That's not true. Official servers used real online count in those packets, so it was a reliable source of online count information.
Adrenaline is also perfectly capable of finding out how many characters are present in Giran or any other region, so it was easy to find out how many people attend gatherings. Fake online characters would be counted in such case too, but we never used them on tales.
It really makes sense to drop L2 if you want to make the forum an up to date general cheating forum, L2 sticks it back and the community is unwelcome to anything else.
Besides that, given by the replies its implied that L2 is dead, why bother having a dead game in the boards? Just drop it, along with all the roles, marketplaces, ads, etc.
You either stick to L2 only or grow some balls to let it go all together, end of story
There's absolutely no need to drop l2 boards. L2 community can become a sub-forum while Maxcheaters as a domain can focus on cheating, adv of cheating engines works etc. (Theres no question tho that this will require tons of work mostly on marketing and communication from the Administrator group to find and appeal cheating dev teams to approach and be advertised in MaxCheaters.)
Another thing that this domain could actually start doing is teams that will actually work on type of "cheats", "hacks" etc.