People are free to do with what they want with the game.
Many public players enjoy the game by going into public servers and talking in VOIP, or even just playing and listening to VOIP.
An alternative route which most public players take is to enter a regiment. This enhances and makes a more professional feel for this era by attending line battles.
Many people I know have owned Holdfast since December 2017 (myself August 2017) - many of them still actively play Holdfast today. All games have players that will play the game for a long time or for a couple of hours. It depends on the person.
I also question your comment of:
stealing players be a community and make things happen.
Updates have been released at a quick rate.
But I don't get by what you mean by "stealing members
I hope my comments are helpful for you to consider.Darkslayer