I certainly hope not, while I wouldn’t be opposed to migrating characters over, merging the server assets would be devastating. from what i’ve heard the inflation on tiancity is even more wildly out of control than it is on tranquility.
The introduction of that much isk, and that many ships would cause prices of plex to skyrocket even more than they have been. while simultaneously crashing the value of everything else.
migrating characters, and hell, even plex along with them, would still let chinese players join our server without feeling like they have lost EVERYTHING and are having to start over completely from scratch. and letting them bring their plex along (the only thing that is actually bought with IRL cash) means that they could still have a good head start isk wise. while at the same time dumping a whole ton of plex onto the market, helping to keep the prices down.
I also think that all the worries about a merger with chinese players causing tranquility prices to over inflate the same way are just ■■■■■■■■ fearmongering. AFAIK the reason for the massive over inflation is because their “big blue doughnut” situation is much much worse than it is here, (when was the last time you heard about a major null-war from tiancity). while i’m sure botters exist, its more the lack of asset destruction and even greater null-safety that causes the inflation. things that wouldn’t just suddenly change overnight.
They would still need to carve out a new area for themselves to operate in, which would result in more null-wars, at least in the short term, which is a good thing.