I've been playing phoenixrp for a month now and have enjoyed myself for the most part. However recently factions have been severely nerfed as a part of the bring back rebel scheme, in my opinion the way about this problem has actually made the problem worse like adding lemon juice to a cut. However I'm not going to get about how shit it is for this nerf but more of the likes of other solutions from a player that has played more in the past month than any of the project leads has in 6 months.
Enough of the TLDR this is my solutions: Making civs log on, my way of getting civs to log on even only for a short period of time is introducing log in bonus for exam say you log on for 1 day maybe you get 250k bonus however you log on for 7 days and on the 7th day you get a chance to obtain something rare or something expensive like a ifrit or other mrap. Could be looked into more but you should look at what players want and that's diversity everyone want something that is rare and something others form have and providing a option to the players that can get them this is a good incentive.
Prices chopped across the board other servers have this problem but getting people to do runs is a thing of the past however making prices just simply lower will make civs do runs because they can get more for their money that way. Please listen to the community if you want it to survive then listen to them and act on what they want I could list 10s of post talking about prices within the last month or two so please just listen to the people playing your server.
Runs buff them make them shorter whatever needs to be do e frankly anything is an improvement it's what everyone wants so give it to them.
Adding on about diversity give civs the option to buy a hunter prowler with and without doors strider etc make the civs feel like he can buy anything he want likes he browsing through the arma 3 editor.
Finally probs the most controversial but it's worked for other communities but mass unbans obviously not for cheaters and other shit things like script kiddies but for people who want a 3rd 4th or 5th chance frankly as a good gesture to revive the server back to 130 people.
I said more controversial on the last but don't ban people for saying shit like spastic, mong and retard like no one wants to play on a snowflake server so let's be honest side chat ban people who are excessively toxic forum ban whatever but don't game ban active players cause he called someone a spastic at the end of the day it's just words and sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. Come on have laugh when someone is salty instead of swinging the ban hammer it's 2019 let's just enjoy arma before it's dies.