“We know that there has been a lot of discussion about future server transfer tokens and merges. At this time, the team is still in discussion on how these will work but once we know, we will provide information in the Official News channel.”
Many of us were hoping/expecting server merger information would be forthcoming this week, with a December deployment. Based upon this official announcement, that merger plans are still under discussion, that hope of a 2021 merger time frame has been dashed.
This is extremely disappointing news… Many of us are on servers where OPR’s wait times exceed 8 hours without a single game, can’t sell any items on trading posts (no customers), can’t find groups for Expeditions, and are forced to solo chest runs… with occasional once every few days big group 7-10 people doing a run. A server with only 100 (even 200) people actively playing is a dead server. Too many of the game system require player interaction of some kind.
I appreciate NW Developers, especially after their recent self inflected wound, want to get server mergers right the first time.
However we need some help now…
I suggest NW Developers immediately turn on storage shed access from one town, allowing players to sort, transfer and move their inventory for free, regardless of faction ownership. This quality of life feature has no downside, systems already implemented to allow for this in game… it is just flipping a switch.
While it won’t solve a low population server, it will help to reduce the impact caused by a low population server, such as harder, to gain Azoth & Gold and allow for transfer and storage to occur until mergers happen.
Our whole company saved transfer tokens so we will just migrate to high pop server. Too bad for people who used their tokens to migrate to their friends etc. and now they are stucked on a dead servers.
Its a bit dissapointing.
If they have problems with merges they should provide another transfer token so people can leave these dead servers and migrate to bigger ones to be able to play the game.
I wonder how many developers are working on this game, it’s unbelievable that something as crucial as server merge is not developed in parallel with the bugfixes.
whatever, I remember the first few days where people were saying that mega-servers suxx. well here we are with a plethora of dead servers.
What do you mean an economy cant function with only 70 players?
AGS have never thought about the consequences to a single one of their actions and I don’t think they ever will. it’s all knee-jerk reactions to obvious exploits/bugs which everyone warned them about before they happened, but AGS had the hubris to shake their heads and say “ah but we’re Amazon we won’t make those mistakes”, before proceeding to make those mistakes and every single other mistake every single MMO made over the past 20 years. It’s an utter shambles and honestly it will be a miracle if there is any game left standing in another 6-12 months.
I know they tested mergers in beta and the PTR but some nastiness cropped up so it needs more work before it goes live. Not too worried about territory control as when servers do merge we can fight things out until a new equilibrium is reached.
“In the future, any potential server transfer token re-issues will be given only to players with active accounts at that time and we will be monitoring these closely to ensure they are used to transfer established characters.”
AHAHAHA, the only thing THAT’s active are some diehards and especially BOTS. So they’re basically handing out free tokens especially to bots since those are on 24/7.
But don’t you dare to go on a holiday for a week or you might be left out boyy
They don’t even intend to do any merge. Just look at the overall chart for all servers
There’s like 15 servers WORLDWIDE with a healthyish population. While over 250 are literally dead or dying with less than 300 players DURING PEAKS.
And the ONLY reason they’re not dead YET is because people blatantly hold on for the merges.
What a joke of a company this is. Let’s see people defending this shiet.
Just give people buyable tokens after lvl 60 and that’s it, what a freaking issue holy shit. It’s like they try to make everything less convenient for the player.
People were jokingly saying “maybe they’re trying to kill the game”.
Holy shit they are tryharding asf to ruin this
Agreed that they need to work on the server merges. My server was running fine but it’s now down to 400 max on weekends and barely hitting 300 max during the week. That’s not enough for a good game.
I’m considering doing the server transfer, but worry that the server I choose will deflate like I hear some of them have. Then I’d be out of luck and stuck for good. it sounds like they don’t feel our pain.