Pardon if I'm repeating anything someone else has said, I read the first 2 pages, but the last 2 I ignored. As of right now, 5:30 PST, right in the middle of turk time, I can still get into Ares 3 without premium. Have you ever thought that K2 has put thought into this, and will be making the player cap higher? For anyone who is complaining about getting in, just pay 9 bucks, or give someone GB or an item to buy prem for you, its not that hard. As for the dropping of the third server, I think in doing this, they will not have to pay to maintain the third server, and through analyzing what they are getting from each server, they probably aren't generating enough revenue out of the third servers to outweigh the prices they are paying to maintain the third server. So by dropping it, they will keep close to the same revenue, and loose the payment on the maintenance and upkeep of the third server, which will in turn provide more money to improve the 2 servers that are left. it's difficult to criticize business decisions like this until they are made, and the effects of them are apparent. You can speculate all you want, but I'm willing to bet that after its said and done, and K2 decides to put a potion of the saved revenue into the upkeep of the remaining 2 servers, things will be less laggy than they are right now, there will be an xp party you can sit and wait for in almost every area, and the PK zones will be fuller.