I posted this in Brandywine, but I wanted to see what people over here thought too. I'm am new to LOTRO, and I'm looking for a server with a good population. I've been playing in Firefoot for a few days and it seems pretty dead. I've heard that Brandywine has the largest consistent population, but that Dwarrowdelf currently has the largest active population. This graph illustrates:
But, it looks like there are spikes for each server due to Turbine changing the default server for new players, who mostly quit playing after a week. I'm wondering if Dwarrowdelf is just in one of those spikes and is most likely going to drop back down to an average sized server, or is the sudden growth for real? I want a server with a long term, healthy population where I can find groups for raids/instances for all range of levels. So is Brandywine good for all levels, or is it mostly full of high levels now? And what is the population in Dwarrowdelf like?