As far as the mergers go I really hope they reconsider the concept of merging smaller servers with larger servers. It will put the players from the smaller server at a severe disadvantage from an economic standpoint. I think a more reasonable approach would be to merge multiple smaller servers together if their goal is a much larger population. Instead of merging just two small pop servers together merge three into one if that's what's needed to reach their population goal. I still have my reservations about mergers especially the technical end of things. I really don't want to log in one day to find half my toons and my neighborhood gone because they botched the merger and now I need to provide an extensive character and inventory list just to regain what I lost in a virtual natural disaster.