H1Z1 boasts 150-200 early access servers, including 'carebear' servers [Updated]

Shut up and give me my ten bucks per month, little man. My Porsche needs some performance upgrades.

In preparation for the early access launch of zombiebox H1Z1, SOE's John Smedley has been busy on social media. Over the weekend, he asked Redditors for suggestions for 50 zombie-themed server names. Last night on Twitter, he indicated that the game will have far more servers come Thursday:

looking like we'll have 150-200 H1Z1 servers on 1/15. [9:19 PM - 12 Jan 2015]

we'll be announcing the distribution of them (i.e. rulesets, etc) in the next day or two. I think people will be happy. [9:19 PM - 12 Jan 2015]

even the disgusting PVE carebear servers will be ready day 1. I'm not happy about that but people tell me I need to get over it. [9:20 PM - 12 Jan 2015]

Don't worry, PvE players who've been buying SOE MMOs for 16 years. We're pretty sure he was kidding.

H1Z1 early access launches January 15th. Smed has previously warned players that they should "NOT BUY EARLY ACCESS" if they are hoping for a completely finished game, but given the number of servers, we expect no one is listening to that advice.

[Update: Smed's confirmed that yes, that was meant as a joke. This afternoon, he tweeted, "so for you PVE loving folks, we will have vanilla PVE and hardcore PVE that requires headshots, and only support First Person. [...] so despite my jokes, we really have gone out of our way to make sure PVE players will be happy. Not everyone enjoys KOS [...] for PVP we will support hardcore as well.. first person only, headshots required and you lose recipes when you die (ouch)."]