Being a little bored, I decided to see how many servers did not have players. To do this, I let all the servers load to a total of 4916 servers.
Next, I went through to the page that actually had at least one player for both the community and modded section. The community section had 25 pages of servers without players. There are 23 servers per page. The modded section had extremely close to 100 pages of servers without players.
Using simple multiplication and addition, there are 2875 servers out of 4916 without a single player. This equates to 58.5% of all servers have no players. Personally, I thought about starting a server myself, but I must be realistic. Is my server likely to gain players or fall into the category of having no players? I’ve seen popular servers go to dead, and mine would likely due the same regardless of how good of an admin I was. There are so many alternative servers.
What are your thoughts on the excessive amounts of servers?