I’ve seen it happening a lot, so I’m going to make a text post thing about it.
If you are going to transfer off one of the congested servers, pleeeeease make a new alt on whatever server you plan to go to first. Get a feel of the community and population. Make sure it is somewhere that you would be happy to make your new home. I have seen it happen several times that people have transferred to some low population server, only to be met with either toxicity towards transfer players, or dealing with an empty/low population server after having been on Balmung/Gilgamesh for so long.
I don’t mean to start or stir any sort of drama with this post, but if you plan to transfer, PLEEEEASE do your due research first. You won’t be able to return your character to Balmung/Gilgamesh anytime in the near future, and you should be making the move to have a fun play experience.