Indeed. I would not play Outscape if there wasn’t an ATD server. Main is just way too slow for my playstyle.
Frankly I don’t see any reason the ATD server has to close as I am still actively playing on it and is right now engaged in an interesting border war with a top 10 player. However due to lack of players it might be better to force everyone on one ATD server. But the amount of time I have sunk into it building fleets and colonies…
Also, since there aren’t any restrictions on what alliances can do, I see all ATD galaxies being dominated by mega alliances, politics and blob warfare. Something that I personally disliked in Eve and I imagine not being so fun in this game either. Difference is that in Eve you had plenty of places (more than half of the galaxy) where alliances cannot dominate other players but in Outscape there isn’t.
So going forward, assuming they haven’t found a solution for mega alliances stomping on noobs and solo players, it would be nice to have a second ATD server for people not interested in alliances and blob warfare. Maybe by disabling alliances on that server.