The game is only still fairly new. Keeping the servers here in the region is an investment. If they close all the asia-pacific servers down then most of the community would quit for sure. Unless they are actually losing alot of money because of servers here then i don't even see closing them down and merging us with the US or EU as an option.
Agreed! I just want to see not only the region succeed but the game itself... I have characters on The Harbinger as well being local for me, but enjoy the community here too much to leave even if given the option to do so. Hopefully, we will see progress sooner than later though.