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cross server play is only real fix

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cross server play is only real fix

SidneyFault's Avatar

06.27.2012 , 11:53 AM | #1
Hello All,

Look I know a lot of people have strong opinions about this but after what I have seen recently I have to voice mine....

I firmly believe that the current fix for server population was disastrous. Trading medium to low servers for long que times, server lag to to high traffic, and things like that is not really ok. Along with people basically being forced to switch servers. My server, Mask of Nihilus, went from having a few hundred people playing to a ghost yard. Now I feel like I have to give up (possibly) my character names, recreate my guild, with possible a new name and things like that. And while I know that I am probably the minority here, that was never the right thing to do....

The Obvious fix for server population for pvp, warzones, operations and the like is cross server play. That would have obviously maintained server populations without people having to give up something like character names, legacy names, guilds. Also would have prevented the huge cluster **** of extremely high que times, 45+ minutes wait times... you would have given the community exactly what they wanted all a long... Which is something that has even asked about at the guild summit.

Cross server play would give us not limit pvp, warzones, or operations groups to the number of people on the server but would allow for groups to be formed across all player.. now how is that a bad idea.. I heard that that would give people anonymity... which is absurd, as you can always report players regardless of cross server... I mean for the most part most large MMOs all have cross server play of some sort. The solution given to us makes ZERO sense. because it still limits the number of people available and has only given rise to a number of other issues..

DEVS, care to explain this one???? Why the giant step backward?

I am curious as to what the rest of the community thinks.

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MalakDawnfire's Avatar

06.27.2012 , 11:57 AM | #2
I honestly don't like anything about Cross-realm LFG after being dealt that card in World of Warcraft but I can certainly understand the appeal of quicker queues and can deal with it, I'd prefer if they -do- add it to maybe have the option to join a LFG of people purely from your server.

There's just something about meeting people, talking with them and befriending them then realizing you'll never probably see them again that leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Urael's Avatar

06.27.2012 , 11:57 AM | #3
SSLFG Only: NO CSLFG it will ruin the community!!!

CSLFG NoW!: Game is doomed with out CSLFG. RaWr!

1000 posts.

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Repeated refferenced to BW already stating there will be no CSLFG.

Repeated BW sucks.

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No official responce in thread my Community managers.


bionamaster's Avatar

06.27.2012 , 11:59 AM | #4
You guys actual sort of wanted Heavily Populated Servers. Be careful what you wish for.
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Fardarter's Avatar

06.27.2012 , 12:05 PM | #5
For pvp certainly.

PVE is a little different but I don't think you can argue that it would ruin the community since I the game has been out for a while now and they have been merging servers. If there was a thriving community to be protected at all costs I don't think you would see so many server mergers.

The game has lost a lot of players, I think it is in everyones best interest to attract as many players as possible. Anything that adds players to the game should be weighed and considered.

I tried out the group finder last night 2x. once at level 10 and once at level 15, the level 15 wait was longer but not too too bad. Rift was certainly quicker though.(rift crosses servers) One thing I would like to see added is the option for you to return the where you were before joining the instance.

Its all about convenience. You would think travel would be easier in a universe with warp speed than those with bows and arrows but the way this game is set up too much time is wasted just zoning.

SidneyFault's Avatar

06.27.2012 , 12:05 PM | #6
How is cross server a bad thing? Seriously.. single server limits the total number of people available for pvp, and warzones to the number of people on your server.. cross server allows for that number to be exponential. The benifit being easier to get a group or pvp game going which out having to rely on a heavy/high traffic server with load issues... I mean the idea that you can still try to select a group from your single server as well was a great idea. But again how is this s bad idea and how will it ruin the game, with or without
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MasterKayote's Avatar

06.27.2012 , 12:26 PM | #7
No xserver! (really dont need yet another thread on this). The servers are huge now! Fatman got stuffed with tons of servers! Almost as if Bioware essentially divided the servers into battlegroups then merged them. The queues are practically as long as those in WoW anyway. People are expecting insta-queues in eveything they do ... that doesnt happen anywhere in any game other than for end game, and even then its mostly for healers and tanks, DPS still waits.

Youre basically asking them to fund and maintain near empty servers because you dont want to possibly change your name? Really? Are YOU prepared to pay the maintenance costs to keep your server running?

Temad's Avatar

06.27.2012 , 01:36 PM | #8
Apparently the main cause the x-server haters had is that people would "ninja" and not be held accountable.

Sorry to burst your bubble but "ninjaing" was in FULL effect last night with complaint after complaint in /General.

Names were listed and it was meaningless.

X-Server NOW.
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imallHD's Avatar

06.27.2012 , 01:41 PM | #9
Have you seen the hour+ long queues?!?! By far the worst thing they have done. They will be lucky the game survives this.

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06.27.2012 , 02:08 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by imallHD View Post
Have you seen the hour+ long queues?!?! By far the worst thing they have done. They will be lucky the game survives this.
just how lucky?
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