At least this year you have the Grunch event!
I don't know what i'm talking, but imagine some guy, who has another work, and try to mantain the game on he's free time, doing the best he can (because the boss do not let him to work properly), and then reading the mommy post about how abandoned the game is, and thinking "man, i do what i can. My boss do not want this game, but i try to keep alive for you guys", That has to hurt...for that, if this case is true... KEEP ON!!
I say this because i know the game is dead, but i see this year someone has activated the Grunch event, and two days a go, i see a green guy on the help chat, so, there is some guy working and if this guy was me , i don't like the sit post about my work, beacuse, MAYBE is not my decision to make and i do what i can do....
From an outsider, i can tell you, this game has awesome features wich no other game has. Is sad how the "players" kill games only for greed, i'm not talking about G1 (because the forums are full of this), instead, i'm talking about these palyers who dupe items, use hacks, and generally broke every game they put they hands on and then, they move on to another game, leaving the community broke.
I hope this game gets the economic investment to reach the quality deserved (miracles happens and is Xmas!!).
Btw, i read something about the devs/"the guy" can't acces de DB, but, if they can start the server, they have acces to the DB, because on every server config file has the IP:user:pass for the DB, so open the config file and look for the info you need .