Nowadays compared to WoW and LOTR:online AO sucks.
However there are some things they should consider to make them get more people:
1. Open rubi ka's playfields!!!!!!!!!!!
There are areas in rubi-ka that cannot be accsibled. However to let AO last they should open up the playfields. With legacy of the Xan it could happen but only time will tell..................
2.Dismantle the LV locks
There are some areas(subway, Narsence, TOTW, Foremans, and COH) that restricts players from entering that zone at a specfic level.
My opnion is.......:destroy the locks!!!!
I know the reason that they lv lock.To prevent a high level player from making the dungeon not fun for others. But there is a way to overcome that.......
a.every dungeon should have a base level that players are reccomanded to be for that dungeon. If you're below that base level than you will get sent to the dungeon at that base level(if the base level is 25 and you are lv 2 you will go to base lv 25.).
b. The base level will have a lv lock level for example: 25-60.
c. But then......At the lv lock level you will get teleported to a stronger version of the dungeon (If you get kicked out of a lv 60 cap dungeon you will get sent to the next base level instance of the dungeon..Level 60-100!! And if you get kicked out of that... it's off to lv 100-150 and finally lv 150-200 but you can still visit dungeon after lv 200.)
d.Without lv locks the game will feel less linear and will attract more people.)
Narsence should not have a base at all(the lv lock should still be dismantled)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's a playfield not a dungeon. If that happens than the dragon lord of the void finally be dethroned.
3. Better graphics.
The graphics should be patched to be next-gen. Fortunly FC's planning that soon.
All players should start on a space station and even high lv chars can come there from specfic transports. newbs should go to newb island by space pods that vets cant go in. Credit for this idea goes to Windkeeper(who was windgueerd) as he sugessted that idea in http://www.ao-universe.com/main.php?site=articles&id=30
. We also made sure it isn't like SWG in ways. There is no space flight in my suggestion.