Trending Games | Elder Scrolls Online | WildStar | ArcheAge | Star Wars: The Old Republic

  Network:  FPSguru RTSguru
Login:  Password:   Remember?  
Show Quick Gamelist Jump to Random Game
Members:2,644,012 Users Online:0
Games:681  Posts:6,077,651
Blizzard Entertainment | Official Site
MMORPG | Genre:Fantasy | Status:Final  (rel 11/23/04)  | Pub:Blizzard Entertainment
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download,Retail | Retail Price:$19.99 | Pay Type:Hybrid | Monthly Fee:$14.99
System Req: PC Mac | ESRB:TOut of date info? Let us know!

World of Warcraft Forum » General Discussion » Whered everyone go?

2 Pages 1 2 » Search
22 posts found
  Jimmydean

Hard Core Member

Joined: 9/21/04
Posts: 1258

 
OP  1/12/12 8:52:58 PM#1

Like really? Every single raiding guild on my server is in Trade Chat recruiting, including mine. I just transferred to this server, Mannoroth, not long ago off of a different dead server because of the population. Now this one is dwindling and there are no recruits here either.

Seems like the typical final expansion patch lull kicked in a lot earlier this time, possibly because of LFR, SWTOR, or the fact that Dragon Soul just wasn't entertaining.

Starting to re-think the value of my annual pass. Anyone else? Normally I hate WoW doom and gloom, but its getting gloomy on my server, and it seems like I'm not the only one.

  Epicent

Advanced Member

Joined: 9/16/10
Posts: 662

Die clickers Die!!!

1/12/12 8:56:43 PM#2
Originally posted by Jimmydean

Like really? Every single raiding guild on my server is in Trade Chat recruiting, including mine. I just transferred to this server, Mannoroth, not long ago off of a different dead server because of the population. Now this one is dwindling and there are no recruits here either.

Seems like the typical final expansion patch lull kicked in a lot earlier this time, possibly because of LFR, SWTOR, or the fact that Dragon Soul just wasn't entertaining.

Starting to re-think the value of my annual pass. Anyone else? Normally I hate WoW doom and gloom, but its getting gloomy on my server, and it seems like I'm not the only one.

I am also on Mannoroth regretting my yearly pass. Hopefully Diablo 3 is really good.

  Jimmydean

Hard Core Member

Joined: 9/21/04
Posts: 1258

 
OP  1/12/12 9:00:10 PM#3
[Mod Edit]

 

I actually do play swtor on the side, well mainly now I guess.

  Akechta

Novice Member

Joined: 12/31/10
Posts: 218

1/12/12 9:13:28 PM#4
Originally posted by Jimmydean

Like really? Every single raiding guild on my server is in Trade Chat recruiting, including mine. I just transferred to this server, Mannoroth, not long ago off of a different dead server because of the population. Now this one is dwindling and there are no recruits here either.

Seems like the typical final expansion patch lull kicked in a lot earlier this time, possibly because of LFR, SWTOR, or the fact that Dragon Soul just wasn't entertaining.

Starting to re-think the value of my annual pass. Anyone else? Normally I hate WoW doom and gloom, but its getting gloomy on my server, and it seems like I'm not the only one.

It's a new year, there's so many new and exciting, promising games coming out, GW2 and ToR are the main spotlights, so I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the amount of people playing WoW drastically decreased in the next several months.

Besides, aren't WoW subs decreasing by the hundred thousands every year now? I'm sure I read that somewhere...

  Lost_Bothan

Novice Member

Joined: 12/26/11
Posts: 28

1/12/12 9:27:31 PM#5
Originally posted by Jimmydean

Like really? Every single raiding guild on my server is in Trade Chat recruiting, including mine. I just transferred to this server, Mannoroth, not long ago off of a different dead server because of the population. Now this one is dwindling and there are no recruits here either.

Seems like the typical final expansion patch lull kicked in a lot earlier this time, possibly because of LFR, SWTOR, or the fact that Dragon Soul just wasn't entertaining.

Starting to re-think the value of my annual pass. Anyone else? Normally I hate WoW doom and gloom, but its getting gloomy on my server, and it seems like I'm not the only one.

I havent really had this problem on the realms i have toons on, in fact we had a full 25 man group of runs in a guild i have toons in on Borean Tundra. Ive seen guilds recruiting constantly which is nothing new at least on any server ive played so far. Ive also logged into my horde toons on whisperwind while the guild im in there was running raids(not high enough to join in on those toons).

Perhaps you can create dummy toons on a few different servers and scout out what one may be best for you and your fellow guildies? Thats what i did when i left my orginal realms a very long time ago to start fresh. im fairly happy with the realms i currently play on.

  Ginaz

Hard Core Member

Joined: 4/01/07
Posts: 1632

1/12/12 9:30:07 PM#6
[Mod Edit]

 

Very constructive.  Thank you for your contribution to this thread.

Is a man not entitled to the herp of his derp?

Remember, I live in a world where juggalos and yugioh players are real things.

  smh_alot

Apprentice Member

Joined: 1/10/12
Posts: 990

1/12/12 9:36:10 PM#7
I'm kinda curious how many people have actually opted for the year long pass. I think that one was a brilliant strategic move from the Blizzard guys. It'll help cushion subscriber fluctuations in their reports, no matter what will happen this year.
  Honeymoon69

Novice Member

Joined: 11/30/07
Posts: 668

1/12/12 9:38:25 PM#8

doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out the WoW sub are all in china thats why the expac is about Panda.

  sevitoth

Apprentice Member

Joined: 1/13/04
Posts: 365

1/12/12 9:40:44 PM#9
[Mod Edit]

lol swtor.....

 

 

Currently Playing: Nothing worth playing.

Previously Played: UO, DAOC, Shadowbane, AC2, SWG, Horizons, COX, WOW, EQ2, LOTRO, AOC, WAR, Vanguard, Rift, SWTOR

  Lost_Bothan

Novice Member

Joined: 12/26/11
Posts: 28

1/12/12 9:43:10 PM#10
Originally posted by smh_alot
I'm kinda curious how many people have actually opted for the year long pass. I think that one was a brilliant strategic move from the Blizzard guys. It'll help cushion subscriber fluctuations in their reports, no matter what will happen this year.

I know several people that went for the annual pass, my acct also has that pass. im definitely enjoying the mount as well as looking forward to diablo three when it gets released. So far i havent regretted the pass, and i enjoy time within the guilds im in so i think its was worth it for me and those of my friends who also got it.

  User Deleted
1/12/12 9:45:09 PM#11

From what I've seen there's about a dozen packed servers and maybe two dozen or so that are high population most of the time.

 

Also on some the horde / alliance balance is way off.  On my server the horde AH scan takes 8 minutes, 25+ on alliance.

  Shadoed

Hard Core Member

Joined: 10/03/03
Posts: 1469

1/13/12 5:50:39 AM#12

There has been a drop in the more hardcore population but recruiting is getting harder everywhere, not so much due to a lack of people but there was a massive recruitment drive by all guilds when this expansion came out and most people have grown along with those guilds and have the rewards and everything that goes with it.

Even more so with Raiding guilds as we are a casual guild with members who have chars in raiding guilds and they do have major issues pulling members from other guilds which tends to be the only way to do it these days.

It must be Thursday, i never could get the hang of Thursdays.

  Jimmydean

Hard Core Member

Joined: 9/21/04
Posts: 1258

 
OP  1/13/12 1:20:10 PM#13
Ya I think raid finder really hurt a lot of peoples willingness to raid normal and heroic content. Not to mention blizzard still has wayyy too many servers active for WoWs dwindling population, but I digress.
  expresso

Tipster

Joined: 3/10/10
Posts: 2066

1/13/12 2:05:18 PM#14

WoW server status (For US and EU only) as of 20:00GMT (21:00 eu sever time) - towards the end of the EU peek time and no where near US peek time.

Source: http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/status & http://us.battle.net/wow/en/status

 

Pop US %   Europe %
High 23 10.2%   47 17.9%
Low 41 18.2%   63 24.0%
Medium 161 71.6%   153 58.2%
Total 225     263  

 

In short WoW is doing just fine, majority of servers are medium to high with less that 25% EU on low and less that 20% US on low (out of peek time).
 
Out of the 488 servers 104 (21%) are low, 314 (64%) are medium and 70 (16%) are High Spin this number any way you guys like but for a game that is 7 years old thats not bad, and clearly shows WoW is just fine (in west atleast).
 
*EDIT - who wants more stats? ok here you go*
 
Breakdown of servers population based on server type @ 21:00 EU time
 
Europe        
Pop PvP % PvE %
High 34 72.3% 13 27.7%
Med 46 29.9% 108 70.1%
Low 62 100.0% 0 0.0%
         
         
US        
Pop PvP % PvE %
High 13 56.5% 10 43.5%
Med 48 29.8% 113 70.2%
Low 40 97.6% 1 2.4%
 
  Mythios11

Novice Member

Joined: 11/18/11
Posts: 131

Confucious say: "Man who go to bed with itchy butt, wake up with smelly finger"

1/13/12 2:14:00 PM#15
I just came back to WoW after trying SWTOR and my server (Stormreaver PvP) has a high population whenever I log in. After talking with some people in my guild, it appears that a lot of players are coming back every day. In my opinion, WoW simply offers the most bang for my $15 a month.
  StanlyStanko

Novice Member

Joined: 10/28/11
Posts: 252

1/13/12 8:52:26 PM#16
Originally posted by Honeymoon69

doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out the WoW sub are all in china thats why the expac is about Panda.

 

lol pandas

  User Deleted
1/14/12 12:33:51 PM#17
Originally posted by Honeymoon69

doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out the WoW sub are all in china thats why the expac is about Panda.

 

Pretty much this.

 

They've all but admitted defeat in the NA/EU markets

  Homitu

Hard Core Member

Joined: 10/01/09
Posts: 2006

1/14/12 1:19:38 PM#18
Originally posted by Honeymoon69

doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out the WoW sub are all in china thats why the expac is about Panda.

These comments still make as little sense as they did the first day the expansion was announced.  It is the West that views pandas as "exotic" animals because they're...well...foreign.  Like lions, tigers, and elephants.  In regions where those animals are native, however, the people there just see them as normal everyday animals.  All of China doesn't have a panda fetish.  All of Africa doesn't have a lion fetish.  

This statement is akin to saying if you wish to market a game to Americans, base it upon grizzly bears, black bears, raccoons or white tailed deer.  

  Golelorn

Advanced Member

Joined: 4/23/03
Posts: 1028

1/14/12 1:21:59 PM#19

Does WoW offer free server transfer? Or are we forced to pay to actually get on a decently populated server.

  fenistil

Novice Member

Joined: 9/22/11
Posts: 3016

1/14/12 1:27:00 PM#20
Originally posted by Golelorn

Does WoW offer free server transfer? Or are we forced to pay to actually get on a decently populated server.

25$ per character I think.

 

That's one of biggest reasons you won't see server mergers anytime soon.

 

Blizzard is making truckloads of money for server transfers. I just know personally enough people that transferred that earned Blizzard thousands of dollars for basically nothing.

I think blizzard is earning millions of dollars on server / faction change fees every month.

 

 

2 Pages 1 2 » Search