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Daniel Erickson reveals plan to merge into super-servers!

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Daniel Erickson reveals plan to merge into super-servers!

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Pahomi
05.23.2012 , 06:00 PM | #1
From the interview:

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PCG: Will they be cross-server at launch? Is that planned for the future?

DE: They will not be cross-server as we are coming up on a huge move to servers with massively higher population caps than we have today.
That's actually an excellent idea imo. That's even better than merging the servers. I mean yeah, it is a server merge in a way but super servers with a much higher player cap? Hell Yes! But WHEN??

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Sutaka
05.23.2012 , 06:01 PM | #2
About bloody time.
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ShadowOfVey
05.23.2012 , 06:03 PM | #3
Yep it's good. Hope it happens sooner than later.


I guess this means their "target" servers for people to transfer to will be ones they want to keep open. Maybe after they gradually do character transfers as an option first to get a bunch of people to the new "super" servers, they'll do forced char transfers off the ones that didn't move when they're ready (and then close them).

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Rayla_Felana
05.23.2012 , 06:03 PM | #4
Please god tell me this will quieten down the immense whining in these forums.

I must say this idea intrigues me,

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Valkirus
05.23.2012 , 06:03 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Pahomi View Post
From the interview:



That's actually an excellent idea imo. That's even better than merging the servers. I mean yeah, it is a server merge in a way but super servers with a much higher player cap? Hell Yes! But WHEN??
Sometime in the Nebulous future. And do you consider Rift to have a huge population on it's 16 servers?
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Dinadan
05.23.2012 , 06:05 PM | #6
That would be cool, something akin to DCUO or Eve.

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getdownsb
05.23.2012 , 06:07 PM | #7
Sweet, so how many updates will tout that this "massive change" is coming, then on the eve before the update is released it will be removed from the update and put into the "Coming Soon™" category? For that matter, when will this be implemented? Because relatively standard features are only recently being announced as "Coming Soon™", 6 months post release. So when can we expect a change like this? 2-3 years from now?
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Shankos
05.23.2012 , 06:07 PM | #8
It's hard to believe there's much benefit in expanding to "super servers" in order to increase the maximum population of a server when the game's population as a whole is spread so thin.

How many "regular" servers could the community fit into?

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Skidrowbro
05.23.2012 , 06:09 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Valkirus View Post
Sometime in the Nebulous future. And do you consider Rift to have a huge population on it's 16 servers?
Uh, 250k playerbase which is Rift or 1.3mil playerbase(supposed) which is ToR. Even if we lost another 300k, still doing better then the joke called Rift

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Grevlin
05.23.2012 , 06:09 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Rayla_Felana View Post
Please god tell me this will quieten down the immense whining in these forums.

I must say this idea intrigues me,
I think we have a new trend- complaining about the complaining. I hereby declare that every thread shall have a post complaining about the complaining. Which will then lead to posts complaining about complaining about complaining. And the complaining about complaining about complaining about complaining. And then *BOOOM!!!*

But yeah, that would definitely explain why they've been tiptoeing as far as measures to deal with server populations. I mean, whatever measures they implement will cost money and time, which would be taken from other measures. If it turns out to be incompatible or other with their new hardware, that's more bugs and potentially time wasted.