Realm mergers

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Currently I see 3 deadish realms for every 1 decent realm so is a plan in the works to do any mergers anytime soon? If some of these deader realms came together (Ravenholdt needs aid!) it would save a lot of people the time and money. Dead realms are claiming my horde DK & Lock.
Mergers would symbol a decline in population/subscriptions causing a mass panic though out the community.
Blizzard is currently in denial about the current state of Cata so I seriously doubt they see a problem with dead servers, they expect those players to return....... eventually LOL.


Sorry to tell you the truth might be best to pay for a transfer or just re-roll.
Blizzard is currently in denial about the current state of Cata so I seriously doubt they see a problem with dead servers, they expect those players to return.......


Soon ™

Otherwise, listen to the Pretty Hair. She speaks the truth.
Ouch. So I either re-roll or pay the bucks. O well. Just going to put those toons on a high shelf to collect dust then.
O just as an example. Alot of Everquest is dead deniers would make fun of anyone saying they where quiting for WoW. Once servers began to merge there wasnt much they could say to prove otherwise.
08/07/2011 04:26 PMPosted by Nivvy
it would save a lot of people the time and money.


That right there is your answer. Blizzard from a company stand point has no intention of saving your time or your money.

Also as other's pointed out merging servers would be an admission that populations are decreasing.

08/07/2011 04:43 PMPosted by Anari
O just as an example. Alot of Everquest is dead deniers would make fun of anyone saying they where quiting for WoW. Once servers began to merge there wasnt much they could say to prove otherwise.


Thing is Blizzard has been good with responding to players needs. They just take forever to get it just right.
Merging servers = Dead game

Blizz won't do it because it would symbolize the decline of WoW.


They merged servers before I thought.
Its official, im leaving WoW for Everquest.....

j/k
Merging servers = Dead game

Blizz won't do it because it would symbolize the decline of WoW.


And then the snow ball effect will begin, mass exodus of all realms, players would begin shopping for other MMO's competitors would increase marketing using the mergers as proof that Wow is dead, like Wow did to Everquest.

With so many MMO's comming out I wouldnt expect Blizzard to begin mergers till they where ready to direct players to their other games like Titan.
[quote]Merging servers = Dead game

Merging servers also brings up the horrible 'name' issue. Who's entitled to what name if this happens? What if someone has no choice but to be on later, after a merge, and has lost the name they have been using for years to someone who just happen to have a level 10 alt they barely play get the name?

There's a lot of issues with a merger of servers then just an outward appearance on Blizzard.


Roll some dice to see who gets the name. I don't know. So many gone now you would think some names would be freed up a bit.
08/07/2011 04:26 PMPosted by Nivvy
Currently I see 3 deadish realms for every 1 decent realm


Really? You've been on every server and counted how many people are playing on it currently? Amazing.

I must be lucky then, because the three realms I have toons on are all active realms.
Tha name thing is easy to Fix honestly, what ever realm is on the receiving end of things, those players will have a choice to change or keep their names.

Now if you are merging say 2 small realms to make 1 med to high pop one, Ill be willing to bet the name issue wont be that severe.

Personally I think that guilds will be a bigger issue, simply because guild transfers are not available yet and losing that lvl 25guild may be a tough pill to swallow.
08/07/2011 04:58 PMPosted by Cyberweasel
Currently I see 3 deadish realms for every 1 decent realm


Really? You've been on every server and counted how many people are playing on it currently? Amazing.

I must be lucky then, because the three realms I have toons on are all active realms.


he is talking population and it really pretty easy to check on server activity.progression and so on without having to be on that server
08/07/2011 05:07 PMPosted by Lasiter
he is talking population and it really pretty easy to check on server activity.progression and so on without having to be on that server


Really? Because even according to wowcensus, which is a horribly inaccurate snapshot of servers, over half the servers have a +10k population. Methinks someone is using hyperbole and made up numbers to inflate their argument.

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