Hey everyone, server population and faction balance has always being a
hot topic in SWTOR. In response to the surging demands in the early
days of SWTOR launch, many servers were opened up to drive down the
server queues. Come March 1st, oceanic servers will be opened up, this
will add quite a few servers to the already extensive sever list.
To my knowledge, there has being previously very little, if any,
study on the actual SWTOR population for each server. Bioware has not
released any actual numbers and 3rd party sites lack the tools to
analyze the population effectively (i.e. TORstatus.net offers a
longitudinal examination of server load, but offers no insight to actual
I have started a little project that will give some actual numbers to
the population status on each of the SWTOR servers. This project is
only completed for US PVE and RP-PVE servers. If there is enough interest, I can do the same for US PVP servers and maybe EU servers in the future.
All the data are collected by hand, via creating two level 1 characters
on each server and using the who list to record population numbers in
As it is impossible to collect data for all the planets for all the
servers at the same time, I have restricted myself to 6 planets + the
fleet for each faction and restricted my data collection to “prime-time”
for each server (i.e. 6:30 – 10 pm EST for East Coast Servers and 6:30
to 10 pm PST for West Coast servers) over a span of 3 days.
The six planets studied are:
K/T – Korriban/Tython
D/C – Dromund Kaas/ Coruscant