I been hearing this engine excuse you know for I think 12 months since it was first announced as road map for 2015 if I am not mistaken somewhere.
The thing is... we pay now .. not for stuff that was announced 12 month or so ago and it's still not here.
As well we didn't seen anything except glossy lips picture and what it looked like new layer of cum. Which we still have no idea if it will be included in MM / Shemales.
For lot of people, they think the glossy look looks way worse than current graphics anyway.
I mean you cannot use excuse well we are busy working on something with no real ETA, no previews, nothing.
All we saw in past few months were frenchie stuff and 1 club that wasn't even their original work + FM / MM pose.
Do you know date when there was last sex pose for FF? No? Let me refresh your mind.
It was the shemale only one and that was in October 6.
Straps which were not new sex poses but only reskin of cock August 6.
Last sex pose which is still cock one but I let it slide was added July 11 and that was FM port only.
Speaking strictly of pure FF pose May 15.
Male clothing was June 17 if I am not mistaken.
I mean sorry there are so many animators on rule 34, lots of people who make sex games in unreal engine ( whorecraft as example). They all produced so much content and quality animations this past year that they even made Patreons and there are many where people pay from 500 to 2000$ per month.
Since it seems that development team is located in Russia which also have much, much and I want to point this out MUCH less wages than US or Western Europe got. I don't even think money can be issue.
Plus I do think with current population you could run this game in someone basement as people did with 5000 pop wow servers 10 years ago before the first expansion came out. I might be wrong anyways servers are dirt cheap.
For last thing I want to point out... the population if it's around 1500 to 3000 people is entirely developer fault.
This game is most beautiful game on market now. The inability to retain people is I firmly believe in the lack of the content sexual or not and to lesser degree marketing but marketing doesnt matter if you cannot retain people because game have nothing to offer beyond 10 sex poses and 10 dances if you are girl who hate strap / cock for example or some kink community that got 1 rope pose etc etc.
Seems like most people come check it out for 1 month and leave.
There's reason why SL and other games can retain community for years to come even when game look like shit is because people have more reason to stay around than just friend or two.
Not to mention this game even when I know there was winter sale is normally asking 24 euro / month. Which is 2 months of subscription in any big MMO on the market. So we already pay premium price not to mention in past gold wasn't free and 3000 gold was around 5 euro.
The rumour however is that devs are trying to stay at low population, many long time people here think that. They are in ' safe ' spot and don't want to do more either due to this being passive income for them or having to dedicate more resources or whatever. After being subscribed for 2 years, I kinda must agree with that as well. Because It does seems that lots of users here were willing to help them from translating, to programming, to marketing and most were turned down, ignored or worse.