Allow entrey for basic characters (Fighter,Wizard,Rogue Good align) without having to jump through the hoops that are the admission process.
Look at this from a different angle if you can and you may see where I am coming from.Forget that you have been here X number of years.... You just now discovered Layo last week. You join and play... with the lack of quests, lack of things to come in items, areas, lack of players online etc.... would you stay? So why would "John Q Roleplayer" stay when we discover this new and awesome way to reach out to him? That's why I think #2 (keep them interested) is every bit as important as finding this new way to reach potential players..
G, please explain how there is a lack of areas, items and things to do for new players? We have a staggering number of both. Sure, maybe some in the current population would find them old and stale, but for a new player, there's literally hundreds of areas to explore and probably hundreds of items that are unique to Layonara on top of all the boring and usual items found elsewhere.I get where you're trying to go with your comment, mostly, but some of your examples don't make any sense at all when talking about new players.
I see your point, but how did I find out about Layo last week? That's my point. I think #2 is important, but lets let that be another issue for another thread. If we stay focused on one issue at a time, we can make some good progress; at least that is what I believe.