Please do not discredit others because of their location, APAC is Asia Pacific and South Asia use to have 100ms pings but that has increased to like 400+ms and having faults between Australia and Asia doesn't help http://advisories.internode.on.net/item/10735/
so it isn't a mystery.
If the population is so dire on MDN doesn't that make MDN the minority ? Maybe the most vocal in this thread but still a minority.(see no different to the above comment) Put the recommendations up but the decision will be made holisticly and you may not see all the factors.
If you think opening up transfers is going to scatter the community, I didn't know that you guys could make so many not want to play with you on a server to the point you have to force them to stay.
No wonder the majority of those that have differing views to those in this thread mostly stay away from it.
The thing about opinions are they are very subjective.
That Internode problem seems to only be temporary. I'm actually on Dalborra but even this server could do with more players. It's not that people "would not want to play with us" - the issue would be there would be no unified decision so some may think everyone is moving to US servers while others may think everyone is moving to Dalborra. Others might just be too lazy or couldn't be bothered moving at all. Would just end up diluting the population.
I'm not discrediting your opinion i'm merely pointing out that getting transfers rather than a merge just for the sake of those playing in Asia is not a very "holistic" option. Merging the servers then ALSO offering transfers a short time later (so that people can decide whether they would still like to move) would make a greater propitiation of the player base happy
time zones, im am only 3 hrs behiund aussie but more than 9 in EU sooooooooooo. yeah. also i play on a pvp server id like to stay on a pvp server, not pve carebear ville , id be very upset if i was forced into a pve server.
That's a fair point about the time zones. Those that play there would be able to make a decision about whether or not the timezone difference is worth the latency and then transfer off the merged server when able to. WRT pvp - that's based on individual opinions - some would rather sacrifice pvp for a good latency and healthy population.
I'm not saying I don't think transfers are a good idea - they will certainly help more people get the outcome they want. I just think the servers should first be merged, just so everyone can see what its like. Then offer the transfers a month later for those that still aren't enjoying themselves
I'm going to try not retaliate to other posts (hard habit to break
) as you're right - this thread is meant for the offering suggestions rather than arguing with each others. Would just like people to try come up with suggestions that try to make as many people happy as possible rather than just themselves