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Server merges (1EU and 1NA server)

JohansonJohanson Member UncommonPosts: 52

This was posted by Moxie on official L2 forums (http://boards.lineage2.com/showthread.php?t=210715):

In order to promote a healthy and competitive environment, as well as to offer a better overall experience in Lineage II, we will be combining North American servers, as well as European servers, on October 5, 2010. We intend to make this transition as smooth as possible for all of our players and are confident that the end result will provide a thriving community of dedicated Lineage II players.



Merged Servers

North American Servers Bartz, Devianne, Sayha, Aria, and Phoenix will be combined into a single server.



European servers Teon, Franz, and Luna will be combined into a single server.



New Server Name Selection Process

We will be accepting new server name nominations (NA EU) from 12:00 PM PDT 9/10/2010 until 10:00 AM PDT 9/14/2010. Once we have sorted name nominations, we will provide polls for the community to vote on the new server names from 10:00 AM PDT 9/15/2010 until 5:00 PM PDT 9/17/2010.



Please Note

To minimize the number of duplicate name conflicts during the server merge process, we will be deleting any character under level 20 that has not logged into the game in more than one year. This can be prevented by logging into the dormant character any time prior to the server merge on October 5, 2010.



The number of total character slots per server will remain at 7 per account. If a single account has more than 7 characters across the servers being merged, the 7 characters with the highest amount of experience will be kept, while the remaining will be deleted. If you feel this scenario may affect you, please consider moving items from lower level characters to higher level characters to prevent the loss of any desired items or consider deleting characters that you choose not to keep.



More specific merge information (clans, alliances, castles, Olympiad, etc.) will be provided at a later time.



Thanks for your continued loyalty to Lineage II.

So, what do you think about that?

I think merging 3 EU servers into 1 is OK, but 5 NA into 1 is a bit too much. I think they should go with 2 NA servers and 1 EU. Or even better, no server merges, go with free 2 play option with item shop, and I bet a lot of new players would come.

Comments

  • VikingGamerVikingGamer Member UncommonPosts: 1,350

    I agree, 3 servers. West coast, east coast and EU. And they should still go f2p. Use their own Russian model of offering premium accounts to subscribers.

    All die, so die well.

  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,673

    Everyone wants the F2P cash shop option. They proved it worked in russia why wouldn't it work here. I can't see the problem with it, they would probably make more money off of it here. The cash shop wasn't OP, it just gave premium exp boosts and things like that. I like the idea of merging all of the servers onto one, it gives me the chance to play with a lot of people on my characters that I had on servers that died. I had a 59 bd that I sold all of the gear to that I would love to gear out again and try to play.

  • JohansonJohanson Member UncommonPosts: 52

    Originally posted by Panther2103

    Everyone wants the F2P cash shop option. They proved it worked in russia why wouldn't it work here. I can't see the problem with it, they would probably make more money off of it here. The cash shop wasn't OP, it just gave premium exp boosts and things like that.

    Not just in Russia, it proved to be sucesfull for a lot of private servers. Take a look around, some private servers are bigger than official one.

    I predict a lot of new players if they would go f2p, I even think they would need to open new server for all f2p players.

  • MikehaMikeha Member EpicPosts: 9,184

    I like the idea of 1 server. I think if you combine the population of all the US servers you will probaly get around the maximum amount of people that a server should have and same thing applies to Euro servers. Now the game will be played the way its supposed to be played. If you want something you will have to compete for it whether it be a raid, castle siege, xp spot or even a mob. I am really looking forward to seeing the game again how it was back in the day because thats when it was really fun. Its going to be intresting thats for sure.

  • SorrowhoSorrowho Member Posts: 581

    Originally posted by Mannish

    I like the idea of 1 server. I think if you combine the population of all the US servers you will probaly get around the maximum amount of people that a server should have and same thing applies to Euro servers. Now the game will be played the way its supposed to be played. If you want something you will have to compete for it whether it be a raid, castle siege, xp spot or even a mob. I am really looking forward to seeing the game again how it was back in the day because thats when it was really fun. Its going to be intresting thats for sure.

    dont you mean cheat more then the enemy's...

    anyway i hope no one will run a mmo like ncsoft did

  • MikehaMikeha Member EpicPosts: 9,184

    Originally posted by Sorrowho

    Originally posted by Mannish

    I like the idea of 1 server. I think if you combine the population of all the US servers you will probaly get around the maximum amount of people that a server should have and same thing applies to Euro servers. Now the game will be played the way its supposed to be played. If you want something you will have to compete for it whether it be a raid, castle siege, xp spot or even a mob. I am really looking forward to seeing the game again how it was back in the day because thats when it was really fun. Its going to be intresting thats for sure.

    dont you mean cheat more then the enemy's...

    anyway i hope no one will run a mmo like ncsoft did

     People have always cheated in L2. Either deal with it or dont play the game. I am not going to keep talking about the same thing over and over. We are talking about the server merge thats comming up. Legit players have it hard I agree but can still have fun playing. We currently hold Dion Castle and we are not cheaters.

  • JacarJacar Member Posts: 14

    Mannish, Look at any of the castle owners right now and tell me honestly if you think they are legit.  There are now more major PvP clans than there are legit non-factor clans.  It always amazes me when people throw out the "take it or leave it" or "get over it" line, as if that's justification for ruining what could have been a great game and making it an acceptable game.  Do you actually think that having a third-party program running your character is playing the game?  In my view, the only people who can honestly say they don't cheat are maybe level 80 with a sub at 75 ... not the player at 85 100%/80/80/80.  That's a generalization, but you get my drift.  I know plenty of players that don't bot, but do cut corners.  Is it part of the game we have to deal with? -- yes.  Is it right? -- nope.

  • MikehaMikeha Member EpicPosts: 9,184

    What are you talking about? I know people cheat in this game and have never once said that people dont. What I am saying is that Lineage 2 is what it is. Either you can deal with what the game is or simply dont play it. I mean you tell me if there is an option C because if it is I dont know what it is.

    The point that I try to always try to get across is that even though there are people in Lineage 2 that cheat that does not mean that you cannot play this game and have fun. Also I use to be in a tottaly legit clan on Phoenix called Eternal Heroes and we did take Oren and we once took Shuttgard castle. I know some people who are legit and have won Hero status before. Please dont think that somebody who is 80/80/80 is a cheater. Getting xp in Lineage is easy. Its getting the gear thats the hard part and this is where the cheaters dominate the game.  Its much harder for legits to get a piece of the pie in this game but you can do it. I have posted on the offical forums saying that Lineage 2 end game is domimated by cheaters. I am not a blind fan boy of this game. I just tell it like it is.

  • JacarJacar Member Posts: 14

    Then there are some things that we agree on.  I have been playing L2 since CB, and have been with the same clan the whole time.  We have taken, and held, a variety of castles throughout that time.  However, now the deck is stacked to a point that we  are faced with wholesale departures.  What you say was true in the past, but no longer.  With the large number of high level clans coming from every other server out there, there is no longer room for the random capture of a castle by a "non-factor" clan such as ours.  That is what I was referring to.  The sheer numbers of botters and cheaters on one server will, and has, overwhelmed those of us who have hung in their all this time.  Hence why I believe that NCsoft is trying to kill the game once and for all.

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