Hi! Siren right now is going to be like any other server in the respect it's what you would say has a "normal" population for this time in the game. Most players are in Abyssea doing their thing. The server merge bringing Diabolos server to us should make the population grow and hopefully it will bring more newer players and returning players like ourselves to group together!
Siren has an awesome community. Drama is rare, even during the height of HNM. The JP community kind of keeps to themselves. There are a few EU linkshells too and they are generally friendly. Usually if you ask for help or /shout you can get a response. While there are many "endgame" linkshells there are still casual linkshells as well and people like myself getting back into FFXI from scratch doing CoP, ZM, etc.
Feel free to /pm me here and if you join Siren send me a /tell and I'll add you and your brother as friends and we'll have a blast! I'm in Michigan so Est time. I work part time from home currently so I'm on throughout the day usually 4-7 days a week. Hope to see you soon!
3rd times a charm!
Killing monsters and eating their very own flesh while continuing to kill their kinsmen is what WAR is all about.