Sounds like a atempt to get people to join. The population is very unstable. More like there are 70 players(which the majority of that isn't actively playing at all just loaded multiple characters and waiting off kill counts). So the active hours are(est wise) 8/9am to about 4pm. Once the day hours are pretty much over the pop goes down to 20-30(90% of which is inactive/not playing).
Its also hard to start on there because nobody wants to champ or other activities newbs need to do to get the ps and arts they need.
Me and some others try helping by giving basic lrc suits and pieces to get them on their feet alittle.
Right now there are 54 online. At brit bank; there is 9 people including my self, only which about 3 seem active. The other 6; 1s a afk shop gater, and the rest are probably one or two people loaded on multiple characters.