I have a had a couple emails and messages asking if it is possible that Imperian could close.
No. Barring IRE closing, Imperian will never shut down.
MKO was vastly different. We paid an enormous annual license fee to use the Midkemia IP. The game was never as successful as the original IRE games. Imperian is our own IP. It has no license fee. If any IRE games dropped to zero population, we would move the game to one of the other game servers and run it for zero cost.