@ERICK001BC You can literally level to 21 in the first five minutes of the game, just sitting in the lobby doing all the starter quests. It would make more sense to do what SEGA used to do in Japan, according to Vets of the game, and force players to create a SEGA ID that has your home number, and address, and whatever else they used to ask of you, as supposedly there were fewer bots on the JP version.
Honestly yes playing on the Japanese serves is one of the reasons I thought of it. Though Sega in itself is a big company, some people might now want to do a sega account but a PSO account would be specific to that game similar to cod/battlefield. Though if they update it to how ubisoft, or epic games I can see that working.
Another reason why there weren't as many bots in Jap servers is because rarely did they ever actually buy meseta. Over here in NA there are countless of people admitting to purchasing it, just scroll through twitter. I even seen a few here on the forum complain that they where banned for that. If ppl buy here, they aren't going to leave. Thinks of south park homeless episode.