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    Question GW2 Playerbase

    It's been 2 years since I started playing GW2, I still log in it every now and then and find enjoyable things to do but I feel that the game is becoming less populated than before even with the the megaserver thing

    I wonder how much players still play GW2 now, is it because players are bored of playing the game or just because they are making world transfer to better WvW realms
    I play in Desolation (EU) btw

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    Gandara is still popular, havent noticed a decline.

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    I logged onto GW2 the other day just to see how the new Lion's Arch looked. I hadn't been on GW2 for a LONG time. I was on Tarnished Coast. The place was absolutely dead. Like no one was talking, playing, or doing anything....even in some of the more popular PvE areas (or at least the ones that had people in them the last time I played). Even the big PvE boss battles that give out decent rewards were majorly lacking in players compared to before when I still played.

    So I'm not sure what the hell people mean when they say GW2 is still active and going strong. The game is basically dead compared to what it was when I was still actively playing. WvW seems to be the only thing with any decent activity levels any more.
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    Jade Quarry is always full of players, I haven't really noticed a decline.

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    Took these 2 days ago, literally players everywhere.

    http://i.imgur.com/aVdZGy6.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/KXXrwUd.jpg

    Still the busiest MMO I've ever played. Dungeon groups form instantly, buy and sell stacks and stacks of anything within minutes if not instantly, etc. The longest wait is for WvW queues but EotM (a WvW overflow map of sorts) took a bunch of pressure off that.
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    Logged onto Tarnished Coast to get my daily chest and took a walk around, and there were twenty people or so in Lion's Arch.

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    Here in EU on Kodasch, DR and Lions Arch are full of people. I see plenty of people everywhere in the world.
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    Overflows still exist people....
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    Desolation player here. And I, on the other hand, always find myself positively surprised with the amount of players I see randomly running around or just idling on cities. So I can't say I'm experiencing the same issues as the OP.

    Might have been some shitty overflow instance or something.

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    seems pretty busy whenever I play

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    On Piken Square and it's pretty packed here.

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    taken just now in DR, desolation

    http://i.imgur.com/RNgkCtSh.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/GdM0NnSh.jpg

    this is actually fairly low compared to what i've seen the past couple of days, but it's not really 'peak hours' yet i think
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    I'm not sure where you're gauging populations considering the design of GW2 actually serves to get people out of concentrated areas and out in the world. Looking at people standing around in a city is pretty silly considering there's little reason to be there other than a regrouping and crafting center.

    Join a world boss train and see what you think. There are so many people on my screen I almost can't see anything. I had to turn rendered characters down to the lowest setting not b/c of lag, but simply to see the world and boss we're all killing. GW2 feels just as populated as it has for a long time now.
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    They introduced some kind of megaserver system a few patches ago, so which server you're on doesn't mattter anymore. The game is well populated.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thyr View Post
    Here in EU on Kodasch, DR and Lions Arch are full of people. I see plenty of people everywhere in the world.
    Oh hey, I'm on Kodasch too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goriq View Post
    They introduced some kind of megaserver system a few patches ago, so which server you're on doesn't mattter anymore. The game is well populated.
    Yea, at this point the only thing server really matters for is WvW. How many people there are at any given point on any given maps varies greatly and we never know how many copies there are. Plus overflows aren't marked as overflows either. So yea there isn't really a good way to get a feel for how many people are online at any given time.

    Personally I go by the fact I never have to wait very long when I use the LFG tool, but that's also highly circumstantial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karizee View Post
    Took these 2 days ago, literally players everywhere.

    http://i.imgur.com/aVdZGy6.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/KXXrwUd.jpg

    Still the busiest MMO I've ever played. Dungeon groups form instantly, buy and sell stacks and stacks of anything within minutes if not instantly, etc. The longest wait is for WvW queues but EotM (a WvW overflow map of sorts) took a bunch of pressure off that.
    Well yeah, you can find tons of people at world bosses. Especially if you catch up with the zerg-rotation.

    Beyond that, though, I don't tend to see a lot of people if I'm just out and about.

    I'm not sure where you're gauging populations considering the design of GW2 actually serves to get people out of concentrated areas and out in the world.
    Well, "out in the world" yes, but in terms of "concentrated areas" it's the exact opposite, it seems to try fairly hard to usher everyone to one spot at a time. Those screenshots of Karizee's aren't some examples of groups that they just happened to stumble on randomly out in the world, that's the standard world boss zerg. But go do something else and you'll be pretty alone for the majority of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    Well, "out in the world" yes, but in terms of "concentrated areas" it's the exact opposite, it seems to try fairly hard to usher everyone to one spot at a time.
    Not entirely. Beyond the boss train, there is value to being in any zone at any time *almost* regardless of level. While Living story and bosses serve as higher motivators for concentration, that isn't the only value there is. As compared to a design where you stand around in a capital city because the entire game revolves around queues or you are constantly inside of your garrison because it's all there is.

    That's not to take potshots at WoW, simply providing the alternate end of the spectrum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arlee View Post
    Yea, at this point the only thing server really matters for is WvW. How many people there are at any given point on any given maps varies greatly and we never know how many copies there are. Plus overflows aren't marked as overflows either. So yea there isn't really a good way to get a feel for how many people are online at any given time.
    Personally I go by the fact I never have to wait very long when I use the LFG tool, but that's also highly circumstantial.
    To be honest, I dislike the megaserver system. Instead of shutting down some servers and offering free transfers to others, Anet simply tore the server communities apart, further obscuring the sense of "community" in the game.

    I loved to always meet the same people in my FGS farmruns and it's not like my server had a low population.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goriq View Post
    To be honest, I dislike the megaserver system. Instead of shutting down some servers and offering free transfers to others, Anet simply tore the server communities apart, further obscuring the sense of "community" in the game.

    I loved to always meet the same people in my FGS farmruns and it's not like my server had a low population.
    Since map placement is supposed to be prioritized by several factors (party, friends list, guild, server), in theory you shouldn't have too much of an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhandric View Post
    Since map placement is supposed to be prioritized by several factors (party, friends list, guild, server), in theory you shouldn't have too much of an issue.
    I don't feel like that's the case, but I also haven't played much since they implemented the megaserver system. I've been thinking about getting back into the game though.

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