hello aeriagames :
I have been a fervant Shaiya US player from Beta till ep 5.2 and i got baned for a reason god itself doesn't know. So then i went to shaiya PL, 1 year and 7 month ago. It was ep 4. We had a lot of pvp everyday 1000 + kils a day for couple months. then they upgraded to ep 4.5, made couple updates, and within 5 months made it ep 5.2.
Lot of people are gone, pvp suck balls, we make maybe 500 kills in a full weak. i got 2200 kills in full month ( December ).
Many people are gone to Aion or Guild Wars 2 because AGE only care about money. But let me tell you 1 thing :
what was better :
in ep 4 when you had 400 people spending between 150$ and 1300$ per month to get at least max OJ on their set and  weapons ( VIP srebno, VIP zloto ), with 4 players being on VIP platynia? ( 1500 $ / month )
80 people spending between 150 and 1300 bucks with hardly 3 people in VIP platynia?
Moreover, like you realised, on every server expect German and Turkish shaiya, they are merging all the servers back to 1 ( I think here about US shaiya and PL shaiya that merged their sub servers together ) because pvp suck ballz and too many people left, and will keep leaving anyway.
So Why AGE do not host a shaiya server in Sweden / Finland / Norway for exemple?
Start from beta again, you still have the files *.*
Moreover those 3 countries are rich as **** so there you sure will make more money than what you're making now lol ( and here i'm talking as 1 of the top spenders on shaiya PL lol )
Start with beta, closed beta, ep 3 like we had on US, when it was the most populated ever.
and an advance, i talked with a developper not too long ago. I asked him why are you upgrading after ep 4.5 he answered me " to make money ". Watch where that brought you.
merging all servers to 1, loosing lot of players, 0 pvp, you still have top spenders, yea but you lost a lot of people spending between 100 and 800 $ / month when you past ep 4.
You made much more money in ep 4 with max stat lvl 1 and 2 than now with max stat 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8..
greetings and I hope for some replies here.