There are many downsides. Have you heard about Dade?
How would you feel if you were the top Faction for years, there was a merge, and now you’re #6?
How about if you came in to an old region, as a new player, that was very advanced and you were stomped continuously because everyone else has a very advanced roster that has been years in the making?
These are not good experiences and even if one person were to feel that is so – that does not mean that everyone else would agree.
We are looking into different options.
There are other completely valid reasons brought up by others within the community that suggest mergers would be a negative experience as well.
I don’t know if there will be an answer 100% but it is still something we are looking into still because we understand the frustrations.
That is all I know and will say on the matter – will keep you updated as I can!