Population in low level zones ?

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  • VolkonVolkon Sterling, VAMember UncommonPosts: 3,748
    Originally posted by Vutar
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad Some of the servers are just dead. A lot of the people have transferred to the higher population servers for WvW reasons leaving a number of those servers quite empty. If PvP isn't your thing and you don't want to transfer, you can still guest on one of those high population servers. The guesting feature is nice for situations like this. 

    As if that has a big impact on the PvE population.

    There are 3 medium populated EU servers, 11 high population and 13 very high population.

    Piken Square that is a high population server is ranked #3 in WvW ahead of Very high population servers.

    Ruins of Surmia, a medium population server is ahead of Underworld a very high pop server.

    And both Ruins of Surmia and Arborstone (both medium) are ahead of Ring of Fire and Blacktide, both very high population.

     

    Hint: accounts with 0 characters (you can delete them) can transfer for free.

     

    You forgot to mention that Anet adjusted their server thresh holds a couple months ago in order to make the servers look more populated than they are. In fact, from what I read on the official forums, they have done that more than once this past year.

     

    Actually, you have that bass-ackwards. They increased the population caps on the servers which had the effect of making the servers appear less "full" in order to make sure there was more space for promotions and the like. They've increased the population cap at least four times since launch.

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  • Gaia_HunterGaia_Hunter BristolMember UncommonPosts: 3,052
    Originally posted by elitero
    Originally posted by Vutar
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad Some of the servers are just dead. A lot of the people have transferred to the higher population servers for WvW reasons leaving a number of those servers quite empty. If PvP isn't your thing and you don't want to transfer, you can still guest on one of those high population servers. The guesting feature is nice for situations like this. 

    As if that has a big impact on the PvE population.

    There are 3 medium populated EU servers, 11 high population and 13 very high population.

    Piken Square that is a high population server is ranked #3 in WvW ahead of Very high population servers.

    Ruins of Surmia, a medium population server is ahead of Underworld a very high pop server.

    And both Ruins of Surmia and Arborstone (both medium) are ahead of Ring of Fire and Blacktide, both very high population.

     

    Hint: accounts with 0 characters (you can delete them) can transfer for free.

     

    You forgot to mention that Anet adjusted their server thresh holds a couple months ago in order to make the servers look more populated than they are. In fact, from what I read on the official forums, they have done that more than once this past year.

    Source?

     

    /10char

    https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/gw2/Server-capacity-increased-again/first#post1800178

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  • eliteroelitero fremont, CAMember UncommonPosts: 264
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by elitero
    Originally posted by Vutar
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad Some of the servers are just dead. A lot of the people have transferred to the higher population servers for WvW reasons leaving a number of those servers quite empty. If PvP isn't your thing and you don't want to transfer, you can still guest on one of those high population servers. The guesting feature is nice for situations like this. 

    As if that has a big impact on the PvE population.

    There are 3 medium populated EU servers, 11 high population and 13 very high population.

    Piken Square that is a high population server is ranked #3 in WvW ahead of Very high population servers.

    Ruins of Surmia, a medium population server is ahead of Underworld a very high pop server.

    And both Ruins of Surmia and Arborstone (both medium) are ahead of Ring of Fire and Blacktide, both very high population.

     

    Hint: accounts with 0 characters (you can delete them) can transfer for free.

     

    You forgot to mention that Anet adjusted their server thresh holds a couple months ago in order to make the servers look more populated than they are. In fact, from what I read on the official forums, they have done that more than once this past year.

    Source?

     

    /10char

    https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/gw2/Server-capacity-increased-again/first#post1800178

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    Oh I know about that one, I just wasn't sure about the one where they adjusted server loads according to what they felt was needed to "show more population".

  • Gaia_HunterGaia_Hunter BristolMember UncommonPosts: 3,052
    Originally posted by elitero
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by elitero
    Originally posted by Vutar
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad Some of the servers are just dead. A lot of the people have transferred to the higher population servers for WvW reasons leaving a number of those servers quite empty. If PvP isn't your thing and you don't want to transfer, you can still guest on one of those high population servers. The guesting feature is nice for situations like this. 

    As if that has a big impact on the PvE population.

    There are 3 medium populated EU servers, 11 high population and 13 very high population.

    Piken Square that is a high population server is ranked #3 in WvW ahead of Very high population servers.

    Ruins of Surmia, a medium population server is ahead of Underworld a very high pop server.

    And both Ruins of Surmia and Arborstone (both medium) are ahead of Ring of Fire and Blacktide, both very high population.

     

    Hint: accounts with 0 characters (you can delete them) can transfer for free.

     

    You forgot to mention that Anet adjusted their server thresh holds a couple months ago in order to make the servers look more populated than they are. In fact, from what I read on the official forums, they have done that more than once this past year.

    Source?

     

    /10char

    https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/gw2/Server-capacity-increased-again/first#post1800178

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    Oh I know about that one, I just wasn't sure about the one where they adjusted server loads according to what they felt was needed to "show more population".

    Sorry, misread the quotes.

    I'vent seen a source for what he typed.

    There was a change from low-medium-high-full to low-medium-high-very high-full like end of 2012 beginning of 2013 but they also increased the caps around then.

    https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/gw2/World-Populations-decreasing/first#post1366803

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    My experience in GW2 is all from Desolation.

    From what I see I would say the population in Desolation is now larger than last year around this time. Sure there has been the no culling patch and it is only one server but it is the server I know about.

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  • stevebombsquadstevebombsquad Orlando, FLMember UncommonPosts: 882
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad Some of the servers are just dead. A lot of the people have transferred to the higher population servers for WvW reasons leaving a number of those servers quite empty. If PvP isn't your thing and you don't want to transfer, you can still guest on one of those high population servers. The guesting feature is nice for situations like this. 

    As if that has a big impact on the PvE population.

    There are 3 medium populated EU servers, 11 high population and 13 very high population.

    Piken Square that is a high population server is ranked #3 in WvW ahead of Very high population servers.

    Ruins of Surmia, a medium population server is ahead of Underworld a very high pop server.

    And both Ruins of Surmia and Arborstone (both medium) are ahead of Ring of Fire and Blacktide, both very high population.

     

    Hint: accounts with 0 characters (you can delete them) can transfer for free.

    It does effect population as lots of people like to play both. If those  who also PvP gravitate towards the high pop servers for PvP success, how doesn't it? It is common sense really.....

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  • Gaia_HunterGaia_Hunter BristolMember UncommonPosts: 3,052
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad Some of the servers are just dead. A lot of the people have transferred to the higher population servers for WvW reasons leaving a number of those servers quite empty. If PvP isn't your thing and you don't want to transfer, you can still guest on one of those high population servers. The guesting feature is nice for situations like this. 

    As if that has a big impact on the PvE population.

    There are 3 medium populated EU servers, 11 high population and 13 very high population.

    Piken Square that is a high population server is ranked #3 in WvW ahead of Very high population servers.

    Ruins of Surmia, a medium population server is ahead of Underworld a very high pop server.

    And both Ruins of Surmia and Arborstone (both medium) are ahead of Ring of Fire and Blacktide, both very high population.

     

    Hint: accounts with 0 characters (you can delete them) can transfer for free.

    It does effect population as lots of people like to play both. If those  who also PvP gravitate towards the high pop servers for PvP success, how doesn't it? It is common sense really.....

    Then you can explain why very high pop servers are in the bottom of WvW ladder and why medium and high pop servers are above them.

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  • Gaia_HunterGaia_Hunter BristolMember UncommonPosts: 3,052

    By the way for those that don't see Frost Gorge Sound trains (because they log for 1 minute every few months).

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    And I'vent been in Frost Gorge Sound in a while and just having a play there today.

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  • cheyanecheyane EarthMember EpicPosts: 4,854

    Went back to play today on Crystal Dessert saw a total of 2 other people for 4 hours in Diessa Plateau. Was trying to finish the map. Had that lagging out near that blood legion place and died because I could not see what was attacking me and lagging while I attacked nothing.I thought these issues would have been solved by now.

    The temple event cannot be done on my own. Sad really used to be teaming with people.

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  • jdizzle2k13jdizzle2k13 Exmore, VAMember UncommonPosts: 251
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad Some of the servers are just dead. A lot of the people have transferred to the higher population servers for WvW reasons leaving a number of those servers quite empty. If PvP isn't your thing and you don't want to transfer, you can still guest on one of those high population servers. The guesting feature is nice for situations like this. 

    As if that has a big impact on the PvE population.

    There are 3 medium populated EU servers, 11 high population and 13 very high population.

    Piken Square that is a high population server is ranked #3 in WvW ahead of Very high population servers.

    Ruins of Surmia, a medium population server is ahead of Underworld a very high pop server.

    And both Ruins of Surmia and Arborstone (both medium) are ahead of Ring of Fire and Blacktide, both very high population.

     

    Hint: accounts with 0 characters (you can delete them) can transfer for free.

    It does effect population as lots of people like to play both. If those  who also PvP gravitate towards the high pop servers for PvP success, how doesn't it? It is common sense really.....

    Then you can explain why very high pop servers are in the bottom of WvW ladder and why medium and high pop servers are above them.

    A very high pop server could be iin the bottom of the WvW ladder because a lower percentage of people fight in WvW on that server.  I play on Devona's Rest (US) and we're supposedly very high pop but we're in the bottom tier for WvW.

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  • Gaia_HunterGaia_Hunter BristolMember UncommonPosts: 3,052
    Originally posted by jdizzle2k13
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad Some of the servers are just dead. A lot of the people have transferred to the higher population servers for WvW reasons leaving a number of those servers quite empty. If PvP isn't your thing and you don't want to transfer, you can still guest on one of those high population servers. The guesting feature is nice for situations like this. 

    As if that has a big impact on the PvE population.

    There are 3 medium populated EU servers, 11 high population and 13 very high population.

    Piken Square that is a high population server is ranked #3 in WvW ahead of Very high population servers.

    Ruins of Surmia, a medium population server is ahead of Underworld a very high pop server.

    And both Ruins of Surmia and Arborstone (both medium) are ahead of Ring of Fire and Blacktide, both very high population.

     

    Hint: accounts with 0 characters (you can delete them) can transfer for free.

    It does effect population as lots of people like to play both. If those  who also PvP gravitate towards the high pop servers for PvP success, how doesn't it? It is common sense really.....

    Then you can explain why very high pop servers are in the bottom of WvW ladder and why medium and high pop servers are above them.

    A very high pop server could be iin the bottom of the WvW ladder because a lower percentage of people fight in WvW on that server.  I play on Devona's Rest (US) and we're supposedly very high pop but we're in the bottom tier for WvW.

    That contradicts a bit the theory that some servers are empty because everyone leaves to the very high pop servers that win WvW.

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  • stevebombsquadstevebombsquad Orlando, FLMember UncommonPosts: 882
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad Some of the servers are just dead. A lot of the people have transferred to the higher population servers for WvW reasons leaving a number of those servers quite empty. If PvP isn't your thing and you don't want to transfer, you can still guest on one of those high population servers. The guesting feature is nice for situations like this. 

    As if that has a big impact on the PvE population.

    There are 3 medium populated EU servers, 11 high population and 13 very high population.

    Piken Square that is a high population server is ranked #3 in WvW ahead of Very high population servers.

    Ruins of Surmia, a medium population server is ahead of Underworld a very high pop server.

    And both Ruins of Surmia and Arborstone (both medium) are ahead of Ring of Fire and Blacktide, both very high population.

     

    Hint: accounts with 0 characters (you can delete them) can transfer for free.

    It does effect population as lots of people like to play both. If those  who also PvP gravitate towards the high pop servers for PvP success, how doesn't it? It is common sense really.....

    Then you can explain why very high pop servers are in the bottom of WvW ladder and why medium and high pop servers are above them.

    Jade Quarry, Sanctum of Rall, Tarnished Coast, and Black Gate are all very high and they are all the top servers. Sure there may be some exceptions, but it doesn't change the fact that lots of people leave low pop / losing servers and go to high pop WvW successful servers. 

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  • Gaia_HunterGaia_Hunter BristolMember UncommonPosts: 3,052
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad
    Originally posted by Gaia_Hunter
    Originally posted by stevebombsquad Some of the servers are just dead. A lot of the people have transferred to the higher population servers for WvW reasons leaving a number of those servers quite empty. If PvP isn't your thing and you don't want to transfer, you can still guest on one of those high population servers. The guesting feature is nice for situations like this. 

    As if that has a big impact on the PvE population.

    There are 3 medium populated EU servers, 11 high population and 13 very high population.

    Piken Square that is a high population server is ranked #3 in WvW ahead of Very high population servers.

    Ruins of Surmia, a medium population server is ahead of Underworld a very high pop server.

    And both Ruins of Surmia and Arborstone (both medium) are ahead of Ring of Fire and Blacktide, both very high population.

     

    Hint: accounts with 0 characters (you can delete them) can transfer for free.

    It does effect population as lots of people like to play both. If those  who also PvP gravitate towards the high pop servers for PvP success, how doesn't it? It is common sense really.....

    Then you can explain why very high pop servers are in the bottom of WvW ladder and why medium and high pop servers are above them.

    Jade Quarry, Sanctum of Rall, Tarnished Coast, and Black Gate are all very high and they are all the top servers. Sure there may be some exceptions, but it doesn't change the fact that lots of people leave low pop / losing servers and go to high pop WvW successful servers. 

    We were talking about the EU servers.

    All the US servers are Very High population, so all the top servers and the bottom servers will be very high. :)

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