We end up with three now . Columbus is messed up if it gets a crowd so if we try merge we risk certain fail or months of issues -So Columbus as it stands now -and I am stuck in it - is being used by players who did not like MMP or just like farting around in game . MMP is an active pvp environment , like old Columbus Guilds made " arrangements " so players can compete , if you are not in with the group you are just a fish in shark waters . NO problems with that if that is what you like GO for it.
Columbus is more laid back period and most everyone knows each other and lots of sharing and cooperation happens all the time . I seldom log in on my main account and play newby alts -first hand info- LOTS of help and not nutty players is all I seem to find .
Zhenghe all I get is bored guys who attack anything that moves . I am semi retired and have made end game accounts on multiple servers for years , I am TIRED of the same crap grind then update and grind more crap for 11 plus years , so despite the fact I sit on multiple thousand IM points ( 40 k plus ) and have decent old accounts for when I was very active , I know I can jump back in and just get a oil change and tune up and be back in game.
REALITY -Dagama is already been merged from COOK , so it makes sense to keep a somewhat undamaged server to try new merger tools on .
Everyone knows I have solid against mergers for years but it is time if we want game to keep being hosted by IGG to cut cost and attempt to re-boot game a bit . But with server transfers , when same old bad guy players exist and no one even attempts to enforce against cheats and exploits , soon you get two servers , then soon this game that is around since 2006 in NA / EU is a goner except maybe on Snail run platform .
FOK can't make players stop being sociopaths and this is what drove most casual gamers away from VCO and made servers empty . Since I get the COMPLAINTS , I can say it is fact , followed by lack of service and game got bad ./ I grew out of it.
I am somewhat active in many games and old VCO players always seem to find me or I find them. This is not WOW or any big budget IP . Enjoy it for what it is , for as long as you can.