Ok before I continue I want to say that I got the "numbers" I am posting from riftstatus.net. I know this is not a official side and he only list - lets call it a "rating" - but till someone hands out official numbers I have to take what I get. I also want to add that a rating of 1 or 0,99 is the lower limit, because the servers donít have a status below "low" - that alone brings a decent inaccuracy into the hole thing, but in the end it doesn't matter if a server is dead or "very" dead ;)
16 Servers (1xPvE-RP, 3xPVP, 12xPvE)
4 Server with a rating of 1 or 0.99
average rating of all servers (including the 4 with a rating of 1 or 0.99): 1,319
7 English (1xPvE-RP, 2xPvP, 4xPvE)
5 German (1xPvE-RP, 1xPvP, 3xPvE)
4 French (1xPvE-RP, 1xPvP, 2xPvE)
16 servers in total
9 Servers with a rating of 1 or 0.99
average rating of all servers (including the 9 with a rating of 1 or 0.99): 1,123
I play on the Argent server, who is one of those 9 with a 0.99 rating (PvE-RP). I know that Argent was around 1.4 for a while, so it might not be the worst shard.
To say the server is dead may be a bit much - but it feels empty, and if you don't do anything SOON the server might be dead in a few months (along with all the other low-pop ones). This problem is not going to resolve itself , you need to do something.
That people leave the game for whatever reasons is not new, but those that start new avoid low-pop servers. Hell even I would avoid a low pop server if I could chose a medium-pop server as well.
To sum it up:
Trion, you have 9-10 almost dead Eu-Servers do something about it !