You can tell when there is not a single line in trade chat for 20 minutes.. that would imply that the server is dead.
yeah it's on life support right now. a lot of the raiders have transferred to more active servers.
Man i love this server been on it since vannila its never been this dead got i hate it.
And now... with virtual servers coming in 5.4, xfers seems to have been a short term bandaid. Time will tell, but it seems to me that they may have found a solution to keep the game alive. and Kudos to the business minds there who were savvy enough to make a 50% sale on all character services right before an announcement that was sure to diminish demand on the most used one.