as much as id like to see css stay up and populated, thats not ever going to happen again. The server went far too long without a working shop and bombs and with crappy staff , as well as forcing good staff to ragequit- and thats what killed our population, not 'moving on.' we had tons of consistent players.
that and the monotonous wardens that forest mentioned. me being one of them occasionally, but only because no one else wanted to warden ever whenever i was on.
id like to see CS:GO become our new place, but its riskier than you make it sound. we need for it to be initially heavily populated to attract new players, and that would require moving all our CSS players over to CS:GO and having them enjoy it.
TF2 community is healthy. TF2 isn't quite as fun to me though.
I dont know. short of saying just give up on this experience, i guess work at CS:GO. we should just move everyone over to TF2 JB is what id say but the appeal isnt the same.