As you probably, the activity decreased in the past week(s), and as a result of that, we've been brainstorming for some time now to find a way to prevent that from happening.
The feedback so far from the community indicated the fact that we should change the way the gear is obtained, making it more enjoyable and having different options to gear up instead of farming only instances.
We've heard you and as a result of that, we'll start a realm overhaul. This means every system that is currently available on the server will receive an update or a complete rework.
We estimate that this process will take about a month, during which, the server will receive one more update that will happen tomorrow. We will turn both l8/9 instances into solo instances and we will increase the currency drop on both.
The staff members will still host events from time to time and no gear progression will be lost when the revamp is released.
To make sure of that, two days prior the release we will shutdown the main realm until the update is released.
A full list with the systems that are being reworked and their new attribution will be posted in the following weeks and full changelog will be available prior release.
If you still have suggestions, please feel free to use the suggestions_revamp channel, as we will take every single one in consideration.