So basically I think it is just Gravity wanting to streamline players into servers based on region so they can simplify everything and don't have as much work to do since the remaining low population perhaps doesn't warrant the investment in their eyes sadly.
Yeah, that's my feeling, too. But I also wonder if we could have had an impact if we tried to contact someone in management directly rather than relying on Camp and crew alone. They probably wouldn't expect foreign players to try and come to them directly.
But that would require some sussing out, figuring out exactly who to contact and how to avoid messages being summarily memory-holed, disregarded, etc. Depending on who it is it might even require having some people fluent in Korean helping out.
NCSoft, my only experience with them is when they shelved the Korean MMO I was accepted into the close beta of before it even launched. The game had some fun ideas for the time so I was very disappointed in their decision.
Oh, I could tell you tales. The death of City of Heroes was a pretty BS move, but I think they were at their worst in how they handled offing Tabula Rasa.
To avoid derailing the topic all I'll say is: As a result of their actions, Richard Garriott sued NCSoft and won, even when NCSoft tried to appeal the decision.
As for CoH, to this day you can still make City veterans weep and rage when you remind them of what happened to their game.