Whether servers fill is more up to Battlelog, the number of empty servers currently out there compared to the number of players, and factors that the customer controls (number of seed players, server mode, etc). So, I don't expect for R9 to help with server emptiness issues. R9 may help with crashes and other concerns, however, and near the end of this month, I expect for the a ton of empty preordered servers to go down after their first paid month ends.
It is up to EA/DICE to release information publicly on R9.
Agreed. I think the only thing holding me back from a full server everyday is the infamous black loading screen.... I can see joiners in battlelog constantly but the number just idles at 14...16....18... then back down to 8 because no one can get through. I'm confident that if R9 fixes this... alot of us will have full servers.
Gotta give it to NFO for handling Dice's crappy server side issues so well. You guys rock.