Not all of the details have been worked out, but SOE has posted the Vanguard server merge plan up on Vanguard Players. The current 13 servers will be reduced to 4 total.
Some of the key details are:
- There will be 2 US PVE servers,
- 1 EU PVE server
- 1 US PVP server
- All existing servers will go away and everyone will be moved to new servers
- SOE will have a poll for the new naming the new servers
- PVP players will be able to move to PVP OR PVE servers
- PVE players will only be able to move to PVE servers
- PVP rule set will be FFA
At some point prior to the consolidation, players will be able to log in with their characters and enter a slash command (/MOVESERVER) that will allow them to select the server on which they want that character to reside.