I know you hate to hear it, but this is for your protection, and to ensure the highest possibility for you to enjoy the current and upcoming content.
Abaton continues to hit peak almost daily, and has one of the highest active user populations in the region. If we unlock this world, the likelihood of it having long queues on weekends and when Brimstone Sands goes live is high.
And what day would Brimstone Sands go live? Just so I have it written down.
Octo… waaaaaaaaait a minute. You sneaky snake, I’m not telling. Yet.
Okay, seems silly considering players are likely to have encouraged friends to pick up the game (or reinstall it) for the Brimstone release, but if the server is locked they then can’t play together? (I know I have, but I’m sure I’m not the only one)
and i know the usual response of “why don’t you just transfer to an open server” isn’t really an option as asking 20-30 people to move server for 2 or 3 people that are joining doesn’t seem fair, and there is no assurance the same issue won’t happen on that server as well.
Really the locking of a server shouldn’t be the go to solution for queues, as stopping new players from joining or people transferring is a sure fire way to screw the in game economy as well as other aspects with a high turn over rate (pvp).
Sorry for the rant and not really helpful commentary sorry this is the exact same issue we had at launch and cause a number of my friends to stop playing as we couldn’t play together (no one wants to play on a dead/quiet server), is it likely Abaton will be reopened before the Brimstone sands release?
Yes, tell us the day before so that nobody can plan around it. Nor can AGS market the expansion or fresh servers if they hold the info until the day before. Nobody understands why AGS does this. It benefits nobody.
the day before what, exactly?
Every game company ever does this because if it slips even a day the community will freak out. Game development is very conplex you can’t expect them to know weeks ahead when they will be done.
the one year anniversary.
it is very silly not to make announcements a week in advance so people can plan around it .most games ppl take days off for these things. as it is it seems like ags really doesn’t care. so the hype machine fails… the streamers aren’t going omg… yeah… it’s a fail to do day of announcements or 6 hours before hand annoucements.
But, we already said in our last Dev Video that the Brimstone Release is in October.
I am, however, very glad you’re all here to celebrate our 1 year birthday with is.
so you guys aren’t doing a anniversary event? really?
Yes but then you bring up fresh servers a week later and for the first time ever roll out the PTR in phases which leads people to think potential phase roll out for Brimstone with main zone in October. Plus there’s no way AGS didn’t know the exact date for the Dev Update a month ago.
Absolutely not true. WOTLK exact date was known at least a month out. Ashes of Creation alpha date was known 2 months in advance. ESO has yearly expansions. Maybe they don’t know the exact date for Brimstone but they know how they plan to roll it out, date of the Dev Update, what the anniversary plans are, etc. Even confirmed by a datamine that showed dates for the Halloween event… They for some reason choose not to market or let people know ahead of time when or what will happen and have done it with every update the past year (day of announcements for 90% of content in the game). And regardless they gave an exact date for the launch a year ago then changed in like 5 times and yeah some people freaked out but in the end, a lot more people were able to make plans around the game and that is why it got to 1 million players at launch.
What we have for now, is this very stylish Anniversary tweet:
I hope Abaton stays locked till they figure out how to deal with resource shortage.
Yeah its all green now but its was the same few weeks back, grab a weapon and come claim it back. Thankfully with golden scarabs more people will get decent gear to pvp and stop whining to unlock servers because map isnt painted in their color.
Exactly. 3 emojis the day before a dev update that was confirmed a month ago is all we get to anticipate the anniversary. A potential anniversary event with nobody knowing ahead of time to plan around it? A decent amount of people expect fresh servers to at least be announced tomorrow which is probably more dangerous than just not saying anything. 90% of updates with less than 1 day notice including actual big updates and apparently expansions now. Just seems like bad marketing and more than a little disrespectful to the people who have stuck with the game the past year. This is my feedback. Do with it what you will.
I’m being held hostage in a server where i don’t want to stay and i’m sure that i’ll not waste my token to go into the new ones where quality of pvp is garbage. Do i need to stop playing and move on then? That’s sad.
Those are completely different. This is not an expansion or big event (like ashes of creation) its just a content patch. Nobody put out exact dates for regular content patches way ahead of time. Plus we have known Brimstone is coming in October. A missed exact date would be way worse PR then a vague window.
can you dm me the date, I won’t tell anyone. xD
Judging by it’s success at launch, apparently people don’t care about missed dates as much as you think. While we do know it is in October, and for the past year updates have been at the end of the month, everything leads us to believe it will be beginning of October. Not to mention fresh servers which may release before Brimstone or have a split update release schedule.
Brimstone is an expansion, as NW has said it is. Also I would point to FFXIV as a game that tells people usually 2 weeks out when the update is coming. Ex. if NW told us 1.6 was 2 weeks out instead of waiting until the day of launch to say it.
PTR has only done two major updates so far. I find it hard to believe we aren’t at least two weeks out, if not more.