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  observer

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OP  3/26/13 4:02:33 PM#1

https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/free-transfers-to-medium-populations-worlds/?utm_source=client

From now until April 1, you can transfer to worlds with a medium-sized population for free! You’re still restricted to one world transfer per week, so choose wisely.

Here are the current medium-population worlds:

NORTH AMERICA

  • Eredon Terrace
  • Ferguson’s Crossing
  • Gate of Madness
  • Henge of Denravi
  • Northern Shiverpeaks
  • Sorrow’s Furnace

EUROPE/MIDDLE EAST

  • Arborstone (FR)
  • Dzagonur (DE)
  • Fissure of Woe
  • Piken Square
  • Ruins of Surmia
  • Vabbi
  • Whiteside Ridge
  observer

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First came pride, then envy.

 
OP  3/26/13 4:03:13 PM#2
doom & gloom posts commencing in ....3 2 1
  QSatu

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3/26/13 7:21:23 PM#3
I don't understand why PS is medium sized. Today the amount of people in WvW and pve zones was ridiculous. It actually felt like the maps were far too small for the amount of people running around.
  Volgore

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3/26/13 7:26:07 PM#4

It's good for the game that they are not too shy to do this early.

  Doogiehowser

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3/26/13 7:27:21 PM#5
Originally posted by observer
doom & gloom posts commencing in ....3 2 1

So i am confused you are in favor of it or against it? lol

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  Jean-Luc_Picard

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3/26/13 7:30:15 PM#6

They aren't closing any servers. They are just trying to spread the load, which is no easy task considering the nature of the average MMO player.

They are still recruiting for GW2 on their job offer web page. I doubt there's any problem beyond the load balancing one.

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  Gaia_Hunter

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3/26/13 8:35:21 PM#7

Without letting people move their guild advancement with them it will be very hard to convince anything but the really big guilds to move, and even those might be reluctant.

 

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  Gaia_Hunter

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3/26/13 8:40:09 PM#8
Originally posted by observer
doom & gloom posts commencing in ....3 2 1

Not much chance to fly since clearly there are problems of over population in some servers, especially during the boss world events (which made Arenanet chance the special loot from each world boss event from once per character per day to once per account per day) and even WvW queues.

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  jpnz

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3/26/13 9:55:19 PM#9
Pretty sure the overflow is from the guesting and not the home based players. I know TC got hammered all the time.

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  Scalpless

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3/27/13 4:08:46 AM#10
Looks like they want to spread the population a bit, so that high pop servers would be less crowded. A good idea, but I doubt free transfers are going to accomplish much.
  User Deleted
3/27/13 5:05:26 AM#11
Good idea but doubfull it will have good results.
  Nadia

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3/27/13 10:20:10 AM#12
Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
Originally posted by observer
doom & gloom posts commencing in ....3 2 1

Not much chance to fly since clearly there are problems of over population in some servers, especially during the boss world events (which made Arenanet chance the special loot from each world boss event from once per character per day to once per account per day) and even WvW queues.

agree - WOW has always offered the same thing

free transfers off of overcrowded servers

 

  Jean-Luc_Picard

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There... are... four... lights!

3/27/13 12:52:46 PM#13
Originally posted by Nadia
Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
Originally posted by observer
doom & gloom posts commencing in ....3 2 1

Not much chance to fly since clearly there are problems of over population in some servers, especially during the boss world events (which made Arenanet chance the special loot from each world boss event from once per character per day to once per account per day) and even WvW queues.

agree - WOW has always offered the same thing

free transfers off of overcrowded servers

Yup - my guild back during Lich King in WoW used that offer to transfer from Runetotem (EU), which was overpopulated by Italians and lagging very bad at prime time during raids, to Chamber of Aspects (EU), where we finished the expansion in peace and without lag.

Remember that full guild transfers where not available in WoW during a long time too. For now, in GW2, we'll have to do without. I agree it's annoying, there should be a way to transfer a guild to another server with all earned perks and points.

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  hikaru77

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3/27/13 12:56:13 PM#14
Originally posted by observer
doom & gloom posts commencing in ....3 2 1

Dont worry, if it was swtor then yes, but since we are talking in GW2 is something good, revolutionary and innovative.  

  Gaia_Hunter

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3/27/13 5:29:24 PM#15
Hikaru77
When swtor was 7 months we had seen:
layoffs;
server mergers;
bad financial reports;
more layoffs;
more bad financial reports;
freemium model announced.

But I'm sure haters and fanboys have been the reason for that.

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  SteeJanz

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3/27/13 5:34:00 PM#16
Originally posted by hikaru77
Originally posted by observer
doom & gloom posts commencing in ....3 2 1

Dont worry, if it was swtor then yes, but since we are talking in GW2 is something good, revolutionary and innovative.  

Ok.  So just to help a meathead like me understand things correctly, SWTOR server merges last September and the recent announcement of the Asian Pacific servers merging with the US servers is exactly the same as Anet offering free transfers from Highly populated servers to Medium populates servers.  

To think that this community has tricked me into not believing that reducing servers is the same as keeping the same amount of servers.  Dang you MMORPG community!  How dare you!

  Torvaldr

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3/27/13 5:38:38 PM#17
Originally posted by SteeJanz
Originally posted by hikaru77
Originally posted by observer
doom & gloom posts commencing in ....3 2 1

Dont worry, if it was swtor then yes, but since we are talking in GW2 is something good, revolutionary and innovative.  

Ok.  So just to help a meathead like me understand things correctly, SWTOR server merges last September and the recent announcement of the Asian Pacific servers merging with the US servers is exactly the same as Anet offering free transfers from Highly populated servers to Medium populates servers.  

To think that this community has tricked me into not believing that reducing servers is the same as keeping the same amount of servers.  Dang you MMORPG community!  How dare you!

So free transfers from high to low pop servers now means merges and closures?  Good to know.

WoW has been doing this for years.  They must be tanking too.

Just to clarify.  Rift has had massive server merges.  TOR has had massive server merges.  I say that because they had a lot of servers, then they merged them into fewer servers.  Now Rift has, for a long time now, offered free server transfers even if they weren't merging servers.  The former I call "server merges".  The latter I call "free server transfers".   See how that works?  Different words mean different things.

Curse you AquaScum!

  hikaru77

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Posts: 1013

3/27/13 5:58:42 PM#18
Originally posted by SteeJanz
Originally posted by hikaru77
Originally posted by observer
doom & gloom posts commencing in ....3 2 1

Dont worry, if it was swtor then yes, but since we are talking in GW2 is something good, revolutionary and innovative.  

Ok.  So just to help a meathead like me understand things correctly, SWTOR server merges last September and the recent announcement of the Asian Pacific servers merging with the US servers is exactly the same as Anet offering free transfers from Highly populated servers to Medium populates servers.  

To think that this community has tricked me into not believing that reducing servers is the same as keeping the same amount of servers.  Dang you MMORPG community!  How dare you!

You are talking from a hater point of view, and thats why i said that. The ¨merge¨ didnt was something bad, i mean, they did it with 1 mill of subs or so. The problem was the swtor servers, too many and with a low population cap so 6 months after launch and even with more than 1 mill of subs we did find most of the servers with low population or ¨ghost towns¨, lot of people just stop playing the game. The answer to that problem was the ¨megaserver technology¨  that we have now, with the merge lot of people returned to the game, at this point swtor doesnt have 1.7 mill of subs but with all the F2P players, they have more than 2 mill playing the game with just 17 servers (8 from NA and 9 from EU) , all of them heavy and full at primetime. So from a hater point of view the merge was a sign of the dead of swtor, the truth is far away from that and all you need to do is take a look at the server status. 

  SteeJanz

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Posts: 346

3/27/13 6:26:59 PM#19
Originally posted by Torvaldr
Originally posted by SteeJanz
Originally posted by hikaru77
Originally posted by observer
doom & gloom posts commencing in ....3 2 1

Dont worry, if it was swtor then yes, but since we are talking in GW2 is something good, revolutionary and innovative.  

Ok.  So just to help a meathead like me understand things correctly, SWTOR server merges last September and the recent announcement of the Asian Pacific servers merging with the US servers is exactly the same as Anet offering free transfers from Highly populated servers to Medium populates servers.  

To think that this community has tricked me into not believing that reducing servers is the same as keeping the same amount of servers.  Dang you MMORPG community!  How dare you!

So free transfers from high to low pop servers now means merges and closures?  Good to know.

WoW has been doing this for years.  They must be tanking too.

Just to clarify.  Rift has had massive server merges.  TOR has had massive server merges.  I say that because they had a lot of servers, then they merged them into fewer servers.  Now Rift has, for a long time now, offered free server transfers even if they weren't merging servers.  The former I call "server merges".  The latter I call "free server transfers".   See how that works?  Different words mean different things.

Yikes.  I got the "words mean different things" response.   I guess I was lacking in my forum edicate and obviously failed to get my point across.   I guess people really need the "/sarcasm". 

When SWTOR was interjected into the thread, it had to be at some defense of SWTOR or a pot shot at GW2.  The "Free Transfer" to higher populated servers in SWTOR was to reduce the servers and bring players together.  Since GW2 was doing the opposite of what SWTOR was doing, the two are not comparable.  Even though we live in a world that constantly bends definitions to fit our own desires, it's a bit of a stretch to say they the opposite is the same.

 

  SteeJanz

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3/27/13 6:35:59 PM#20
Originally posted by hikaru77
Originally posted by SteeJanz
Originally posted by hikaru77
Originally posted by observer
doom & gloom posts commencing in ....3 2 1

Dont worry, if it was swtor then yes, but since we are talking in GW2 is something good, revolutionary and innovative.  

Ok.  So just to help a meathead like me understand things correctly, SWTOR server merges last September and the recent announcement of the Asian Pacific servers merging with the US servers is exactly the same as Anet offering free transfers from Highly populated servers to Medium populates servers.  

To think that this community has tricked me into not believing that reducing servers is the same as keeping the same amount of servers.  Dang you MMORPG community!  How dare you!

You are talking from a hater point of view, and thats why i said that. The ¨merge¨ didnt was something bad, i mean, they did it with 1 mill of subs or so. The problem was the swtor servers, too many and with a low population cap so 6 months after launch and even with more than 1 mill of subs we did find most of the servers with low population or ¨ghost towns¨, lot of people just stop playing the game. The answer to that problem was the ¨megaserver technology¨  that we have now, with the merge lot of people returned to the game, at this point swtor doesnt have 1.7 mill of subs but with all the F2P players, they have more than 2 mill playing the game with just 17 servers (8 from NA and 9 from EU) , all of them heavy and full at primetime. So from a hater point of view the merge was a sign of the dead of swtor, the truth is far away from that and all you need to do is take a look at the server status. 

Nope.  Talking from a facts base point of view.  Even though it was rather smart aleck.   I hope SWTOR is doing great for the players that want to play it.  No reason to defend it by trying to make it sound like SWTOR did the same thing when they didn't.  Server merger's are to reduce servers/costs not population.  Merging servers is commonly taken as a sign of failure in the MMO industry.   It isn't necessarly true in all cases though.  Bioware could have been a little to optimistic at the beginning and started with to many or they could have needed more servers at the beginning because the game was more popular at the beginning.  Either way I don't care.  It still isnt the same thing as what GW2 is doing.   Sorry if that hurts peoples feelings.  It doesn't mean GW2 is better than SWTOR.

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