I know this is a tender subject, but hear me out… official servers are busy or empty, sometimes in between, however, live in a long lonely list. I know there are fixes, optimize to servers, etc, but this would work.
Wipe the servers, move some together or wipe and remove unnecessary servers and set the population at 60/70. You’ll have more clan warfare, trading and socializing amongst larger populations and on PvP servers I have no doubt a lack of foundation farming.
Even on PVE-C and PVE servers there’s more people building and communicating with others that cab attribute to a healthier atmosphere.
Yes, fixes are coming and the servers need serious support, particularly with exploits and macros, but this is what the plan was at EA. Bring it back! 40 people on a large map doesn’t do a ton and besides there’s room at 60/70 For stragglers to show up.
Just my two cents. I doubt it would happen, but at this point, there’s not much else to lose.