There has been some discussion of late about the declining population of some servers and the potential need to merge shards together sometime in the not too distant future. The obvious benefit would be bringing players and resources together which will keep current players active and entertained. And the obvious flaw is housing. What are we going to do about all the old player towns and establishments that would be destroyed in such a merger? Several with a decade or more of history. The Solution? Merge the Servers. Don't merge the Facets. What do I mean? Take for instance the developers decided to fuse Baja and Chesapeake into one server. Ilshenar and the Lost Lands would be fused. So would the Stygian Abyss. But rather than fuse the housing landscapes togeather; they would leave them. So Baja-Chesapeake would have two Trammels, two Feluccas, two Tel Murs, and two Malases. No one would loose their housing. No one would loose their establishments or their villages or their prime real estate in Luna. There would remain an abundance of housing. And each pairing of servers would benefit from an increased pool of players to play with. To PvP with. To RP with. Thoughts?