This is rediculous It would it is going to be sad for STWOR to fail cause they dont know how to properly manage an mmo. seriously its not difficult. If your all about revenue and money now is the time to get your heads out your butts SERIOUSLY. As many Mmo's I have played it is so easy to tell why it is failing.
1.) TO MANY SERVERS: MMO's were created so people could play with other people. common sense. reduce the amount of server doing so will save bio money( you cut down on the amount of space used to maintain everything.
2.) PRICE: people wont join a mmo when there is other mmo that people can play for free. Im not saying completely take subscribtion off im saying lower price. Makes more sense to hace 1m people playing and paying $5= 5m then having not even half that 400k paying $15=6m. Yes you lose 1m but draw potential for another 500k more peopel to join the game.
3.) STOP THINKING PROFIT: this game did not have a good launch cause of the price. It was because of the idea and thoughts put into it. Those ideas are starting to go down the drain.
4.) MARKETING: If Bio fails to make this game successful people will be skeptical about the next mmo Stars wars game released later. You will lose profit now and lose profit in the future.
6.) LISTEN TO THE PLAYERS. They pay the money and a lot have played mmo's for a while and know what they are talking about. Ex why Steve jobs was successful with apple he listened to his buyers. obviously you want the buyer to keep buying(self explainatory)
5.) This is by far the biggest human flaw. STOP BEING STUBBORN AND ADMIT YOU DID WRONG. only admitting and moving forward will only help to make this game successful.
I recommend merging the servers with not much people(though Im not one of them) fill up the other servers then come back later if needed to to open up additional servers at least try to keep the people playing for now and not lose more peopel
Wether Bio decides to act, now would be the time before its to late, but this server merge is a start as long as its done correctly.
Patches and updateswith new contents I have to say has been a very good step though (excuse any typos)
Limiting the number of servers transferring at once undoubtably helps on the server end. Not letting people choose their destination server is good because it makes sure that the populations are healthy on the destination servers. Letting people choose servers will lead to way overpopulated servers and then ghost towns as the rest of the population diffuses. Finally, its free so stop complaining