Are we still playing?
I'm not sure anyone is still playing. I don't remember the last time I logged in with one of my characters but it seemed largely abandoned. Only 29% of the city has cell service and there are 5,693 active characters currently in-play (people who have logged in within the last week or so). That's out of 1.6 million total accounts registered since the game began.
"Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag and begin slitting throats." - H.L. Mencken
Then let's take over.
Wæs se grimma gæst Grendel haten,mære mearcstapa, se þe moras heold
Nah harm Gramma.
I am almost positive that the lion's share of those 5,700 "active" characters are actually bots, scripted to run around and search for items or log-in to make sure their safehouse is barricaded then log out again. That's how humans at Giddings Mall repelled the horde during the first Big Bash.
I logged back in today. Used all my APs and didn't find anyone. There is a new (to me) Scout skill that lets you scout a safe house that you set up. Has anyone else.played in the last few years?