dont blame pk for low player count...its been low long before pk returnQuite the opposite, in fact; The low pk count reflects the low player count, and the player count us low because crafting has become generally impossible.
Crafting is quite possible, I got about idk fucking 500k Junk in my base??? The player count is low because Loot Drop and Hexing is gone, I don't really give a shit about hexing. But whats the point in PKing or Anti-PKing if you get literally nothing from it? Loot Drop was good for PvP and PvE, PvE is no longer harsh, difficult, and you don't actually fear the wasteland anymore.