Back in the year when Battlefield 4 first came out, players would go online early in the evening to have a spot on their favorite server. Back then, many of the players played on the same server and no matter which side you were on it was like a big family. Playing the locker or subway maps, there was always players waiting to get on well run servers. Cheaters and players disrupting the game were quickly eliminated by real admins on the server. Many Battlefield 4 servers repeated the same good maps over and over, and many players could not get enough of it.
I was expecting the same excitement when Battlefield 1 first came out, but things had change. It was not until Battlefield 5 I realized we would never go back to the fun days when players knew each other and liked the same maps. Sad
Many of the popular servers had forums that members and players kept in touch, nothing like now, were everything is generalized.
Running some of the current maps 24/7 ( such as Rotterdam, Devastation) on Battlefield 5 would bring back some of the fun. Restoring the player clan owned servers would really draw players back. I guess real fun does not fit in the business model now, but it was fun back then.