I know it’s been a while since we’ve updated this thread, and I wanted to let you know that we haven’t forgotten about our Oceanic players. Now that we’re at a more stable point in time (post Free-to-Play transition and post holidays), we wanted to re-examine this issue. We’re going to be completely honest with you: there doesn’t seem to be an easy solution for anyone. We’ve seen many ideas from you folks such as merging all three servers into one, allowing for transfers to North America servers, and even not doing anything at all, but none of them seem to be an ideal solution for all. This is why we are now opening up this dialogue with you.
In this thread, please let us know what you think the best solution will be for your servers. I know there have been many suggestions already, but I would like to collect the most current ideas for us to consider. After that, our team will review and discuss what is feasible and what makes the most sense to do. Please remember to follow all forum rules and be respectful of each other’s ideas, even if you disagree with it.
Thank you all, and we look forward to your ideas.
The only server with a real population problem is master darnala. The server suffers during the day due to not having the americans present, but overall, its not too bad.
The ideal solution in my opinion would be to do away with server types altogether, one big happy server, and perhaps make the pvp flag a setting you choose at character creation. A hardcore option if you like. Players that were on the pvp server are set to be pvp flagged permanently wtihout an option of turning it off. As for pve players, they can still toggle their flag as desired, because, coming from a pvp server, we can handle a little ganking. I actually emplore them, if they can beat us, then good on em.
I dont think this method would cause too much of a change to existing code. The flag already exists, its just a matter of making it set like it currently does on a pvp server, but mixed with the pve setting.