I see, It’s just to bad to see new players start out, and they reach level 50, and quit because there aren’t any other players online.
Just a suggestion:
Flush the forum, keep the important threads with a newer date, Update the INFO NPC ingame with more recent news than 2009.
And start an event, for recruiting, movies, and buy a slot at hopzone/topzone for some advertising.
I think a spike of 30-40 players would be the start of something great again.
There are alot of events ingame that you could do to, to increase player interaction, such as Increased zones of items and exp. “Dragon Valley – Exp Increase 30%”
These can be automatic if you can handle that, this will also make it seem that the server is more active than it usually is.