We will be removing access to the Lounge/Tavern for all players across all servers on Wednesday, May 15.
Although the Lounge may be more problematic in certain games or servers due to the differences in population, we've had trouble with all Lounge channels at some point or another. For public channels, the World Chat will still be available, but players will need to abide by the much stricter guidelines there if they want to use it. Player-made Groups chats and your Syndicate channel will still be available as well.
If you want to have conversations like the Lounge has been accustomed to, you're more than welcome to use one of the many free chat clients that exist out there like Facebook Messenger, Discord, Skype, etc to make your own off-game groups to talk about whatever you like.
You can read more about this on our Forum Post.