Suggestions for increasing the population on Wayfinder.
Lets face it. We need to do something. Still waiting on the luvin.
1. Guilds could run more low level pugs.
2. Turbine could come through with server specific events (xp boost. CC days with reduced requirements for opening, giveaway events etc)
renown decay is not the issue
To blame renown decay is simply smoke and mirrors.
It is the guilds and how they are ran and the decrease in pugs that are making it hard on new, casual low level players.
Even on wayfinder with its limited population all of the 10 largest guilds have over 100-500 members listed as active. These guilds tie up much of the playerbase on the server.
The problem is they all have grown too large to fast by leaders that truly do not care about helping the members or having guilds built around similar players. Seriously if you have a guild with 500 members as a leader you will not know them all. So you need to have active officers and only so many members under each.
I have had alts in 4 of the largest guilds on Wayfinder and can say the leaders do nothing to stimulate grouping or teaching new players about the game. Guilds were not created just to get ship bufs and feed the ego of the leaders that run them.
If your guild has say 200+ members and you are only lvl 40 and below you are running a poor guild and doing all a disservice. It just means you have officers blind inviting and then leaving guild newbs run with guild newbs until a few learn the game or get tired of the scene and leave.
If/when guilds are ran and function the way they should you would see not only more pugs and less decay but you would see less "inactive" players.