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    Default PLS MERGER low w/ MED pop servers + TOP PRIORITY IS...

    Pls... plsssssssss MERGE SERVERS

    Everyone is complaining about lack of being able to form a group.

    While you decide on whether or not to get a queue tool this is the perfect solution and would take up no time and actually double your resources (frees up servers)

    PPL cant queue for bgs because of in-equal players on either side.. can't remember the last full WFS I was in.

    Cant do a dungeon cause you cant find a specific role (shard only queue system would NOT help this as /'input lvl here" goes out to all the proper levels and is fairly simplistic already...) There is simply a LACK OF PLAYERS at various levels to accommodate.

    I paid for 3mo as part of the sub-deal but if this problem isn't rectified - and soon - I among many others (who haven't already) will jump ship.

    People today, ESPECIALLY when it comes to their online gaming... have NO PATIENCE. You need to be fully aware of this. ABSOLUTELY ZERO patience.

    If they can't get in the game and do what they want, RIGHT NOW, they find a game that lets them..

    Can you imagine COD: Black OPS with queue times or wait times... it would be fail. RIFT is no different.

    45 mins spamming for a tank then group disbanding is NOT fun - for anyone and DOES NOT help in making me feel apart of a community.

    RIFT was released as and MMO, but sorry to burst your bubble, right now it is and feels like JUST AN MO... without the leading M...

    TOP PRIORITY... fix server populations / dungeon & pvp wait times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soledad View Post
    People today, ESPECIALLY when it comes to their online gaming... have NO PATIENCE. You need to be fully aware of this. ABSOLUTELY ZERO patience.
    I think your post makes this point painfully obvious.

    I don't think Trion would be as foolish to start merging servers at this point in the game. However, maybe promoting free server transfers from high population servers to low population servers could assist in your problem.

    I could possibly see servers with considerably low populations being merged 6 months from now if there is no indication of growth, but to start merging servers now would not be good move. Btw, server merges are also bad PR for new games, gaming news sites love to cry out "Servers merging already, indicators of dying game" when it happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soledad View Post
    Everyone is complaining about lack of being able to form a group.
    I'm not complaining
    Don't mind me, I'm just being an idiot.

    What you did there, I see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conundrum View Post
    I think your post makes this point painfully obvious.

    I don't think Trion would be as foolish to start merging servers at this point in the game. However, maybe promoting free server transfers from high population servers to low population servers could assist in your problem.

    I could possibly see servers with considerably low populations being merged 6 months from now if there is no indication of growth, but to start merging servers now would not be good move. Btw, server merges are also bad PR for new games, gaming news sites love to cry out "Servers merging already, indicators of dying game" when it happens.

    Whats worse? A little bad press from some fan-boy website... or the continuing problem facing your current and dwindling subscribers?

    PPL abandon ship like there's no tom when it comes to MMO / return to their former games until the next comes out.

    Who in their right mind, in a game that is PLAGUED by un-even faction bases, and queue times, is going to transfer from HIGH to LOW OR MEDIUM pop?

    Right now... ZERO benefit for a player on a high pop to xfer down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soledad View Post
    PPL abandon ship like there's no tom when it comes to MMO.
    There is no Tom, only Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soledad View Post
    Can you imagine COD: Black OPS with queue times or wait times... it would be fail. RIFT is no different.
    WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH Q_Q

    dumb the game down for me!!!!!!

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    Join a guild and form a consistent 5man that runs every night?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Froster View Post
    Join a guild and form a consistent 5man that runs every night?
    Do not meet new people and enjoy the socialising, which is a great aspect of MMORPGS?

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    Probably won't get much constructive feedback since the original post was written... poorly, but he's right in saying server merges need to happen. Your server may be fine, but plenty of them are truly ghost towns since Trion way over-estimated the amount of servers they'd need.

    And even servers that are listed as medium can have close to no one on them, so don't point to that and say everything's fine. "Medium" is defined by Trion's own standard of medium, and of course no company wants their server list looking like Medium/Low/Low/Low/Low/Low.

    I imagine they're hesitant to merge servers since they'd have to sort of swallow their pride to go from bragging about the number of subscriptions they have to doing that, but it needs to happen if they want to keep their customers happy.

    If you go through the shard sub-forums and take a look at the ones with <30 threads created, they're almost all complaining about the server being completely dead, to the point where almost no one can even run experts, etc.

    Yet if you take a look at what the realm population is reported as (http://riftideas.com/shardwatch/Amardis/) it'll still list it as medium half the time. Obviously incorrect and obviously meant to be intentionally misleading.

    Even the servers that aren't in as bad of shape as that are still way under-populated for what a normal healthy MMO server should be. My sever has an obvious lack of players on it which makes guild recruitment incredibly difficult. If I had to guess I'd say a medium capacity Rift server is around 1/4th or 1/5th the population of a medium capacity WoW server.
    Last edited by Veev; 04-20-2011 at 02:34 AM.

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    what shard are you on?
    my shard dips into low, but even then its really easy to get a group, hell i even get pm to go.

    maybe theres another issue youre not bringing up
    who took my names!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixel Monkey View Post
    what shard are you on?
    my shard dips into low, but even then its really easy to get a group, hell i even get pm to go.

    maybe theres another issue youre not bringing up
    I'm on Snarebrush, and my server dips into low as well but it's populated enough to find expert groups. The point I was trying to make is that the really truly dead servers *appear* just as populated as mine does, which leads me to believe Trion isn't being 100% honest when determining those low/medium standards. Either its low/medium is just relative to that individual server's norm (with some coding to allow servers to go into high above X amount), or it's rigged to always show medium at least part of the time.

    Not 100% sure but it seems really fishy.
    Last edited by Veev; 04-20-2011 at 02:49 AM.

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    -.-
    so the issue is the status displayed, not the amount of people in the server itself?

    if you can get ex groups no worries, then stop looking at the shard status.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixel Monkey View Post
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    so the issue is the status displayed, not the amount of people in the server itself?

    if you can get ex groups no worries, then stop looking at the shard status.
    solved
    I don't think you fully read my first post. Some servers CAN'T get expert groups (I'm fortunate enough to be able to), but even my server suffers from a serious lack of players when it comes to having enough for 20 man raiding guilds.

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    considering its not your thread and i wasnt initially talking to you
    i simply do not care
    who took my names!

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