The code being accessible through the release of Wurm unlimited
the epic elevation map reset
chaos pvp meta
pvp requirements being absurd (horses, horse gear, taming, stuff to tame with, armor, skills to make armor, weapons, skill to make weapons, enchants, priests to make enchants, houses in mines on pvp servers. the list is just too long how can a new player keep up outside of having to join an established group or get dominated??)
toxic community both pve and pvp (not all are however)
no (unnoticable) advertisement for the game
the game is inaccessible for new players who dont pay upwards of hundreds of euros as a jump-start
the fact the community is desperately trying to hang on to what is left makes it look worse than it probably is
there is no reason to want to log in, it has become a compulsion "oh i've got prem, i must skill" etc
the cancerous economy for selling accounts (meh it has goods and bads)
slow trickle of important changes that could have helped the game, AND THE COMMUNITY POPULATION, a LONG time ago.
The mystery of logging in to the game and learning is now gone, you can simply go and read up the code. it's no fun.
my main hate is the PVE vs PVP mentality
I pretty much got my character forced to move to freedom, with less skills, or just quit because no one plays on epic, lets take fighting skill for example, that is not on the curve, and was not 2x as fast on the epic cluster.
SO WHY DID IT GET NERFED..?
if you were on epic, you got ###### over.
That isn't to say when interesting changes happen people will come back, maybe.