Koa wrote:It won't pick up. So long as there is no new content to be released, the activity level will not change.
I absolutely agree that this is the case. When I first joined some 3 years ago, things were a quite a bit more active with the release of new expansions and updates, and I was all into it. Now that those expansions have stopped and most everyone knows they have, the need for new content (not for the game, just in general) falls to the community. Problem is, with the community slowly thinning out, we can't truly add that flair to the forums. When the forums were being expanded with extra sections back in the day, things were going strong and so was the use of said forums. But now that there's little to add, there isn't a significant incentive to log back in every day.
The other big piece was mentioned by SpecialK back in the thread. I can't speak for every one of us, but I know that personally when I joined in years back as a 13-14 year old this was an exceptional experience, and I loved being part of a fun community. Problem is that this is a sort of community that can't age and mature along with us. That might not be a bad thing at all; in fact, I love this community and how understandable and open it is for any age, especially young ones. All I'm trying to get at is that it's hard to keep coming back to a community that is, though this is a generality, younger, and lacks any significant evolution over time. Between today and back then, there aren't any big distinctions in how the community interacts and functions as whole. Keep in mind that these are all just my silly opinions, and could be false as a whole. I'm just saying what I feel.
However, I can still say that my time with WQ was fantastic and a great learning experience. Though it may be thinning out, I think a community this awesome will keep goin' for quite a while, and I still look forward to the future!