I'm going to have to say west coast.
this is the worst idea ever. The only way to give asian players or players in europe any type of competitive ping will be to move the shard into asia or europe. And looking through all the data that asian players have posted, their best ping from san jose will be at 154. However in doing so, you are causing east coast players to get into the 80s and 90s, and there are a lot more eastern based players than asian players on this shard. And by east coast players, I mean the entire east coast, not just 1 state.Just in my honest opinion I think we should be placing the server in a place where it reduces the ping for the country's that have the highest ping.
actually i guarantee east coast players sit in the majority of places 4 - all, and if you add them up it will greatly outnumber the single state of california or asia.
The sheer numbers of people in asia outweigh the us as a whole; starting and playing uo they heard about from a friend for a day would really increase their ip numbers a lot. I would like ryan to run a check of ip's this past month and to post those results. Im just saying there is absolutely no way asia should be sitting where it sits now. Theres only a few asians i run into a week.