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  NeoZcar2

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Joined: 3/08/12
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3/31/12 10:38:26 AM#21

I thought all this had already been answered by the devs. I was under the impression from what I had read that once a new 2 week round started you were stuck competing for the server on which you originated at the start of that round. During the round you can switch servers but when you enter V8 your still competing with your original servermates until that 2 week round ends.

 

Am I wrong because that was what I thought I had read and it honestly seems like the only honest and fair way to run V8.

  Apraxis

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Joined: 9/28/05
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3/31/12 10:43:40 AM#22
Originally posted by Connmacart
Keeping people locking on a server they don't want to be on is much worse and can easily damage the community. You don't limit what a player can do, because that causes resentment. 

You can switch your server at anytime, just not your homeland.. and that for a good reason explained a view times in this thread(exploit avoidence). And in almost all other mmos you cant switch your server in any case, just reroll on another server.

And wtf are two weeks in a mmo? Not even worth to mention. Seriosly, give at least a reason why it is that hard, which is not already countered. But.. no.. not necessary.. i dont care anyway.. ;)

  jmcdermottuk

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3/31/12 10:47:53 AM#23
Originally posted by Apraxis
Originally posted by jmcdermottuk

This forces people to participate for their current server if they want to get the bonus. What doesn't happen is you get barred from playing W v W, so no part of playing the game is denied you, just the bonus effects.

Ok, i understand your arguement. But, this is at least in my mind not a problem. Let say you want to switch your home server, because all of your friends play at another one.(one of the legit reasons) But you are a avid WvW player and cant be without it. (and i can understand that) But then just wait when the server rotation occurs, and switch then.. maybe they can even give the option, that you register for a homeland switch, and you will be then switched at the next rotation time.

In such a scenary you can play(at longest 2 weeks) WvW, just without your friends at your old homeland, and switch than as soon as possible to your friends homeworld with being able to play WvW immediately. So.. imho no problem.

With the current system you can swap server now, and play with your friends right away. You just don't get the W v W victory bonuses until you've been residing on that server as your Home Server until after the next 2 week campaign has finished.

  jmcdermottuk

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3/31/12 10:50:36 AM#24
Originally posted by NeoZcar2

I thought all this had already been answered by the devs. I was under the impression from what I had read that once a new 2 week round started you were stuck competing for the server on which you originated at the start of that round. During the round you can switch servers but when you enter V8 your still competing with your original servermates until that 2 week round ends.

 

Am I wrong because that was what I thought I had read and it honestly seems like the only honest and fair way to run V8.

You're not wrong. The OP poll is irrelevant due to this. I think the OP was under the impression that a server move denied you acces to playing in W v W, or perhaps that it should deny you access. I think the current setup is perfectly reasonable and will work well.

  Loke666

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Joined: 10/29/07
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3/31/12 10:55:18 AM#25
Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

That would be bad... people would halfway switch servers just because they are on the WvWvW loosing side...

There is absolutely no reason for server switches for WvWvW, as you can allready play PvE on all servers.  So make it hared to switch servers or all the elite jerkists will ruin a lot by continually switching to the winning side

That is not exactly true. If you switch from your start server for PvE reasons and find one you really like you should eventually be able to switch to the same server for PvP also so you can PvP with your friends. Or maybe you get unlucky and choose one of the servers with lowest population after a while.

But 1 rotation is fair.

  ShakyMo

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3/31/12 10:58:48 AM#26
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  Darknezzzz

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Joined: 1/19/10
Posts: 82

3/31/12 11:46:14 AM#27

As long as possible. Probably 2 weeks until the new rotation. Because it is not interesting, when a person just constantly changes servers, being a pvp w***e just because his first server looses. That would result in huge population of one server and no population for another.

  User Deleted
3/31/12 1:55:35 PM#28

You missed the "None" point in the poll, unless the "Until new rotation" is few mins tops?! Why should there be any delay, to say more then 5 mins? Everybody ahve the timer and then all are teleported out of WvW and it reset. Dont think this will take long, dunno?!

  Shroom_Mage

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Joined: 9/21/05
Posts: 871

It's all or nothin'!

3/31/12 4:20:43 PM#29

Locking a player out from playing is a bad idea. Why would ArenaNet want to ban you from a part of the game for using one of their services?

Just increase the time it takes before you can get the bonuses.

How is this even a thread? How would anyone think adding a lockout timer is a good idea?

It'll probably cost gems to switch anyway. A single player might fork it over every few weeks, but a whole guild? Unlikely.

"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -Dr. Seuss

  fiontar

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3/31/12 4:24:48 PM#30
Originally posted by feena750

I think until a new server rotation occurs.  Otherwise people may still switch servers to win in that round.

Exactly. Agreed. At least the cooldown on receiving any of the benefits, they may not have much of a cooldown on being able to fight for the new server.

We know that your buffs from your home server follow you when you visit other worlds for PvE. So, I'm guessing that you will remain tied to your previous Home Server for the next full two week rotation, but it's possible you may be able to fight for your new Home Server sooner than that.

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