This is Aldebaran in US East at 7:00 pm, there’s 6 people total in Asura island, no I didn’t end in an empty channel, this was all the people waiting for it; this is what I would expect at 1:00 am, not at prime time.
This server is already struggling in population and we are 1 month after launch.
I went to Tarsila a little earlier than this and there was 5 people there, Tarsila drops a Giant’s Heart so it should be one of the most sought after world bosses, and yet there was barely enough people to fill 1 party for the “raid”. It’s hard to explain the misery that I feel when I’m doing an island “co-op” quest and I’m the only one there.
I have been to Death’s Hold that don’t start after the sword picking phase because there’s only 3 or so people, I have been to Medeia like 4 times and the time I saw the most people there, there was 3 people total, with a couple times me being the only one there, Orvis is killed maybe once a day and you can only do Pirate Ship once at prime time, and hope you get thrown into the one channel that actually fills and not into the one with 5 people so you wasted your weekly entry.
Aldebaran can’t be the only server already struggling with population, seeing that only 4 servers out of like 15 are ever “Busy” in US East.
So yeah, Amazon better start asking Smilegate for server merging tech if it’s not already there, because as this is going there will be a dozen or so dead servers just a couple months after release. Most people would likely just stop playing instead of paying to transfer to one of the healthy servers.