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DuckimusPrime
03.24.2013 , 09:06 AM | #3154
Quote: Originally Posted by Mowermanx View Post
Why is a merge even needed if everyone can transfer to where they want to go?
A free transfer token adds a risk choice for all APAC players. They have to choose between going to a already high pop server and sacrificing ping, or staying on APAC in the hope that enough other players decide to stay on APAC to give the server a good population.

No one wants to be stuck on a low population server, so a lot of players might decide that to use their free transfer to move on. Which kills off any chance of the APAC server building a decent population. This is why you merge the server, and only allow transfers to it. It literally forces the APAC server to increase in population and if it does reach a decent level, people are more likely to stay.

If it doesn't reach a decent level after that, well then APAC was always doomed. And the servers will probably be shutdown.