PlanetSide 2 Servers Merging
Attached to your current character on a server in PlanetSide 2, but annoyed at how deserted it seems lately compared to another server? No fear! In response to the huge inconsistency in populations between servers, SOE has decided to merge the more unpopulated servers together, in accordance to the current statistics and predictions they have. As to quote SOE's Matt Higby in the announcement:
"This is a factor of which servers were most popular at launch, and players gravitating to one or two servers per locale. Now that the crush of new players from launch and the holidays has died down, and our server populations and incoming new players have stabilized we have a good idea of where each server stands in terms of player population, empire population and we can model merges to optimize the populations."
The following servers are to be merged:
Genudine and Helios -> Helios
Mattherson and SolTech -> Mattherson
Waterson and Jaeger -> Waterson
Cobalt and Lithcorp -> Cobalt
Ceres and Mallory -> Ceres
Higby also states that the ultimate goal would be to allow "more massive in your massively-multiplayer", as well as a "more consistent and full server population during off-peak hours". Also to check out, the new Players Site has launched containing your characters stats and useful information.