Agree with this. High character population does not equate to power or quality. It is also in no way an indication of server/clan potential. You won't know until you play on the server.All I will say on this thread is server size does not equate to any extractable positive metric for server quality.
A server can have 200 full str Rangers at EG and barely be able to down gelebron or BT while a server with 20 really serious and dedicated players that know their toons inside and out can down BT with only 40 likes it’s a walk in the park.
While it’s cool to look at the numbers, just remember that’s all they are and that they are far from the whole story.
There was a clan when I was a noob on arawn with over 1500 “active” members but the best boss they could kill was falgren (this was in 2012/2013).
This isn’t to say big servers aren’t strong or good, epona has the best economy and is easily the strongest server. All I’m saying is don’t only look at the numbers
Speaking for my own server, there's around 35-50 actual humans that are endgame and active on Sulis (logging multiple times a day constitutes as active IMO). Perhaps another 25 or so that are semi-active. And then we have perhaps another 10-25 that don't actually play the game, but log often enough so that their characters stay visible on the leaderboard (looking at Era directly into his eyes). Everything else is either an alt or someone multilogging. That's the reality you won't find by simply browsing the highly misleading leaderboards.