Is the problem that they join a town too soon or that towns are not engaging enough?
I was just going to say :p you should give them a good reason to stay.
being in the wild worked for me before i joined Venice in 2011.
Its hard to define how to make a town engaging, i certainly tried all the tricks i know since making a town end of 2012, some small success.
Umm.... No. I wouldn't be in a town right now if that was the case. This is a part of owning a town. You have to deal with people leaving your town. Them being a part of your town is how people should start out. I joined Caldera, although I plan on making my own town. Also, all of the Caldera members want to help me get a town. Maybe you need to think about what you're saying.
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