I do agree with some bits but
-if you're rich it shouldn't be a problem for you to go red since : 1.You can buy new gear 2. if you have a strong build, all appropriate abilities and T2 enchantments you shouldn't just go down in a fight that easily right?
-most rare crafting items have a 5% drop rate from certain mobs
The only problem is that, even if you're red you won't find a lot of people up for a fight, and if you don't run a ganking build most will get away if you're solo.
I did take part in some for fun PvP's. 1v1 3v3 etc. and that open my eyes a bunch. It's true that the game is dying and a bit boring right now, but whilst waiting for the update I'm actually having fun testing builds out.
I was wearing the t2 scholar set with all T2 enchants and optimal build but found out mages are handicap and decided to find something else so moved on to warlock set and testing things out here, it is actually a lot of fun and especially that on a single character I was able to jump from Light to medium and test a bunch of spells and different builds to see which is the best, so yeah I'm enjoying myself now building my character and trying out in some friendly PvP before we get an update
however, yes - and update needs to come. Stuff like MANA COST REDUCTION and CALLDOWN REDUCTION need to be bloody fixed! I can't believe they have not been done, everyone knew they don't work since day 1 and it's been over a month now I think
There is a couple of items missing from the games as well like the poison and acid staff, and also all the rings - an update with this might bring back a bunch of people so hoping to see that soon. Ihope it is followed with some PvP content. There should be areas that only neutrals can go in except for bosses just to fight it off and blow off some steam
The weather update though it's nothing strange - they had this mechanic ready for like years I Think, they just wanted to make sure the game is steady without it before adding
Myself I'm really waiting for those asteroid fights, but when this is due to come who knows..
I just hope that most of all they added methods of payment accessible for everyone because to be honest even as it is now the game would be much more fun if it had lots of active players