Game is great and its drawing a lot of interest, but the server locks is not the way to go.
There was no care about the players in that decision. We understand its to avoid high queues, but other options should have been explored.
What happens when the free play opens tomorrow and there are large queues? Do the same and add 10 more servers?
People will jump to new servers to play with friends and some will quit. Causes issues for locked servers AND new servers.
Don’t kill this game. The goal should be to retain as much players as possible.