I'm not sure Instagib would save the Atlanta server. I actually considered sniper arena for it because it was popular in that region long ago but probably also just wishful thinking. Have been trying to decide how much longer to keep it running actually but will probably keep it running through the Winter.
It really only ever got players late at night on weekends in the past (around midnight in the Atlanta timezone). This used to happen once every other week or so and then there would be 10+ players for a few hours. Now that only seems to happen once every couple months.
I didn't really get complaints about earlier versions of that newnet but maybe it is just no one mentioned it. Timtim's original version did always feel smoother to me for some reason though. I'm not sure what state the public release of that is in. It would be cool if you guys could compare Atlanta's feel with the London 2 server to rule out network problems. They are currently both running the same version of newnet.