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Miffy
01.05.2012 , 04:35 PM | #1
Any one else noticed that the servers were all full during peak times the other week and now all the full ones are now only heavy or very heavy. Lots are just standard now and you log on to them to see what the populations are like and you'll get like 20 people in a zone compared to around 80 in the very heavy ones.

Bioware needs to start merging servers before they make the mistake every other developer has done with mmorpgs ever since WoW. If you're part of an unpopulated server you're more likely to quit because you cannot find the people to play with.

It's not a doomsday thread but Bioware need to get on top of the population decline before the servers get too underpopulated and people quit.

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Ellvaan
03.26.2012 , 04:43 AM | #2
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Stratovaried
03.26.2012 , 05:11 AM | #3
Red Eclipse: 835 republic and 947 empire(not including all lvl50's),
Kellian Jarro: 185 republic, 158 empire
both standard load
Didnt read the whole last thread, but there was discussion about how standard servers have around 100 on the fleet in prime time. But the difference between the two ends of standard seems to be pretty huge. I typed who from lvl 1-10 and so on, on both factions on both servers. So not sure about the total amount of players in red eclipse, as it showed only first 100 results for lvl50's.

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Vahzl
03.26.2012 , 05:15 AM | #4
My server has someone standing in the Tatooine Cantina.

I also asked in general if people were online, they said no.

NERF SERVER POPULATION!

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Reico
03.26.2012 , 05:18 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by TwwIX View Post
"Enjoy the discussion", you say? Ahh, i see! "You may enjoy your discussions as long as they do not contain any criticism towards us or our handling of this game . Otherwise, they will be immediately locked and/or completely removed. Good day!"

There we go. That's so much less vague. No?
Posting in a thread called "server population is dropping"

Oh the irony.
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Felixthebat
03.26.2012 , 05:25 AM | #6
My server was pretty much a ghost town during the times that I played so I just waited til about my normal time frame and checked the few servers that had standard or higher rating on the forums and picked one to reroll on. Only had 1 50 on Empire and a couple other crafting alts, so I'm not too worried about it. If a merge/transfer comes around and I can get my old players and legacy levels back, awesome. If not, I'm not too broken up about it.

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Gorrdan
03.26.2012 , 05:25 AM | #7
Continuing from last discussion..

So you need a LFG tool because you cant get any guilds to accept you?

No wonder it promotes ninjas and trolling.


@Halofax

Nope that is not what i said. I said if you are already in a good guild and part of engaging community cross server LFG tool shouldn't concern you. I am still waiting for you to answer me though what is this community that will be destroyed? because 50 to 100 people standing in fleet is certainly not what i would define as strong community.

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DigitalPrime
03.26.2012 , 05:32 AM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by Gorrdan View Post
Continuing from last discussion..

So you need a LFG tool because you cant get any guilds to accept you?

No wonder it promotes ninjas and trolling.


@Halofax

Nope that is not what i said. I said if you are already in a good guild and part of engaging community cross server LFG tool shouldn't concern you. I am still waiting for you to answer me though what is this community that will be destroyed? because 50 to 100 people standing in fleet is certainly not what i would define as strong community.
In an MMO without instant gratifaction tools like LFG. People would know who was what on your server. If you were a ninja, Your name would get around the server, which would get you black listed. A community built, people got to know peoples rolls and classes. Idiots would be outed and black listed and the server balance would take effect. At the moment in WoW, people log in, push a button, jump in an instance with no community ties. people ninja with no back lash. people act like idiots with no back lash as they know all that they have to do is join another queue.

No thanks!

Server merge yes, Cross server LFG no thanks.

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Gorrdan
03.26.2012 , 05:39 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by DigitalPrime View Post
In an MMO without instant gratifaction tools like LFG. People would know who was what on your server. If you were a ninja, Your name would get around the server, which would get you black listed. A community built, people got to know peoples rolls and classes. Idiots would be outed and black listed and the server balance would take effect. At the moment in WoW, people log in, push a button, jump in an instance with no community ties. people ninja with no back lash. people act like idiots with no back lash as they know all that they have to do is join another queue.

No thanks!

Server merge yes, Cross server LFG no thanks.
Heard this excuse so many times and those who want to ninja still do. Community at large could gives rats ***. But thing is LFG if cross server has more benefits than negative. For those who are not lucky enough to find good guilds are on mercy of spamming 'LFG' praying to the gaming gods that someone hear their plea.

I have been on a very healthy populated server from beginning and i don't buy this bull for a minute that merging servers would automatically make grouping easy which is one of the major issue causing players to unsub once they hit 50. You could be on the most populated server and still spend hours spamming LFG thanks to holy trinity system.

I have no use of LFG because i run with my guildies only and we are tight group of friends, but i can understand why others would want a cross server LFG.

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Trenter
03.26.2012 , 05:43 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by TwwIX View Post
"Enjoy the discussion", you say? Ahh, i see! "You may enjoy your discussions as long as they do not contain any criticism towards us or our handling of this game . Otherwise, they will be immediately locked and/or completely removed. Good day!"

There we go. That's so much less vague. No?
Uh, did this thread get closed or what?
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