There is a reason for why the game is dying. mainly because of techs and multiaccounting.
A lot of players abandoned the game for these reasons...and years ago not just now.
Last year TG legalized tech accounts probably because there were almost only these players in the servers. And this caused an other collapse of players.
Maybe, after 15 years, their ears are ready to listen that a clean game is the only way to make it survive.
Otherwise it will die very soon.