http://tentlan.gamehelper.net/…ypufdrHCUxabohrmtNJ_gD5SU - the real proportions of the battle, the new dead server from the beginning
Whoever came up with the idea to merge "special" servers with normal servers should be fired immediately. Who in their right mind can believe that putting one server where you can do 12 barbarians per day - which BTW can have even more resources than the highest regular ones on barbarian servers - together with a server where you can only do max 6 per day?
Purely from that, it is more than 10 Million Stone, 10 Million Obsi and 5 Million Coacoa more resources on one vs. the other server. Per DAY! That server ran for 1.5 years, so roughly 540 days. You can do the math yourself.
Not to mention that with this increased amount of resources, you can build your own resource buildings much higher, giving you yet more resources compared to the normal servers. And that you can get much more resources by raiding others because they do the same.
Also very odd that in this group, there was only 1 country-specific server (normal server) while there was another group with 3 country-specific servers (FR, EN and something else, I forgot). Why not simply merge the 4 country-specific ones into one?
Again, very bad decision, both commercially and from a player perspective. I hope more than just me will learn their lesson from this and completely quit this game.