Yeah !!! YASM thread ( Yet Another Server Merge )
First answer is : No.
Now lets see the reasons why :
This is NOT a good reason. The PUG Scene is Dead due to ( mainly ) The ******** Streak.The PUG scene in DDO for lack of a better word is horrible.
People DO NOT WANT TO BREAK their precious streak, as a consequence, they do not PUG, they play with close knit groups and with reliable people
that can handle Elite everywhere at every level. When they look for people they will advertise for members through guild chat and private channels where only
reliable people will be present.
Another reason is the No Death Bonus.... Those that run a ******** Streak to High Number consider this as a Penalty when somebody dies, and not what it is : a Bonus for no death.
Solution, instead of Server Merge :
Kill The No Death Bonus, Kill the Bravery Bonus and go back to the Underlevel Bonus we had long ago.
People will PUG gladly, as the more the better to manage a quest 5 Level Higher than the highest party member. ( for the full bonus, Yes that means LVL 8 Characters in Madstone )
DDO is not built to support a mega server where everybody is on one single server. From what we know of DDO it doesn't support well more than 100 people in a single instance.their servers that they call a "Mega Server"
I'm not sure a Single DDO Server can support more than 10/15K players at a given time.
So a Mega Server is a No Way without investing huge sums of money into a 8 year old game. ( or put another way : there's better things to do with that money like making another totally different game )