Yes, this server does limit the maximum number of players who can be logged in at the same time. The cap has been as low as 500 and as high as 1500. There has NEVER been a moment in the servers life when it didn’t have a cap. Why is that, you might ask? It’s because Old Time DAoC is quite popular and at the moment, Genesis is the only place to scratch that itch. So Thousands of players have created accounts. If we didn’t limit the number of players, the server would crash after a few minutes. Therefore we do cap the maximum number of players.
To see what the current cap is go here: http://daoc-origins.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4444