Are there any alternative methods for checking? It's obvious that the feature was removed merely to disable the remaining players from witnessing the continual drops in average server population per server.
Still, I'd really like to know how servers are faring, because if my server (Lindblum) is still dipping ever closer to less than 400 players online during peak times as it was before the server pop counter was removed, I'd rather be able to see the end coming for my server, or at least until server merges kick in.
I've been off of the game for a month now, but was thinking of getting back into again what with the new updates, but I don't want to waste my time if players are still quitting en masse. So, any types of sites up with accurate information on average server populations for FFXIV?
Thanks a lot!