Since this statement comes up about 20 times a day, I figure we should add it to a sticky post so people can refer others to it. An Empire server is a very unique server. We have 1500 residences per server, a unique economy system that integrates with our community website and many other things. While these things are all amazing, they take a toll on the hardware. We did a lot of testing for months when the Empire launched and we found the perfect limit in terms of playing with no lag. Coincidentally, it also happens to be a good threshold for the chat not being overwhelming as well. Rather than making an unplayable server with a million slots, we've adapted a system where we grow based on our supporters. While the Empire started as a small hobby between friends, it's popularity has grown to a point where we have constant streams of people trying to connect at any given time. As we're able to afford and handle it, we will add new servers (each with it's own new limit) to the Empire. So, long story short, while we won't add more slots to the servers, which would decrease their performance, we will add new servers as we're able to.