggling with or are trying to work on for us to get our hands on is rather difficult. I have seen the population in game at well over 1,000. Now days the population is becoming very low which is actually the reason for a lot of in game mechanics not "working as intended". If the Community was better informed of current challenges and setbacks that are presenting a problem I'm pretty sure the majority of us will understand and not be so quick to bail or complain. In addition to that if there was also an idea of what the team is currently working on or tinkering with, and your supporting community was being updated you might find much better reviews from various sources. It is sad that the gaming community is so fast to flame a game that isn't even in a launched version, and we quickly forget that we paid for a game filled with things needing to be worked out and new mechanics and content provided.
This all boils down to the player base is needed as much as the developers in order to be as successful as possible for both the players and the group running the show. If we keep our expectations realistic and support each other with much needed communication the reviews should get better over time. The company will start making more money from new sales, and better content being pushed into the game.
I know my words are simply just that however like it or not there is some very real truth in them. I certainly hope we start seeing better feedback from the dev's, and we as the supporting community can give these guys the support needed to release the game we all paid to have delivered.
I wish you all the best, and look forward to playing this game with you all!...