Might be one of the reasons why they changed the game rules to forbid U16 players from registering the accounts.
Quite possibly Hans, i wasnt aware they had done that.. another reason theres less player base , was very used to mentoring and having 13 year olds arrive in town/alliance..... yet they were in the most part protected and encouraged not ridiculed or talked overly down to, on the contrary they were nurtured and imo looked after pretty well, at least i like to think they were. Noobs were always the lifeblood of the game and any leader be they town. alliance or battle understood that ... those very same 14 yo kids went on to be many vets and some leaders here now.
That Inno raised the age to 16 is to me very telling.. would that have been around the same time as V2 by any chance ?