New blogpost from arenanet http://www.arena.net/blog/the-worlds...-weekend-event.
Notice that they reduced the amount of servers, I reckon this will help with reducing low pop servers.
Here are some key take aways from the blog.
We have seen quite a few questions and concerns about world-versus-world match length at launch. We’re expecting to see large population changes across all worlds in the first few weeks as more players get into the game and guilds start getting settled.
To help account for the rapidly fluctuating populations at launch, we’ll initially use the 24-hour match format until world populations settle down a bit and we are able to get some data that will help avoid having two-week-long extreme mismatches. Once most worlds are reliably matching up against worlds of similar strength, we will switch over to playing the two-week-duration match cycles.As you’ll see, there will be fewer worlds available initially than we had during BWE2. Why do we have fewer worlds for a much larger beta event? There are a few different reasons for this, ranging from being able to have a larger player limit on all worlds, to a shift in focus for how we utilize our server power.
Many of you may remember our blog post prior to BWE2 that mentioned how we had acquired a ton of new servers in order to support the number of players we expected.
As our esteemed Lead Server Programmer Dr. Stephen Clarke-Willson put it recently, “Quite frankly, we made too many worlds for BWE2 just because we could and not because we should, and thus we had a lot of low population worlds. This time around we’re focusing our new CPU horsepower into fewer, more populated worlds.
Well, since it seems to be mostly decided for now - I'm not going to bother putting up a poll then - unless some big concerns arise as a result of BWE3.
I've got a couple of my friends being difficult now and wanting to stay on PF because it's an RP server - I'll try and convince them otherwise though.
What we should do now, though, is spread the news as widely as we can, so we can get all the Saffers on the same page.