Ghallanda became the default "new player" server after the mass exodus where Ghallanda, Cannith, and a smattering of player population from other servers moved to Orien. Thus, Orien has the biggest population due to that (and will probably be the case for a while).I am new to DDO.
When I login I always use Ghallanda (cause it is the first one)
great point re auction house—servers that are deadish like Wayfinder means that there is no market for your stuff and unlikely you will find something there that you might need.OP: It depends. Are you a soloist? Then it doesn't matter. Want an active guild? Doesn't matter. Want LFM's for your quests? Yeah, depends on time zone but, with multiple servers, that can be a crap-shoot as well.. Here's what I've observed:
Arg - k is steady
Sarlona AH is dying, AS rulez
Orien - Thealnis, same.
Wayfinder is lagging, yet it persists, and seems to be surging? IDK, IDC
To sum up: Find your people B) Unless you're a solo player: find a guild that won't kick you.