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Anyone noticing lower populations on their server?

Been playing on Ironfist since the headstart -- pretty balanced server, both sides were mostly at "high" population, with destro getting to "full" now and then.

Just this week I noticed both sides were at "medium" during primetime hours.  So, like, did they raise the server cap without telling us . . . or are some people leaving the gane? 

I don't know enough about server caps to figure if the drop from "high" to "medium" will have a significant effect on the game -- too few ppl spread out over the game world.

Anyone notice lower pops on their servers?  I don't think that the free 30 days is even up for most ppl.

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  • neodavieneodavie Member Posts: 278

    I haven't noticed any difference

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  • xbellx777xbellx777 Member Posts: 716

    i play on the same server as you actually.  are u destro or order? if your destro look me up i'm a black ork (terroriza) but anyways ya i've seen a little dip but nothing too bad.  i also play on volkmar and its still really busy in prime hours

  • miagisanmiagisan Member Posts: 5,156

    yeah i am on volkmar, still really busy there, no real queue anymore, but busy.

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 41,214

    Makes sense there might be a slight dip, people always play manicallly the first few weeks, then ease up a bit and play at a more reasonable pace. Doubt its anything to be concerned about.  (though some folks may be re-rolling on high pop servers)

     

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  • kazsonkazson Member Posts: 224

    they went back to WoW...well 50% of them at least.

  • LocklainLocklain Member Posts: 2,154
    Originally posted by Kyleran


    Makes sense there might be a slight dip, people always play manicallly the first few weeks, then ease up a bit and play at a more reasonable pace. Doubt its anything to be concerned about.  (though some folks may be re-rolling on high pop servers)
     

    I was one of those that played a ton when it was first released.  Now I am down to my usual amount of gaming time.

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  • EunuchmakerEunuchmaker Member UncommonPosts: 204
    Originally posted by xbellx777


    i play on the same server as you actually.  are u destro or order? if your destro look me up i'm a black ork (terroriza) but anyways ya i've seen a little dip but nothing too bad.  i also play on volkmar and its still really busy in prime hours



     

    Destro, but my identity must remain secret for your own safety =p

    My post is actually selfish in nature.  I've been in mmo's where the server I've chosen starts out really good and then tanks -- not that it becomes a ghost-town, but it's not as "alive" as one of the higher pop servers.

    It used to be when I sorted the servers both by Desto and Order populations, Ironfist was one of the servers at the top end of the server lists -- for the last 2 nights, it's now kind of in the middle.  I assume that means that the population has dropped relative to other servers, or other servers grew?

    Wasteland and Vortex ,for example,  sorted higher in the list of core servers last ngiht by Destro (and Order) population.  I've been thinking of jumping ship--easier to do it now when the game is still young and before I set up roots on my current server.

    Eh, enough conjecture, I figure time will tell soon enough.  Thank you all for posting your intelligent replies.  I had not thought about the possibility of ppl just simply spending less time in game Vs quitting.

  • PheacePheace Member Posts: 2,408
    Originally posted by kazson


    they went back to WoW...well 50% of them at least.

     

    50% of the people who left WoW gave as a reason for leaving that they went to WAR lol, that doesn't have to mean much and is certainly not 50% of the people in WAR leaving haha

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  • BodeusBodeus Member Posts: 516

    its the opposite for the 2 servers I play on. Ive notice an INCREASE in population. I ran through 2 PQ yesterday where we actually had enough people to for a warband.

  • AirwrenAirwren Member UncommonPosts: 648
    Originally posted by Eunuchmaker

    Originally posted by xbellx777


    i play on the same server as you actually.  are u destro or order? if your destro look me up i'm a black ork (terroriza) but anyways ya i've seen a little dip but nothing too bad.  i also play on volkmar and its still really busy in prime hours



     

    Destro, but my identity must remain secret for your own safety =p

    My post is actually selfish in nature.  I've been in mmo's where the server I've chosen starts out really good and then tanks -- not that it becomes a ghost-town, but it's not as "alive" as one of the higher pop servers.

    It used to be when I sorted the servers both by Desto and Order populations, Ironfist was one of the servers at the top end of the server lists -- for the last 2 nights, it's now kind of in the middle.  I assume that means that the population has dropped relative to other servers, or other servers grew?

    Wasteland and Vortex ,for example,  sorted higher in the list of core servers last ngiht by Destro (and Order) population.  I've been thinking of jumping ship--easier to do it now when the game is still young and before I set up roots on my current server.

    Eh, enough conjecture, I figure time will tell soon enough.  Thank you all for posting your intelligent replies.  I had not thought about the possibility of ppl just simply spending less time in game Vs quitting.

    I have some order toons on Ironfist as this was my original server pick.  You are right that the sides are usually at medium and some times on high for both.  I did notice this weekend that there was a queue for destro and the order side was at high for most of the weekend.  I think it has more to do with people slowing down their play times.

     

  • NewhopesNewhopes Member Posts: 458

    The drop off in population has only just started no matter what people tell you they will be fairly large drop off in the number off players in the next week or two as there free month runs out.

  • just1opinionjust1opinion Member UncommonPosts: 4,641

    Ironfist was my Destro server also.  I left a couple of weeks ago, and at that point....I wasn't noticing THAT much change yet.   But two weeks.....can mean a lot of changes in any MMO.

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  • EunuchmakerEunuchmaker Member UncommonPosts: 204
    Originally posted by Bodeus


    its the opposite for the 2 servers I play on. Ive notice an INCREASE in population. I ran through 2 PQ yesterday where we actually had enough people to for a warband.



     

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  • kazsonkazson Member Posts: 224

    yeah thats what i meant

     

    out of the people who left WoW for WaR 50% of them came back to WoW

    i wish i knew what that number was. 100k? 300k?

     

  • aubryaubry Member Posts: 120
    Originally posted by Newhopes


    The drop off in population has only just started no matter what people tell you they will be fairly large drop off in the number off players in the next week or two as there free month runs out.

     

    The drop this week was likely due to the release of WoW's new patch and a lot going back to check that out.  There will be a drop when the free month runs out like you said.  And there will be a big drop in 4 weeks when the WoW expansion is released.  However, a couple of months after that release, I would expect to see people starting to trickle back to WAR (as they get tired of the expansion).

  • fiontarfiontar Member UncommonPosts: 3,682

    Mythic has instituted incentives for people to play Order on a number of servers having a lack of Order players. I noticed the first day that some of those servers had moved up to "High".

    It's probably a combination of some people leaving the game, some people moving servers and many people settling into more sustainable play schedules (people tend to play more hours than their average with a new game).

    Also, I continue to alternate between alts and a couple mains. The population seems to have largely outleveled Tier 1, which can make the early game seem less populated, even on healthy servers, for those still playing around in Tier 1.

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  • crunchyblackcrunchyblack Member Posts: 1,362

    i love all this whirlwinding about new games, and the predictions by some that it will fail because they dont like the game, or didnt have the best game ever experience.

    the games not even a month old, things will get fixed, its not like the dev's havent been aknowledging these issues.

    every games going to see a fist month dip, if im not mistaken even wow had one.  Either way your going to have players, in every game, that either decide the games not right for them, burn out from overplaying, or end up boring of it after a month.  More people will come, and if not war has enough players to keep it going for a while. 

    Remember this game is comming from developers who brought you 2 of the longest running mmo's in history, UO and DAoC.  I think they know a little something about what they are doing and how to keep players.

  • Daffid011Daffid011 Member UncommonPosts: 7,945

    I've been trying to get my friends to switch servers to one with a bit more population so I've been sort of keeping an eye on the server list for a potential new home.  Not that I getting much interest from friends wanting to move, but the server list is showing decreases.

    There was only 2 order heavy servers last night and only 6 destruction that showed heavy.  Everything else was showing all medium to low during prime hours.  The two servers I was watching both dropped to medium status over the last week or so.  So I'm not exactly sure what to do now.

     

    I am either going to tough it out in the empty Tiers to catch up to my friends or just take a break until Mythic figures out what to do with servers.

  • MartinmasMartinmas Member UncommonPosts: 239

    I play on Magnus for my Order toons and after they put the XP/Renown boost in it has had an increase in poplulation. At least for the Tier 1&2 portion of the game. Not sure about the higher level areas since my highest guy is 19.  For the RVR stuff there has been a good amount of people from both sides in Nordland and  Troll Country and last night we had a warband running around doing PQs.

     

    Granted the boost that Magnus has had could also be the reason other servers are starting to thin out a little.

  • checkthis500checkthis500 Member Posts: 1,236
    Originally posted by aubry

    Originally posted by Newhopes


    The drop off in population has only just started no matter what people tell you they will be fairly large drop off in the number off players in the next week or two as there free month runs out.

     

    The drop this week was likely due to the release of WoW's new patch and a lot going back to check that out.  There will be a drop when the free month runs out like you said.  And there will be a big drop in 4 weeks when the WoW expansion is released.  However, a couple of months after that release, I would expect to see people starting to trickle back to WAR (as they get tired of the expansion).

    You mean to go "try to log into WoW"?

    I've heard from a lot of people that after that patch they couldn't even log in for 24 hours. lol

    And to be on topic.  I have noticed no queues as often on volkmar, but I think that's due to people calming down their playtime, not people quitting the game.  Could just be wishful thinking though.  Either way I'm still able to find plenty of groups and things to do in-game on Volkmar.

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  • TheSheikhTheSheikh Member Posts: 804

    Ostermark has remained pretty much the same since launch, with maybe a slight increase.

    We had three full Order warbands with an additional partially filled fourth one in Tier three High Pass last weekend on Sunday, so i'm guessing that means we are definately not decreasing in population.

    Destruction had about 2 or 3 warbands, atleast enough to cram into the keep gate when we broke it down. It took our warbands about 30 seconds of jumping over players, AoEing, and tossing them around.

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  • ethionethion Member UncommonPosts: 2,888

    There is some drop but that is pretty normal for any new game.  There is always a surge of people jumping on the first couple weeks and then a bunch deciding they didn't like it and moving on.  In a couple months it should stablize.  From xfire the drop doesn't look too bad 5-10% per week.

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  • GrandisGrandis Member Posts: 24

     I do believe that they raised that caps on the servers.   I know they had a lower cap at release to not overload the servers.  I read somewhere recently that they were going to be raising it soon.

  • vala2008vala2008 Member Posts: 229

    Im have three servers i play on for various reasons and i have noticed a decrease in population.

    Karag Eight Peaks although gets full it doenst get to que much any more. This decrease i noticed a while after the clone so i dont think the clone is a factor here. Im on one called Makaisson or something (rp server) and its like a ghost town, i havent seem more than 5 people in the world areas and not done any PQs (up to the 3rd stage...grinded stages 1 for gear solo). Scenarios on that server take so long to get into its not worth the wait.

    TBH i thinking about stopping soon myself. in all the servers and tiers and sides its undeniable the game balance is in favour of the desto and they just own the map. If your Order is frustrationg and if your Desto is just to easy.

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