@HotWings **....this is my opinion after being an Admin on these servers for 4+ years...no I don't cum in my sock and no I don't circle jerk with my friends. So before you quote me and hit me with some stupid shit like that take a deep breath and relax**.
The 2014-2015 Asylum that I came into was created by an actual programmer who could quickly release new patches and fixes when he wanted to. It was ran differently when the people that founded the server were running it, and the early admins were new and less entrenched in Asylum. At that time Asylum was innovating in it's development, it was just an expectation that players could play on a stable server, but the excitement came from new additional innovations.
Anytime there has ever been issues in this community was when the Dev's were detached from the issues that players cared about. Dev's were busy with IRL stuff (60+ hour weeks, six-figure jobs, tax season, family, etc.) which is of course understandable and more important, but it left a void between their understanding of the current server state. The community manager's job description may seem to fill this void, but at the end of the day unless the community manager is the developer very little will actually be done, since all they do is nag at the Dev's. The community manager was solely created to police admins after some incidents involving abuse. While some admins flex their E peen to new lengths, admins by nature are just button pushers, and really can't fix someone's anger with the development of the server. While they can improve the experience through events and quick response times, this eventually wore off as stability got worse it was nearly impossible to run the same kind of events we had been running throughout the past year and a half.
The lack of stability on the servers is the final diagnosis for the current state of Asylum. The toxicity of the community is a symptom not the cause. If all asylum lacked was no new content, people would bitch but nothing was worse then spending 10 minutes gearing up and getting to bank to yellow chain and run in place for 10 minutes. Those issues and the mass kicks went on for far too long, while other servers had no major game-breaking issues and began to thrive off the pissed players from Asylum.
There is a LOT more to be said, but it is sad that most of you never got to experience the old thriving Asylum and have taken this state as the status quo.