More or less, this ambiguous announcement for "SERVER MERGE", altered almost all servers in games. I come from Realm 90 farstead where many yellows moved to orange (strongest color in realm), so they can grow safe and prepare for merge. It is not totally the end for the server like other i read and hear, but altered a lot the balance of the game. Adding the fact of migration glitch, that is the strongest color is defined only by number of cities and NOT the power of players, brings the game to a dead end.
I strongly believe Lilith Games did not put the proper attention on the announcement, that actually they are thinking of merging only very old servers at start. So when somebody sees, SERVER MERGE IS COMING, actually is getting prepared for this.
And regarding hengli comment that it is not their fault if players are making their own assumptions, friendly speaking always, keep in mind that wrong assumptions are derived from not clear announcements. So in my eyes it was not handled with care. I can understand your good intention to improve the game, but this announcement was wrong the way it was made, and now many realms are driven to an unbalanced situation.
I really hope you will find a way to resolve this messy situation, so we can start enjoying this great game again....
House: Yellow, 1FN
Rank: Humble Servant of the Kingdom