From what I can gather, a lot of servers feel the same way and are having the same issue
The servers are getting quiet, the top guilds are struggling to recruit new members that fit requirements befitting being in a top guild.
With every update, the grind gets heavier and heavier, causing older players to quit.
The solution is; we need servers to be merged. Eg merge 1 and 2, 3 and 4 etc etc