This question has been about the rage ever since 2008. History shows that every great civilization dies right after its golden age. The same could be said about media. We reached BZFlag's golden age or its peak during 07. The GU League team, Forestforce, had an activity rank of 7.00+! That's more than 7 matches each day for a single team. Now, there are barely any matches. BZFlag is dying; slowly but surely. It took a great fight, but everything must go down eventually.
What does this mean for players?
Players are going to need to find a new game. World of Tanks is pretty popular, too bad there aren't any jumping tanks. BZFlag is an old game. It's a 90s game which was amazing at its time, but it's too outdated now. We have advanced graphics engines and powerful software. In my honest opinion, BZFlag is a unique game. It's why I played it. Unfortunately, the media won't be able to see this.
How can players help? What can we do to change this unfortunate fate?
Really, I don't think BZFlag can be saved. I do however think its complete inactivity rate can be delayed. The league administrators are looking at this situation from many different view points. Desperate times do call for desperate measures - they're merging the GU League & Ducati League together. The Ducati league is dead and the GU League is hanging on life support. The majority of the minuscule player base left are EUROs. Good luck finding an FM at night if you're American or even another league player. All in all, I think the best option is to start over. Make a new BZFlag. Use an engine. Why reinvent the wheel? The players that are left, I'm calling you out for action. Those who aren't busy from school, work, life, stay on for an hour1 Wait for a player to come on. I'll definitely be with you. If all those players who are still left have time, please wait one hour at a league server. You'll be surprised of whom will show up if everyone commits to this action. This is the key to BZFlag's survival. We need persistence and dedication from players. It takes 4 players for a fun match. Subtract 1 since I'm always online. Send me a FaceBook message if I'm not, I'll wake up EUROs! I want BZFlag to return, we all do. Please share this message because one league isn't going to work. As I said, dedication and persistence is the key to survival. Spend one hour on a league server and wait there. Listen to music or write an article, but don't forget to turn on your BZFlag SFX to hear shooting sounds when someone joins!
Good Luck BZFlag, lets hope we can keep pushing!
(Note: This message is primarily directed toward league players.)