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How is the population on this server now?

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How is the population on this server now?

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Griftter
11.26.2012 , 05:08 AM | #1
Just curious if the F2P has made the server jump in pop like it has the other servers?

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LordBarok
11.26.2012 , 09:10 AM | #2
It has definitely increased pop, especially during prime hours. There are still slow times, or at least what appears to be slow on fleet, but there are still many online throughout the planets and opposite faction. Can't always judge the server pop by fleet alone.
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SithLordSix
11.26.2012 , 10:48 AM | #3
The real question is is pvp any better,faster ques, or any ranked at all.
Dont think you will get anyone to say yes to those questions.
And any defenders will only say f2p haven't hit 50 yet. And yes seen some already.

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SawneyRath
11.26.2012 , 03:01 PM | #4
There's Ranked Warzone nights for those, and normal ques are never more than a few minutes wait. I don't know how FP's are popping, but I'd assume they are popping more frequently now, seeing as F2P players can que for an unlimited amount of them.

To say F2P increased our numbers is accurate, but we are still lower in the population level than some other servers. Dromund Kaas holds around 100-150 people at peak times. Usually more than the Fleet. Hoth even had 45 people the other day. So, yes, the server has grown some.
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DarthOvertone
11.26.2012 , 05:31 PM | #5
The way BW rates the population on this server is strange. I play on two servers, this one and The Bastion. Yesterday, both showed a status of Heavy pop. I logged into Jung Ma on both my Pub and Imp. Showed one instance each of 130+ on Imp Fleet and 110+ on Pub Fleet.

Cycled through my toons for crafting and switched servers. The Bastion had two instances for Pub Fleet with 90+ in the second and two instances on Imp Fleet as well with 200+ in the second.

Now I know taking a survey of Fleet isn't the be-all-end-all of server pop, but I think it's a pretty solid general indicator of how the pop is doing. Not trying to hate or anything on our server pop, it's just something I observed yesterday. BW is rating the population densities for the servers the same, but clearly, the pops aren't anywhere near comparable to each other. Sort of odd.
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SawneyRath
11.27.2012 , 12:18 PM | #6
I honestly think that Fleet populations do not mean as much as people think they do in determining what "status" a server is. Dromund Kaas regularly has 100+ people on it at prime time (after F2P hit), even when the Fleet has 90 or so. And that's one of the planets.

Server status would come from EVERYTHING in the server. Planets (both Imp and Pub), Fleet, Space (Missions), People sitting in their starships, People in Warzones and Flashpoints, People in Raids, and so on.

So to base a servers health just by sitting on the fleet and not looking around is not the best way to do it. Its like looking at the very first paragraph of a book. You only get a small sample of what is really going on.
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DarthOvertone
11.27.2012 , 12:34 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by SawneyRath View Post
I honestly think that Fleet populations do not mean as much as people think they do in determining what "status" a server is. Dromund Kaas regularly has 100+ people on it at prime time (after F2P hit), even when the Fleet has 90 or so. And that's one of the planets.

Server status would come from EVERYTHING in the server. Planets (both Imp and Pub), Fleet, Space (Missions), People sitting in their starships, People in Warzones and Flashpoints, People in Raids, and so on.

So to base a servers health just by sitting on the fleet and not looking around is not the best way to do it. Its like looking at the very first paragraph of a book. You only get a small sample of what is really going on.
Agreed. However, DK and Coruscant are packed on The Bastion as well, each with well over 100 peeps pretty much at all times. So comparatively, I think Fleet is still a decent general indicator. For Fleet to not be a good general indicator, Jung Ma would have to have peeps piled up in a unique planet/zone that is strange or out of the ordinary. I don't think this is the case.

I just think Jung Ma's overall population cap is set lower for some reason and that the Light - Standard - Heavy indications are based on a percentage of the population relative to the set pop cap. But who knows. Just strange to see the difference. Saw it again last night.
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SawneyRath
11.27.2012 , 05:00 PM | #8
Could be that Jung Ma is reaching the "minimum" limit for a Heavy indication, while The Bastion is well into the status. That's more likely in my opinion.

So if 100 players is what a server needs to be "Heavy" then Jung Ma would have 100 and the Bastion would have 150. Just little numbers for ease of understanding the comparison .
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TuxedoMazoku
11.29.2012 , 09:30 AM | #9
I'm pretty sure the minimum number for a "Standard" population is around 1k, and the top is around 2k+ before it's called "Heavy". I imagine "Heavy" works pretty similar. In fact I seem to recall a thread somewhere on the forums detailing the exact numbers for all server status possibilities, but I believe there's a fairly decent disparity.

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WaywardOne
11.29.2012 , 10:17 AM | #10
The server status page has been useless for awhile. The numbers seem to be relative to their normal rates or something.
And yeah, fleet numbers have also temporarily stopped being a good barometer. For the last couple weeks fleet has been slightly heavier than usual but Tython, Ord Mantell and Coruscant have each had bigger pops than fleet by a hefty amount.
Obviously it's way too early to judge the impact on level 50 content especially things like rwzs.
I leveled a Trooper with the f2pers and was still dealing with 3 hour gf qs during weekends but I think I quickly outleveled most of them and am not sure that most knew about gf.