Population imbalance - question for beta players

BintoweBintowe Member UncommonPosts: 47

Will it exist?  For example, you had WAR, where destro outnumbered order consistently...and most pve players went order, too.  Will it come down to the asmodians ending up with all the pvper's, and elyrions with all the pver's?  Or one side will have half again as much pop as the other on most servers?

Have you noticed any imbalances in the game already, in beta?

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  • Lord_IxiganLord_Ixigan Singer Island, FLMember Posts: 548

    Outside of finding a group and the economy there is no such thing. The  balaur are there to offset the population imbalance, works reasonably well.

  • RohnRohn Saint Peters, MOMember UncommonPosts: 3,729
    Originally posted by Lord_Ixigan


    Outside of finding a group and the economy there is no such thing. The  balaur are there to offset the population imbalance, works reasonably well.



     

    How exactly does this "offsetting" work?  What happens, and when?

    Hell hath no fury like an MMORPG player scorned.

  • stayontargetstayontarget Tacoma, WAMember UncommonPosts: 6,446

    Population is controlled by "locking out" one faction if it get over populated (new players to the server will not be able to roll that race).  It unlocks when it gets back into balance.

    Velika: City of Wheels: Among the mortal races, the humans were the only one that never built cities or great empires; a curse laid upon them by their creator, Gidd, forced them to wander as nomads for twenty centuries...

  • EricDanieEricDanie Rio de JaneiroMember Posts: 2,238
    Originally posted by Rohn

    Originally posted by Lord_Ixigan


    Outside of finding a group and the economy there is no such thing. The  balaur are there to offset the population imbalance, works reasonably well.



     

    How exactly does this "offsetting" work?  What happens, and when?

     

    I don't know the true mechanics about it yet, but in the Abyss (where there is a fight for territorial control over Castles), at some times the Balaur may send a "Dreadgion" (or Balaur Carrier) that will target a specific Castle. That Castle is pretty much going to be be wtfpwnsteamrolled by them ;)

    Also I didn't know about the population caps, but the Rifts cap the amount of players that can invade opponent cities (it's not for the Abyss, but for the transport between Elyos and Asmodan halves of the planet), so you can't really zerg and camp enemy areas.

  • stayontargetstayontarget Tacoma, WAMember UncommonPosts: 6,446
    Originally posted by Rohn

    Originally posted by Lord_Ixigan


    Outside of finding a group and the economy there is no such thing. The  balaur are there to offset the population imbalance, works reasonably well.



     

    How exactly does this "offsetting" work?  What happens, and when?

    Here is one of there carrier's dropping off mobs to take a fortress: www.youtube.com/watch

    Velika: City of Wheels: Among the mortal races, the humans were the only one that never built cities or great empires; a curse laid upon them by their creator, Gidd, forced them to wander as nomads for twenty centuries...

  • linrenlinren Irvine, CAMember Posts: 578
    Originally posted by Rohn

    Originally posted by Lord_Ixigan


    Outside of finding a group and the economy there is no such thing. The  balaur are there to offset the population imbalance, works reasonably well.



     

    How exactly does this "offsetting" work?  What happens, and when?

    Balaurs can be ally or enemy to both races, and their actions are random in Abyss battles.

    They will either attack both races, attack one race and not the other, or not show up at all.  They do not always help the losing side, this make the outcome of Abyss battles not easy to predict.  In normal abyss play, Balaur are considered enemies by default to both races.

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