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Combining the game servers

AlleyanaaaAlleyanaaa
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edited November 15, 2016 in Suggestions and Feedback
Greetings fellow riders and today i have something people have been talking about a lot. This of course is combining the games servers, The purpose of this would to be expanding the players on any given server so things are more populated. So below ill be listing my own personal thoughts and the Pro's and Con's of this idea so people will have a bit more to base their opinions off of.

Pro's
-The Servers will seem more populated with more people for instances
-People can have more active guilds and competition for world bosses
-There will be more people to sell and buy things on auction
-More people talking and sharing ideas for new content
-More people to level with when new content comes out
-ManaStone battles will have more players
-Real competition for the new mounts in rift

Con's
-Guilds with the same names will have do to something?
-More Gold sellers in the party board
-It might be to populated and hard to get new heroic mounts
-ManaStone battles will seem a lot more unwinnable
-Less geared people will be excluded because the Geared Players will be more common
-Dungeon Gear could drop in price because quantity would go up
-Prices for things on servers that are diffrent would suddenly all be put into the same auction and therefore some people might have to find new ways to make money


Really not sure if its good or bad
-Prices of some items [i.e Familiar Orbs] could inflate or deflate
-more people would be able to buy all the good auction gear
-Good legendary gear could become more common and therefore worth less depending on demand

Now i just want to talk about my own perspective on this matter. As an avid player i really do think we need to combine/migrate some players servers. Its really not going to work for whole servers and it isn't a long term solution to people leaving the game, but if a guild or just some people from the forums want to leave their server to find a more populated one, i think this should be allowed via support ticket or just in game options. this said it could very well cause in game issues with the auction. I think if they were to do this instead of auction items transferring you would have to remove them before switching servers. While this wouldn't be optima for everyone,l it could help to not crash the auction value of some items and that really is a big concern of this whole ordeal.


While i do know this isn't going to be a long term solution to players leaving, No one can deny that the game is dying and slowly loosing its player base. I'm certainly curious to what the other members of the community think about this, However as to my own server [Hakain] We're loosing players and it really isn't a whole lot of fun without a group to run some dungeons. Simply making the opportunity to find another, more populated server, would really help some players gear and keep them playing until the new patches come out.
Klixen
  1. Should Nexon add switching or combining severs to the game15 votes
    1. Switching servers as an individual or with a group
       40% (6 votes)
    2. Combining all official Riders Of Icarus servers
       33% (5 votes)
    3. This option does not need to be in the game
       13% (2 votes)
    4. Selective server switching via support ticket
       13% (2 votes)
    5. Switching for special cases [please leave a comment explaining]
       0% (0 votes)

Comments

  • QuarterBreedQuarterBreed
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    edited November 15, 2016
    They Gotta fix the core problems of this game before anything. Server merges won't keep people playing.
  • AlleyanaaaAlleyanaaa
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    edited November 15, 2016
    QuarterBreed

    They Gotta fix the core problems of this game before anything. Server merges won't keep people playing.
    If you want to read the whole thing did actually say i knew that. My idea isnt meant to keep people playing. Its to make things easier on all the people who cant keep playing and still do dungeons and pugs because all the geared players run them with their guild.
  • QuarterBreedQuarterBreed
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    edited November 15, 2016
    Alleyanaaa

    QuarterBreed

    They Gotta fix the core problems of this game before anything. Server merges won't keep people playing.
    If you want to read the whole thing did actually say i knew that. My idea isnt meant to keep people playing. Its to make things easier on all the people who cant keep playing and still do dungeons and pugs because all the geared players run them with their guild.
    They should fix the broken bits in the game before they think about merging servers. Fix the problems and people will come.
    It would be kinda dumb on their part to merge servers and if they get their act together and people comeback or new players start to play then servers would be overloaded.
  • KlixenKlixen
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    edited November 15, 2016
    Well done Alleyanaaa! I was going to post this suggestion myself (but you beat me to it).

    I was going to vote for 'Combining All Servers' but QuarterBreed makes a good point. If Nexon fix the problems and people come back, then they'll need those extra servers. So I voted for 'Switching Servers'.

    If I could, I'd like to switch to Baellas (I'm on Kalas at the moment and it's pretty deserted). Icarus is a game that needs a high population. All of it's systems are based on the idea of relying on other players. Whether that is finding groups to run content with or just high level players providing dungeon gear for new players to buy in the Auction House.

    When the population decreases, the whole structure collapses. They could address this by making it so players are less reliant on others to gear up. But that doesn't really address the core issue. Even if players are totally self-sufficient, nobody wants to play on an empty server.

    So yes, I'd like to see the servers merged, or at the very least, I'd like to have the opportunity to move to a more populated server.
    Alleyanaaa
  • YetskiiYetskii
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    edited November 15, 2016
    Baellas has been pretty deserted lately too....
    Superlove
  • AlleyanaaaAlleyanaaa
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    edited November 15, 2016
    Klixen
    Klixen said:

    Well done Alleyanaaa! I was going to post this suggestion myself (but you beat me to it).

    I was going to vote for 'Combining All Servers' but QuarterBreed makes a good point. If Nexon fix the problems and people come back, then they'll need those extra servers. So I voted for 'Switching Servers'.

    If I could, I'd like to switch to Baellas (I'm on Kalas at the moment and it's pretty deserted). Icarus is a game that needs a high population. All of it's systems are based on the idea of relying on other players. Whether that is finding groups to run content with or just high level players providing dungeon gear for new players to buy in the Auction House.

    When the population decreases, the whole structure collapses. They could address this by making it so players are less reliant on others to gear up. But that doesn't really address the core issue. Even if players are totally self-sufficient, nobody wants to play on an empty server.

    So yes, I'd like to see the servers merged, or at the very least, I'd like to have the opportunity to move to a more populated server.
    Thanks :) really is nice to hear that
  • HiltoftheDragonHiltoftheDragon
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    edited November 16, 2016
    To put it in a much simpler and more generalized form....

    Merging servers in any game that suffer from a declining population never ever cures the initial problems. It's just a bandaid to lengthen the inevitable result of player boredom.

    Even if a developer knows that merging would help, they don't like to do it. Once it's done, it puts a tag on the game that all gamers are familiar with....dying game.

    I'm sure that server merges will be prolonged as much as possible.