According to The Herald and the news area of the patcher, Mythic is offering a seven day, 20% boost to experience and renown to players who make Order characters on a few select, and presumably imbalanced, servers.
We are pleased to introduce Realm Population Bonuses. These bonuses are temporary boosts to help new players get into the game and strengthen their allies’ efforts on servers where their realm struggles to keep up with the growing armies of their enemy.
For one week, these chosen servers will bestow divine gifts upon the designated realm to help swell their ranks and give them the power to try and turn the tides of battle. Players who join the vanguard will receive a 20% bonus to renown and experience!
I have to wonder how likely that is to work. Will it be enough to help the balance issue?
I suppose if you were a brand new player coming into the game without friends already playing, it could be a minor draw. A week’s worth of bonus isn’t a bad thing.
I don’t think this will shift any of the current game population.
[Addendum: I took that screen shot last night. The list of servers has since been expanded.]