true is that all gf/ge servers which were opened last 8 month live less than 2 month or even less than 2 weeks. problems are not only donation/no donation. ppl who open tham didn`t know what to do/how to fix. they just buy servers and opened them. tonnes of bugs and abuses couz of low intelect of admins dead gf/ge chronical on server monitorings(hop/topzone and other ru/eu/american sites) doesnt mean that ppl dont want to play on tham just there is low count of ppl who able to make good GF server.
shrine has own comunity and +- good setups for freeshard server. all bugs on their client are fixed and Emca`s hands growing from place they should be. for my 13+ years expirience of l2 this server probably most stable and corect with all settings (but olly geodata: flying tanks on roofs, daggers in walls, rush with 1/5 distance they should be, no seeing target when stay face to face).
stable position on hop/topzone is also + for server population.so u haven`t afraid that server could be start with 50ppl and we have a good chance to get active community on top pvp chronicals.