Mate it is a demo. The game has no story, it has the same enemy just with little variation, it has 3 weapons i repeat 3 weapons, and it's quest wouldn't even be labelled as side quests in Skyrim .
Whatever events it has doesn't change the fact that all you are doing is fighting reskilled skeletons, with the same weapons that you used since the start of the game.
And active community my ass, it can't break 500 viewers on twitch a couple of months after release.
Oh dear.. a game is a demo if it has no story? It was never supposed to have a story or campaign in its traditional sense, this just tells me you have no idea what the game is about. And there's 4 weapons no matter how many times you repeat it. Plus gunpowder barrels you can use in various ways and cannons on your ship. There's a good reason why it's the same weapons for everyone and no upgrades. Everyone is on a level playing field no matter how much they've played and I love that. It's one of the reasons why Gears of War multiplayer is so good too.
All you are doing is fighting reskinned skeletons? You simply disregard other players even though it's a social game?
Quests could use more variation I give you that and I'm sure Rare will keep coming out with new stuff. But these quests are about what happens when you're doing them and that's where other players step in. There's some amazing encounters and adventures to be had and usually there's a story to tell after a gaming session.
Maybe check some other stats for the game besides who many are watching it lol... and find a friend to play with and try the game yourself. Demo my ass..