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Empty PvE Zones across most Servers > Server Merge ??

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  • MMOwandererMMOwanderer LisbonPosts: 415Member
    Originally posted by stevebmbsqd
    What is the requirements to be listed as a high or full server? Does anyone know? Also, is the other person correct in stating that it is the number of people listing that as a home server as opposed to the amount of people logged on? I am curious. Thanks.

    I already asked this in the thread, but, if anyone played the game during normal week days in the morning ot afternoon, or late hours of the night, we shoud know.

    GW2 as, IMO, atleast 1 million still. However, even then, i expect low and medium pop servers to show up during non peek times. People have jobs and school and other stuff. 

    if someone had the time, we could find out. So, who wasn't to sacrifice work for it? image

  • sammyelisammyeli Fremont, CAPosts: 765Member
    Originally posted by MMOwanderer
    Originally posted by stevebmbsqd
    What is the requirements to be listed as a high or full server? Does anyone know? Also, is the other person correct in stating that it is the number of people listing that as a home server as opposed to the amount of people logged on? I am curious. Thanks.

    I already asked this in the thread, but, if anyone played the game during normal week days in the morning ot afternoon, or late hours of the night, we shoud know.

    GW2 as, IMO, atleast 1 million still. However, even then, i expect low and medium pop servers to show up during non peek times. People have jobs and school and other stuff. 

    if someone had the time, we could find out. So, who wasn't to sacrifice work for it? image

    The screenshot I posted in this thread is 8AM PST

    image

    “The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true.”

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  • halflife25halflife25 Toronto, ONPosts: 737Member
    Originally posted by Pilnkplonk
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Originally posted by Random_mage
    Wow, people are dense.
    Hes saying the lower level zones are empty and there needs to be a way to fix that.
    Dont be fooled by the full notice on the server status screen. It simply means the server is full, not active players, but full of accounts created. If the servers were full as stated, there may be a log in que, and we would get more notices that we could leave the overflow server. I havent gotten any of this, even though my server is full. Also, there is no longer a queue to enter the eternal battlegrounds, which is a nice, but goes to show that the server pops are down. Sorry, but its the truth.

    It is surprising how many people are totally missing the OP's point, however there hasn't been a theme park game made that hasn't fallen prey to this particular issue.

    About the only way to fix it is to figure out a way to get an influx of new players, I'd say the holidays will bring another round along with folks who may reroll an alt when they have some extra free time to play.

     

    We are not missing his point. The point is that he has no point. There is no shortage of players in lower level zones, period. The game has its issues but this is definitely not one of them. He's just talking out of his former mmo experience while it is quite clear he's not actually playing the game because what he presents as "fact" can be readily disproved by simply logging in for 5 minutes.

    While GW2 might have a real problem "what to do in higher level zones?" it does not suffer from the old "player population in lower levels." People who claim that are simply ignorant and posing as players for whatever reason. The OP just wanted to make a cheap stab at GW2 and claimed a problem that seemed safe to him - the one that is present in every themepark to date. Well he made a big mistake, because that is one of the things GW2 actually managed to fix.

    Posts like these are as bad as players claiming all lower zones are deserted based on their own server.. Why do you guys always deal in extreme? your server or OP's server does not equal to entire populaition. Sorry but both of your server ain't that special.

    Situation differ from server to server. Like i said on mine it is very top heavy and lower zones don't have that many players in it. Does that mean i should start harping that you have no point, because i saw on my server that lower zones are empty. period. So it must be true fo all the servers on EU / US?

    That is really silly.

  • BadaboomBadaboom Moose Jaw, SKPosts: 2,380Member
    Originally posted by halflife25
    Originally posted by Pilnkplonk
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Originally posted by Random_mage
    Wow, people are dense.
    Hes saying the lower level zones are empty and there needs to be a way to fix that.
    Dont be fooled by the full notice on the server status screen. It simply means the server is full, not active players, but full of accounts created. If the servers were full as stated, there may be a log in que, and we would get more notices that we could leave the overflow server. I havent gotten any of this, even though my server is full. Also, there is no longer a queue to enter the eternal battlegrounds, which is a nice, but goes to show that the server pops are down. Sorry, but its the truth.

    It is surprising how many people are totally missing the OP's point, however there hasn't been a theme park game made that hasn't fallen prey to this particular issue.

    About the only way to fix it is to figure out a way to get an influx of new players, I'd say the holidays will bring another round along with folks who may reroll an alt when they have some extra free time to play.

     

    We are not missing his point. The point is that he has no point. There is no shortage of players in lower level zones, period. The game has its issues but this is definitely not one of them. He's just talking out of his former mmo experience while it is quite clear he's not actually playing the game because what he presents as "fact" can be readily disproved by simply logging in for 5 minutes.

    While GW2 might have a real problem "what to do in higher level zones?" it does not suffer from the old "player population in lower levels." People who claim that are simply ignorant and posing as players for whatever reason. The OP just wanted to make a cheap stab at GW2 and claimed a problem that seemed safe to him - the one that is present in every themepark to date. Well he made a big mistake, because that is one of the things GW2 actually managed to fix.

    Posts like these are as bad as players claiming all lower zones are deserted based on their own server.. Why do you guys always deal in extreme? your server or OP's server does not equal to entire populaition. Sorry but both of your server ain't that special.

    Situation differ from server to server. Like i said on mine it is very top heavy and lower zones don't have that many players in it. Does that mean i should start harping that you have no point, because i saw on my server that lower zones are empty. period. So it must be true fo all the servers on EU / US?

    That is really silly.

    Of course it varies server by server.  Also by playtime.  Last night on my server in a level 20ish zone the area was fairly populated with people.   Was in a cave by myself when a handful of othe people came in so we decided to take down this champion spider.  Started a flame legion event by myself and finished with about 10 people in which we went into a flame legion portal that had a series of puzzles to solve...which all of us strangers were working together to finish.

  • tank017tank017 Glendale, CAPosts: 2,192Member
    I am noticing the mid ranged zones are thinned out and are more on the vacant side.but what are server merges going to do when A) you can just merge to a server yourself with a transfer and B) everyone is 80 or in the Lowbie zones on alts?
  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,261Member Uncommon

    Somrthing is going on.

     

    Instant queues for Eternal battle Grounds again today on Jade Quarry. Queues used to be 2-4 hours for EB

     

    20 Spvp server right now, down from 200+ a few weeks after launch. 

     

     

  • HomituHomitu Hometown, HIPosts: 2,030Member
    What is this?  Say something enough times and hope that people will actually start to believe it?  Anyone who plays the game will know that the exact opposite of what the OP says is closer to the truth.
  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by bcbully

    Somrthing is going on.

     

    Instant queues for Eternal battle Grounds again today on Jade Quarry. Queues used to be 2-4 hours for EB

     

    20 Spvp server right now, down from 200+ a few weeks after launch. 

     

     

    halo 4

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  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,261Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by bcbully

    Somrthing is going on.

     

    Instant queues for Eternal battle Grounds again today on Jade Quarry. Queues used to be 2-4 hours for EB

     

    20 Spvp server right now, down from 200+ a few weeks after launch. 

     

     

    halo 4

    Okay.

  • UkiahUkiah Austin, TXPosts: 273Member
    Originally posted by Lord.Bachus

    High level players keep zerging the higher level zones, while the lower level zones are just as much fun ... Tough at prime time every zone has more then enough people around to do those boss events.

     

    When start people understanding that lower level zones can still give good loot when you´re max level.

    *AND* you can get as much karma doing the events there because they're faster and lower risk. Random Orr DE results in 375 karma (no bonuses or boosters) and many of the Orr DE's take quite a few people to complete and around 15-20 minutes. By comparison, I get 278 karma from lower level DE's and many of them are over in mere minutes and can be solo'd.

     

    So basically, I end up doing more events at a faster pace and the end result is no real net loss in karma.

  • KuppaKuppa Boulder, COPosts: 3,292Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by bcbully

    Somrthing is going on.

     

    Instant queues for Eternal battle Grounds again today on Jade Quarry. Queues used to be 2-4 hours for EB

     

    20 Spvp server right now, down from 200+ a few weeks after launch. 

     

     

    What do you think is "going on"??

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  • RawizRawiz HelsinkiPosts: 469Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Kuppa
    Originally posted by bcbully

    Somrthing is going on.

     

    Instant queues for Eternal battle Grounds again today on Jade Quarry. Queues used to be 2-4 hours for EB

     

    20 Spvp server right now, down from 200+ a few weeks after launch. 

     

     

    What do you think is "going on"??

    People are leaving for the TSW raid, that was supposed to be out like 1½ months ago.

  • TokkenTokken Portland, ORPosts: 1,153Member Uncommon
    It's basically a solo game anyway, so who cares... but a server merge would be good only to have other players to play with.
    Brad McQuaid Quote:  So, God-willing, the Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen team and I will be able to make or allow that magic to happen a third time, and it too will be not just a great game, but also that catalyst again that brings people together, sometimes out of their comfort zone, learning how to work together not just tactically in a virtual world but also socially in the real world.
  • stevebmbsqdstevebmbsqd Orlando, FLPosts: 448Member
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by bcbully

    Somrthing is going on.

     

    Instant queues for Eternal battle Grounds again today on Jade Quarry. Queues used to be 2-4 hours for EB

     

    20 Spvp server right now, down from 200+ a few weeks after launch. 

     

     

    halo 4

     I can see that. GW2 is definitely styled to appeal to the Xbox / console crowd.

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,187Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by stevebmbsqd
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by bcbully

    Somrthing is going on.

    Instant queues for Eternal battle Grounds again today on Jade Quarry. Queues used to be 2-4 hours for EB

    20 Spvp server right now, down from 200+ a few weeks after launch. 

    halo 4

     I can see that. GW2 is definitely styled to appeal to the Xbox / console crowd.

    Yep, Halo doesn't appeal to any other mmo gamers.  I'm sure no other online games are feeling the hit because Halo is such a focused demographic which is why it made news on NPR this morning, is plastered all over my NewEgg mailing, and every other place I seem to visit.

    It's always funny to see the same "objective" people with their "objective" opinions and snarky observations in every thread for a game they find so "console style".

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,187Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Tokken
    It's basically a solo game anyway, so who cares... but a server merge would be good only to have other players to play with.

    That's a good idea.  Then we would all be in overflow again all the time.  That would give you people something to rant and snark about.

  • MosesZDMosesZD Kirkwood, MOPosts: 1,383Member

    Dude, it's 6:30PMish (US Central Time), Tuesday, November 6th.   Twelve of twenty-four servers are FULL.   The other twelve are "High."

     

    This isn't the first week where the population was highly compressed in various areas.   Now the only compression is in Arah and the various cities with the rest of the population spread all over the place.

  • TokkenTokken Portland, ORPosts: 1,153Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Originally posted by Tokken
    It's basically a solo game anyway, so who cares... but a server merge would be good only to have other players to play with.

    That's a good idea.  Then we would all be in overflow again all the time.  That would give you people something to rant and snark about.

    overflow works for me. :-) It's good to have actual full servers instead of low pop servers.

    Brad McQuaid Quote:  So, God-willing, the Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen team and I will be able to make or allow that magic to happen a third time, and it too will be not just a great game, but also that catalyst again that brings people together, sometimes out of their comfort zone, learning how to work together not just tactically in a virtual world but also socially in the real world.
  • MosesZDMosesZD Kirkwood, MOPosts: 1,383Member
    Originally posted by Kyleran
    Originally posted by Random_mage
    Wow, people are dense.
    Hes saying the lower level zones are empty and there needs to be a way to fix that.
    Dont be fooled by the full notice on the server status screen. It simply means the server is full, not active players, but full of accounts created. If the servers were full as stated, there may be a log in que, and we would get more notices that we could leave the overflow server. I havent gotten any of this, even though my server is full. Also, there is no longer a queue to enter the eternal battlegrounds, which is a nice, but goes to show that the server pops are down. Sorry, but its the truth.

    It is surprising how many people are totally missing the OP's point, however there hasn't been a theme park game made that hasn't fallen prey to this particular issue.

    About the only way to fix it is to figure out a way to get an influx of new players, I'd say the holidays will bring another round along with folks who may reroll an alt when they have some extra free time to play.

     

    They're not empty.   It's 1:41AM GMT right now and I did a brief tour of my server (Aurora Glade) and there are plenty of people in the lower zones. 

     

    Further, the title is misleading and the OP brought it on himself by trying to be sensationalist and telling us that something normal is somehow a 'problem.'

     

     

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,261Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rawiz
    Originally posted by Kuppa
    Originally posted by bcbully

    Somrthing is going on.

     

    Instant queues for Eternal battle Grounds again today on Jade Quarry. Queues used to be 2-4 hours for EB

     

    20 Spvp server right now, down from 200+ a few weeks after launch. 

     

     

    What do you think is "going on"??

    People are leaving for the TSW raid, that was supposed to be out like 1½ months ago.

    oh FFS I was wrong about the raid!!!! That's why Ragnar got demoted! I called him up and said "This is not good." image

  • ShiotcrockShiotcrock ddddddddddPosts: 87Member

    Zones are too big the 1-17 people are always talking I think making a different zone for each race was a mistake they should of mixed two races in one zone or had less races.

     

    Being you don't have to pay for this game people are not going to make if a lifestyle it's going to be casual like I don't have to play if I don't want to casual cause it's free.

     

    See with a game like Dark Souls you have alot of people but it's in a condenced area.

  • GoromhirGoromhir portland, ORPosts: 292Member Uncommon

    some people seem to just comment anything but nothing about my original post....

    i wasnt talking about PvP/ WvW , i said the PvE maps are mostly empty and that hasnt changed since yesterday and it wont change tomorrow.

    why some people here just talk about PvP maps is a mystery to me.....

    and again a FULL SERVER on the server table doesnt mean that this server has reached its maximum players online capacity it also counts offline players.

    p.s 2-3 players per huge map do count as emtpy.... 

     

     

     

  • YakkinYakkin irvine, CAPosts: 919Member
    Originally posted by Goromhir

    some people seem to just comment anything but nothing about my original post....

    i wasnt talking about PvP/ WvW , i said the PvE maps are mostly empty and that hasnt changed since yesterday and it wont change tomorrow.

    why some people here just talk about PvP maps is a mystery to me.....

    and again a FULL SERVER on the server table doesnt mean that this server has reached its maximum players online capacity it also counts offline players.

    Maybe it's just a mentality thing that comes with assigning levels to zones. Lower Level = obsolete for roughly every other MMO in existence, and hell, that's still the case for almost every RPG that involves leveling in some form.

    There is, of course, also the possiblity that there are people who don't really understand the point of GW2' downscaling system, and don't realize that the content remains relevant to some degree and drops loot on your current level, not only on the level of the zone it came from. The result is that a lot of people just go lump themselves in the higher level zones.

  • lalartulalartu SeoulPosts: 444Member
    yeah I wonder why I'm almost sent to the frigging overflow if the servers are dying. sometimes I wish they were so I would for one be on a proper channel

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  • ragz45ragz45 rochester hills, MIPosts: 686Member Uncommon
    Perhaps a reverse overflow type system could be put in place.  Where in lower level zones people from multiple servers are all placed together so that the lower level zones are not so empty feeling.  The technology is already there, while this wouldn't be easy, I could see it being doable.
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