Absolutely. Maybe the developer should think to balance game play and consider to fix a. the atrocious drop rate, b. matchmaking in war, c. pace of level caps in middle game, d. quality of life changes (raids in arena, coli), e. reverse economy changes from 1.7, f. remove bugging pop-ups, g. offer better deals for dolphins and players who spend only occasionally (because the deals are overpriced).
I could imagine this might bring some players back in the game.
As a DS player who started playing this game (DH) last year I can tell you that the people who understands the mechanics (which are basically similar to DS) would never contemplate to open an account on older servers since the effort to catch up is gigantic or you need to spend an unhealthy amount of money. So this new population won’t save the desert what old servers has become.