I'm interested to know what it's like on the US servers. Anyone from Illidan or Stormrage US here, want to know if they've started having queues again.
Did you know the Chinese and other Asian server every whitknight is now trying to shove every single lost player on had all pretty much equal distribution of low medium and high populated realms with little bias to low because population dropped faster than they could adapt the definitions? While closing down one server after another. Blizzard can change the definitions every time. For every region individualy. Usually they do after the regular maintenance or patches by very little increments. Only so much 3 or 4 realms change and player will believe it is just a little fluke in population.
Of course Blizzard can not change the number of player belonging to a realm and provide the full experience without a merge.
And server tag still won't reflect faction population . As active realm are still flooded with player fleeing and transfering from low and dead realms ones, make the horde faction see a influx of new player for example and horde faction remains stable or even grows. That means you have to lose twice as much or more on alliance to get to the same point. If you are already the underdog population your faction would have to get into minus to bring down these high or medium tags.
CRZ suffers from similar limitations opposed to a controled merge. Make their poorly tuned systems throw 3 horde dominant realms into one zone and they won't magically create a zone full of alliance player. Same for new 'full' zones early in the expansion with of without the CRZ.
Even a merge won't do without real population. Merge a dead realm with another dead realm. 400 and 200, and just add another 300 player out of spite won't create perfectly populated bustling realm as the usual whitknights like to sell you every connected realm on top of CRZ has become.
It does not matter what Blizzard calls these realms. They can not create player and if they continue to underprioritize faction balance odds are you are only worse of than before, even after you server got merged once or twice, even with CRZ on, even with your realm starts saying medium, full or high suddenly, because only the opposing facition keeps growing.
Last edited by Conscience; 2014-08-23 at 01:18 PM.
I resubbed when the trailer was close to going Live, after a 10 month absence (When SoO first released I left).
Pretty hyped for WoD.
People are already returning for WoD, but I can only say this - run for your life if you are on Draenor. You will not be able to play at all come release day. The queues will be over nine thousand and even that might not be enough.
Prob waiting to see if I come back.....fans can be such a pain.....but God bless them
I used to be on that server until a year ago, I took the free xfers off to Turalyon which is medium pop and never has any queues (and no problems getting 60fps everywhere).
Take the free transfers off to a lower populated server. We don't need the entire population of the game on 2 or 3 big servers, especially now that CRZ is a thing and you can raid cross-server.