@keatonThank you for the mature approach on a sensitive topic.
I thought about what you posted, I sometimes feel it would be nice to try again, but the sole issue that personally bothers me is that I know once we did decide to bring altis back, it would die shortly after release due to people getting that 1 or 2 day fix, then waiting around for others to play so they can fill the server. I know many say this would not happen but I've watched other communities that broke off to start altis, shortly dissipate interest in altis life. During my time of being part of the discords, I always seen people waiting for others to get on but never got on themselves
Flash back to 2 or 3 years ago, and you naturally got online to play , to actually play and farm. it was a gold mine if it was 1 or 2 people online so you can pull out your tempest device and farm and not worry about losing it. Then as the day progressed the server started populating,. thats when many people would group up and then do the natural altis life thing of finding interactions.
I know many will see where I am coming from on the above, and I know some of you will contest it, but its the truth on what will unfold. Many servers do not make the leap to popularity by "waiting on people to join" , even RGN would fail because I just know the interest to consistently play is over, people just are over all that comes with it.
Unfortunately, I believe we will need a new game to play as a group in order to get the feeling back that your looking for, hopefully identity if they ever finish it, and if not, maybe a early release game that is based around cops / robbers. Then people ask themselves why not GTA? That is where I am at for the roleplay side of things.
I think the community wants that single game to pull people together, but there just isn't a direct game that will pull 75% of the people to. Maybe people should try ARK roleplay? Yes we've tried it before, but maybe its something that would be good to get serious about. Either way man, as sad as it seems, i think altis is dead not because of community choice (although we killed it) but more of people's interest and desire to play it for altis life, and not try playing it to populate a server / bring people together. People are just burnt out on it is my 2 cents.
But hey! I am open to idea's