Trouble is that our servers are not based on one locations e.g Australia, the servers are made up of the Asia Pacific region from Japan to Tasmania all with different time zones which mean that there is not "peak time" and so when life's demands interfere with game time server population falls.
Personally, i don't see how a server merge in our region is going to increase our pop by much, maybe (fingers crossed) that F2P will bring in the crowds
I am online from 4pm through to about 1am. I generally see every time that would be considered "peak" time.
Yes, a server merge is needed. We can not wait till F2P for the extra 15 or 20 players it will bring.