The server's name has been memed into the ground. I feel it cannot be taken seriously anymore, as it is.
As previously suggested, I believe a wipe/relaunch with a re-branded name and website would be appropriate.
You have many features that can easily draw in a crowd, and I do not doubt you both still have the ability to generate hype for a new project.
This server just has too much history weighing it down. It makes much more sense to re-brand than to continue with the current name.
Even with the server's rocky start, it had been growing steadily until Daifu's sick leave early March. I joined staff with the intention of helping the server grow and doing my part to help out wherever I could. Unfortunately, there was absolutely no communication with staff after Daifu's sick leave. We were not told anything about the World End Event until it was posted and weren't notified when Daifu had left for her trip. Seems a little unfair to be dealt with the bomb drop when we knew nothing of it ourselves, especially if players are asking about it (rip "quintus" lol).
The lack of communication is what really did it for the last round of staff. We had hope that things would get better once you recovered and came back before your trip. All of that was pretty much crushed after the announcement for World End with absolutely zero correspondence. This, of course, had a similar effect on whatever population you built up.