I think you guys are giving yourself far too much credit for the population upswing. You need to stop worrying about "development focus on freemium" and fix the problems that caused the nose dive in population almost a year ago in the first place. Fucking up combat Over abundance of fast travel Holdings still not worth shit (TERRITORY CONTROL) Gold inflation and a fucked up economy All the annoying misc bugs that are still not fixed I'm sure i'm forgetting a lot of other issues (someone can fill in if they wish) After you address some of these issues, then worry about going freemium. Don't STOP focusing on getting TCS done, jesus christ, and don't try to hold TCS hostage for more donations. You might not of meant it that way but reading the original post definitely makes it seem that way. I'm all for making the game freemium but not at the cost of nothing else getting done.