Thought I would re-download the game after a long break and start a new character. Found it odd that there seemed to be loads of servers and now just one. I found out once getting to level 30 that PK is a mandatory feature and that you have to buy protection items if you don't want to be constantly killed by other players. The game now compared to when I used to play (due to bored of grind and mori patch) seems like a ghost of what was a brilliant game.
I think the PK has a lot to do with this. The game originally seemed to be about raids and grind with the option to pvp and pk in events such as Ion mine. I really hope that the developers see sense but I doubt it. I will keep playing for now to experience the game more fully but if the PK situation stays the same I can't see myself or many other new players/potential revenue staying around.