My Theory (if you can call it that): or slight truth at least for me
If you haven’t noticed, the veterans of the Unturned 3.0 community have been leaving. I think their has been a bit of confusion on why, and I have a “theory” per-say. A lot of the veterans have been playing the game for years, and are simply burned from Unturned. After 2400 hours or maybe less, the game can be quite repetitive. Not saying the game isn’t good its just that we have explored practically every avenue in the game. We don’t entirely hate the game or else we wouldn’t be playing it for years. It’s just that their isn’t good content either on the workshop, or new content in the game in general (this includes community maps.). The community maps, although partially unique are very simillar in a lot of aspects. Sir Addy represents this extremely well with his Carpat Map Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85Gup9qhqJo
It has gotten stale, and Unturned II is still unplayable for a long period of time (unless you want to chop some trees like this lad xD: I did it lads (TREES BE GONE)). As much as it seems like we severely dislike the game, I doubt many of us do.
I include me in this group because I got Unturned in 2015, and have played as of writing this for 2567 hours. I have really enjoyed the game, and have done approxametly everything (execpt RP. Its definitely not for me). I also consider I am a veteran because I got all 46 achievements done.
A lot of Unturned content creators are trapped, because their subscribers specifically come for Unturned, except for a few who come for the personality. I used to do Unturned Map Editor Speed builds then I sliced my channel, and now I do other stuff. I lost all of my Unturned views which were 90% of my viewers. If they do it as a job it hurts their lively hood greatly, so they half to play Unturned even though they may not want to.
Honestly when I reached 2400 hours, I almost left Unturned for good. I only waited because Unturned II was the promise land, and I went dark for many moons. When I discovered this fourm, I decided to be a lurker for a long time, and its really the only reason why I still watch Unturned II as closely as I do.
Also Hot Take:
Another reason why Vetrans are leaving is because a lot of new maps are kinda Sh**. People don’t put a large amount of quality into building the maps as they did. I worked on a map called Winter (its still on the workshop but its unfinished). It would have done significantly better if it finished, and would have been of high quality, eventhough it shouldn’t have been. Even now, the few finished locations are better than most towns and cities.
Also Hot Take:
Devkit is best especially if you learn how to use it.