You do realize there is more than a server cost to maintaining an MMO? They have to pay their employees, the company bills, software licenses, hardware upgrades, various office equipment, etc. And all of that in Sweden of all places.so youre telling me, they need 200k for buying the game, then 900k over 1 year to pay for 1 server? youre trippin or dont undestand how much server costs are.
As it stands right now, the game has only had about 100k put into it. Ive saw indie games release cheaper. The cost isnt an issue for me either, the cost constitutes an NA server. I can tell you right now, if there isnt atleast an NA continent, then most people who want to play from NA and SA wont play. Id before having up an NA server then getting rid of one when the playerbase drops. There is no downsides other than henrik willing to put the money we will be paying toward that.
Personally I'm not against the server being located on the east coast of NA (I am EU), but your cost analysis was lacking to say the least.