There is always a possibility that economy blah blah blah... but then again, I'd rather have a populated server than a temporary economic issue.
a temporary economic issue
03/22/2013 05:53 PMPosted by Traledaa temporary economic issue
Err... Population changes have lasting effects on server economies.
I guarantee that - even if the effect is only a small change - the effect will not go away unless enough people leave to negate the population change.
Having said that, Blizzard is averse to server merges.
Will WoW ever see a realm merge?
I hope not. I would rather they fix the population issue for ever and not apply the band-aid fix of realm mergers.
I mean wouldn't having a smaller list of realms to choose from fix population issues permanently.. lol
03/22/2013 06:29 PMPosted by SolaruI mean wouldn't having a smaller list of realms to choose from fix population issues permanently.. lol
Temporally...that is why it is a band-aid. The worst part is that historically, realms that have been part of mergers tend to be the ones that run into population issues int the future.
Am I missing something? I don't understand how it's a temporary fix. Less realms to choose from = higher populated realms?
03/22/2013 06:37 PMPosted by SolaruAm I missing something? I don't understand how it's a temporary fix. Less realms to choose from = higher populated realms?
Temporally. What happens when the population of WoW goes from 10 million to 7 million? You need to either find a permanent fix or reapply the band-aid over and over again. As I said before, the worst part is that realms that are part of mergers tend to be the ones that become low pop in the future.
How do you propose solving the issue with duplicate names? In both guilds and characters
Consider that people have built relationships with people on these servers, each one has a community of players. When you do a server merge you destroy those relationships, you destroy these communities. This is exactly what Mythic did with WAR and why that game lost so many subscribers so quickly (on top of the fact that the game was indeed, horrible) I should know because I was one of the many who lost their guild/friends/server community to server merges.
Server merges risk doing more harm than good to the game and I hope that Blizzard never considers them as an option for the foreseeable future.
Once again. They are never going to merge servers. Name clashes....hmmm...also some people like low pop servers. Also..you can xfer realms or make a new toon on a high pop realm. How many times do we have to see this thread?
OH and I like my low pop server.
We've had realms merged before?
Wow might be down to 7 million pretty soon It's numbers keep dropping has anyone looked at the graph?You know, WoW is going to go down but it is also going to spike up when new content is released, just like when MoP came out. That is another reason for dynamic fixes that can adjust to temporary growth as well.
03/22/2013 06:50 PMPosted by SolaruWe've had realms merged before?
Well NetEase has merged realms in China before but that was only 8 or so months ago, I was talking "historically" as in several other MMOs. WoW was not "My First MMO" as it was for so many people at the time of it's launch :PWow might be down to 7 million pretty soon It's numbers keep dropping has anyone looked at the graph?You know, WoW is going to go down but it is also going to spike up when new content is released, just like when MoP came out. That is another reason for dynamic fixes that can adjust to temporary growth as well.
But community isn't really an issue imo... ( and I'll know someone will disagree with me)
but really.. if a whole realm gets merged with another whole realm, your community will expand, nobody will really be lost, and considering that guilds have so many spaces makes it easier.
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