Hey everyone pikahika here!
I'm sorry that the game no longer has the shame shine and sparkle as when you first started playing. In time change comes and it effects the game and each individual player differently.
However I feel like its important to focus our efforts not on putting down the staff team and its members and speaking of all the major flaws of ol west, but instead we give feedback and suggestions about ways you feel could improve the games or situation. being negative about it and doing nothing doesn't help fix the problem.
Its okay to voice your concerns or complaints though just try and do it in ways that aren't extremely toxic because fostering all that resentment never brings anything good. And the staff team are trying there best to make this game as fun of an experience for you all.
Also for clarification since none of you seemed to realize this the vanderwoodsen actually was not an empire to build up isarah. it didn't really become a family until after she recruited Reese, Camila ,and Mario who all were staff for months before they ever joined her and all 3 of those players work under development none of them are deputies.Not a single member of vanderwoodsen became staff after joining the guild besides mimi who was only staff for a short period of time and she was also not a deputy. I think that the vanderwoodsen hate and rumors is a perfect example of the misplaced negativity that is dampening the player experience. Instead of creating rumors about staff we like why don't we work together to make ol west great by being positive and suggesting ways you feel we can improve on it, being patient while we work on implementing these improvements, and calmly/peacefully reporting concerns to the appropriate people or on the forums in a non toxic way