Sometimes, things don’t quite work exactly as intended in MMOs, and so things need to be adjusted. In the case of the free-to-play MMOFPS Planetside 2, one such thing is server populations. They are unbalanced, says Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley, and so server mergers are on the way.
Server merges soon. Info coming by Monday. No server transfers coming till after that’s done. Wouldn’t be right doing it other way around
— John Smedley (@j_smedley) February 20, 2013
So it’s not that all servers have low populations, as is often the case when server mergers are warranted, but just that they need to fold low-pop servers into high-pop ones. And that is certainly not cause for undue alarm.