How many devs are there anyway? 2, 3? And I don't think the devs can do much about the situation of the game anyways. Its all up to the product manager of the-west. I believe he/she/it would have to answer to revenue margins that are satisfactory to their envision. I don't think anything would change unless you had connection to management, and show them an actual report that would claim. Hey, you can get more profit if you do this and that......I also don't understand when development resources are being allocated, why we work on a crafting update instead of fixing broken core gameplay, but whatever, I don't actually know what the devs are working on because theres no published plan.
The claim would be a comprehensive study on how it would improve their margins. One of the options, I would think innogames would act.
If the status quo is being supplied. The company will not try to change anything. If the-west posts a loss, the person in charge of product management would get heated.
So, what are the devs working on? I think they are working on maintenance, new tambolas workout(items for new sets etc) But again, I don't think they have a choice on the matter.