What seems funny is that Aeria has mentioned that the game isn't dying but they have to merge 3 of the servers to have enough players in it.
No matter how much I like to give lip to Aeria, this is not what they said.
The given reason to merge the three server is not "We don't have enough players, let's cram all of them in a single place". To start, they should be very stupid to think that a good share of player would not migrate to the new one, so the merge will still left the old server far from being stuffed.
The reason of the merge
, as far as I understood, is to reduce the processing required to the servers (as physical machines) focusing on a couple of server (game enviroment) instead of four.
Why the second
(or fourth if you count the deleted ones) server?
Because Eden Eternal players are often jerks to lower level players. A lot.
A new server would means that many player will start from scratch at the same time, and while future-jerks are busy powerleveling, regular and casual players can help newbies.
That said, I preentively apologize to no-jerk top players, both of them.