So it had to happen. Several forum members, including myself posted that if XP points were only to be gained on Epic servers for the foreseeable future, then they should run a Dallas server. Dallas is really the best place in the US to bring in the most players with reasonable pings. As of tonight, the first Epic Dallas server is live.
What this does is make the Unreal Carnage Dallas Hub nearly redundant. Hopefully Epic can figure out sooner rather than later how to authorize non-Epic Hubs to support XP progression and replay recording. Having a fully customized Hub like the current iteration of the UC Hub is only fun to run if people actually play on it.