You entered the debate with an argument supporting a 'single super server', and this would work out if we were only talking about Tarlach, Mari, and Ruairi (and they actually were as empty as people want other people to believe), but Alexina is a part of the picture too and there would not be enough room to include the population of the other 3 servers. I don't care what the wiki says. I have seen all of the channels full on Alexina many many times. The debate was not about whether or not Tarlach, Mari, and Ruairi would fit together (without Alexina). The debate was about whether or not Tarlach, Mari, Ruairi, and Alexina could exist on a single server (and judging from the population of Alexina alone; the answer is absolutely no). I was not born yesterday morning, I know what people are and what MMO means. I'm not against people playing the game or against people meeting other people. I'm against this 8 year-old fruitless argument that hasn't come face-to-face with logic one time since it first began. If you log into the game at 3am on a school (or work) day and the server is empty; it's not because the game is dead; it's because you logged in at 3am on a school (or work) day. ~Look at the server stats on the wiki for the population %. Even at the peak of each server combined, it wouldn't even fill 75% of a single server.
the population on Alexina has slowly dropped over the years. only the player market has stayed very active as the shopping channel almost always has busy or full status. maybe when Alexina was really new all the channels were full but these days all the channels except channel 1 say normal and two or three of the other channels are very empty. so your statement earlier is not accurate. last time Alexina was super full was when the gms were visiting servers a few months ago and even that only filled 2 or 3 channels at the most. Alexina does have the largest population however all 7 channels have not been busy or full at once in the past 3 years and it feels like the poplulation is slowly getting worst.
I emphasized in bold the biggest lie in this topic (perhaps this is true if you're only logging-in in the middle of the night when the majority of the userbase is sleeping, at a time when one should expect the traffic to be low, but you can't claim this as a fact if you aren't here the whole time).
Alexina is packed to the hilt every time we have a Double Rainbow. I am talking about this year, not years ago or when Alexina was a baby. I have been here every day since the game was first released (believe it or not). I know the difference between then (ages ago) and now (today).
I don't care what game it is (or who made it); you won't see a high population of American players on American servers during a time when people who breathe a combination of Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen (better known as Air) are sleeping in their beds, or are at work or school.
The same applies to every other nationality everywhere else on the planet (*omg-u-nationalist-u*). ~ And a hat tip to my friends in Europe.
While I'm not entirely against this, or for this, as it's not much different than a server merge (aside from being on a per character/per pet basis); it seems to me... a fresh start would include the use of a fresh character (or a fresh pet).
~ It's hard to imagine a total level 13000 moving from Tarlach to Alexina for a "Fresh Start"......