From the patch notes about adding another Dimension (server):
Please keep in mind though that no matter where you create your character, the single-server technology of The Secret World allows you to play with any character from any other dimension. Cabals are also able to recruit their members from across every dimension. A dimension in The Secret World can hold tens of thousands of people playing at the same time.
Very cool and I had a taste of that when I lost connection to the server I was playing on and it asked if I wanted to move to another server?
While this isn’t really a gameplay innovation, it is an underlying technology innovation… at least for MMOs.
How long before Blizzard jumps on to this sort of thing? Guild Wars 2 is supposed to be aiming at a similar mechanic with their overflow server.. sorta.
Down with server transfer fees?
Down with announcing server merges because it really doesn’t matter any more?