When thinking about current conversations - the possible demise of Vega Conflict - I can’t help but think that much of what is being said could perhaps be summed up as self-fulfilling prophesy.
1) Of course the game needs revenue in order to continue. So players forgoing purchases they might otherwise have made hurts the company and heighten the possibility of the end of the game.
2) The constant bad mouthing of the game on the forum also negatively impacts the game as it discourages newer players from investing time and money into it.
3) The other issue i think possible but since this is the only computer/video game i have ever played I am somewhat less sure of this - perhaps none of these games can actual last forever as player interest naturally eventually wanes. i see this with my alliance i just today left: Oops Spacehunters. We were once led by the egotistical deceitful opportunistic leader, Madgunner. He was good for the alliance since it is after all a war-game and Spacehunters was quite formidable under his leadership. Well, he eventually got bored, becoming more enamored with Breitbart and then Dragons and left Vega Conflict and has since been steadily trolling the alliance to peel off members to convert to his new interests. Today he again chimed in to deliver the fatal blow. Scared alliance members of course given the current climate certainly were more receptive.
I say all of this to make the points that if you no longer enjoy the game by all means move on. but do it gracefully. allow the rest of us to continue to enjoy it. and beware of the trolls who have left and out of bitterness are chiming in hoping to assist in destroying it.