Aside from that there was some good news on the EQ2 forums. Apparently they are getting new hardware to replace AB and Nagafens World servers.
We have ordered new hardware to replace the overburdened Antonia Bayle and Nagafen. I'll shoot out an ETA once we hear more.
More recently they annonced that It should be happening in early August sometime.
The hardware for those upgrades should be installed by early August! Soon!
The hope is that this new hardware will reduce or completely remove serverside lag. Though even if it does I'm sure people will still complain about "lag" which is probably on their end not SoE's.
In another thread Rothgar stated the following.
Someone mentioned that we weren't interested in doing server merges due to CTS token sales but that is absolutely false. We still want to shuffle population around to create some bigger worlds, but we need to see how AB and Nagafen will respond to the hardware upgrades first. This will have a big impact on how many worlds and which worlds will be merged. EQII population as a whole is very stable but people have been moving between servers which means that some populations shrink while others grow.
So it appears if the hardware changes go well there may be a couple server merges in EQ2's future. Not that I'm surprised considering the population complaints of some servers.
Well that's all for now, Fail Gnome Out! *ninja poofs*