Yeah, the fact you’re completely wrong about Sage never hitting 60. Sage regularly caps out at 70, that’s why people are asking for an increase to the population cap on it and why an overflow server will probably be necessary.
Golden was however not an overflow server; it was its own server with different rules that required a seperate staff mindset. Most notably, it created a lot of friction on the codebase as two warring tribes fought over something being good for Sage and bad for Golden or vice versa. We do not have the manpower to support a codebase split or trying to manage two altogether seperate projects, and it’s very clear that Golden should not be Beestation’s focus moving forward given the heavy bias for Sage in both players and staff.
If you think it won’t be that hard, literally anyone here is free to take our code and try making their own LRP project.
Players will always gravitate toward the one with higher population unless they are explicitly seeking the lower population server out, or being forced to connect to it because of population cap overflow. The only way the two servers would even out is if the majority of players want lower pop, because everyone joining is choosing the one at currently lower pop.
It’s kind of baffling you can even claim this when we can’t even force people to play golden as an overflow server. People requested bans from Golden just so they wouldn’t be redirected into it.