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CoH "Dead Zones"

mr.joshuamr.joshua Abingdon, MDPosts: 2Member

Some zones are always full no matter what side your on, Red Or Blue.  Other zones have ahad their glory days, and now sit empty, or barely visited by a few die hards.  "Street Sweeping" in Perez used to be a quick way for lvling and a few badges.  The Hollows were a pain for travel, but a great way to lvl or find a team.  Skyway was fun for battling Supa Trolls, and Boomtown...  well.  But now with so many zones, there are those who sit empty more than others.  Here are my top 5 most empty/useless zones not in any particular order. 

1.  Boomtown

2. Firebase Zulu

3. Eden

4. Perez Park

5.  Faultline/The Hollows  (I couldn't decide.)

 

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  • OSF8759OSF8759 Riverside, CAPosts: 284Member

    Don't forget First Ward. And they're adding yet another zone in Issue 23. This game doesn't need any more zones.

    P.S. Oh heck, let's just add the whole of Praetoria to the list. Cool zones that nobody plays in.

  • trancejeremytrancejeremy St. Louis, MOPosts: 1,222Member

    Pretty much every zone I go to is "dead", save Atlas.

    Then again, the busiest server I play on is Champion, which is like the 8th most popular. But I made a mistake of picking Defiant when I first started playing and sometimes, at least according to search, there will be less than 15 people playing (blue side) and single digits (red).

    Okay, I guess some people are hidden

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  • CeridithCeridith Toronto, ONPosts: 2,980Member

    Originally posted by trancejeremy

    Pretty much every zone I go to is "dead", save Atlas.

    Then again, the busiest server I play on is Champion, which is like the 8th most popular. But I made a mistake of picking Defiant when I first started playing and sometimes, at least according to search, there will be less than 15 people playing (blue side) and single digits (red).

    Okay, I guess some people are hidden

    Talos, Peragrine, and of course Dark Astoria always seem to have a good number of people in them. At least, on Virtue anyways.

  • Beatnik59Beatnik59 Chicago, ILPosts: 2,238Member Uncommon

    Don't forget Strigia and Croatoa.

    Love both those zones.  They're put together nicely, but nobody wants to play in them.

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  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,543Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by mr.joshua

    Some zones are always full no matter what side your on, Red Or Blue.  Other zones have ahad their glory days, and now sit empty, or barely visited by a few die hards.  "Street Sweeping" in Perez used to be a quick way for lvling and a few badges.  The Hollows were a pain for travel, but a great way to lvl or find a team.  Skyway was fun for battling Supa Trolls, and Boomtown...  well.  But now with so many zones, there are those who sit empty more than others.  Here are my top 5 most empty/useless zones not in any particular order. 

    1.  Boomtown

    2. Firebase Zulu

    3. Eden

    4. Perez Park

    5.  Faultline/The Hollows  (I couldn't decide.)

     

    How times have changed.  When I played years ago Perez Park was always busy.  If I remember correctly everybody was sent there for a few missions.

    Boomtown was a favorite of mine too.

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  • Sugoi-chanSugoi-chan Grove City, OHPosts: 15Member

    There are a few reasons I can think of offhand that cause many of the zones to seem deserted.

    A) Instanced missions - When CoX decided to decrease the amount of debt (by half) incurred while dying inside of instanced mission runs, it killed the old playing style of street sweeping, and thereby reducing the active area populations. Why fight area mobs that could kill you and give you twice the debt? People only go to most areas simply to get to a mission and then head back out again.

    B) AE / Farming - Why should you leave Atlas Park when you can get to 50 in a few hours by paying or begging for Power Levelling.  You can have your pizza and level, too!  Of course, most AE Babies have to be guided thru areas that aren't Atlas Park to get to an actual mission team's location. Another fun side effect of this method of leveling is that you end up with 50 level players who have no idea how to enhance their powers effectively or develop knowledge of team battle tactics involved in their powers usage.

    C) Travel Powers - Unlike the days where you had to travel thru zones to get to another section of town (for a long time, there were two totally seperate Tram lines) so you had to go thru connecting zones to get from one cluster of zones to another.  No Ourosboro gates, No TUNNEL connection, No Mission Teleporter powers, etc.  Ah, the glory days of the Taxi Corps!

    Half of the game used to be knowing which connection links would get you from Zone A to Zone B.  Now, just click a button and you're there, and in some cases, dragging your teammates along with you!  I must admit I like the convienence of the means added, but it has come with a price in the game's living environment in many cases.

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  • OSF8759OSF8759 Riverside, CAPosts: 284Member
    Originally posted by Beatnik59

    Don't forget Strigia and Croatoa.

    Love both those zones.  They're put together nicely, but nobody wants to play in them.

    Croatoa is full of some of the most maddening content you'll experience in the game. That's why people avoid it. Striga lacks critical zone features so it becomes a schlep just to sell your stuff and other necessities like every other zone in the game allows.

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