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    Default balance the faction populations

    Trion ur game is going to hell. Instead of a faction change free server transfer now makes every freaking server a defiant party place.

    Plz disallow transfers to a server that already has a faction imbalance..

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    There is no doubt that Trion did not have the auditing in place before implementing the FCT system that they did. Whether one is talking about a particular shard or even a cluster of shards, there are some pretty messed up instances of imbalance taking place out there...
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    The other side to that coin is this....

    Rift has to be one of the easiest games to cap in that I've ever played. So if people really wanted to switch servers, they'd just dump characters and roll on the new server. So letting people do what they want to avoid that headache is a good business move. Especially for a game that already appears to be limping.

    Or are you recommending actually stopping people from rolling a particular faction on a particular server?
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    the major pvp guilds are all flocking to the easy win, and the ones that aren't are suffering pvp queue times because the warfront groups are not dynamic.

    any time a server has a nice balance, you can bet that the queue times are horrible for at least one side, because all the servers on the cluster are not balanced.

    molinar had a great balance of defiants and guardians, but all the guardians had to leave to get away from 15 minute queues during a horrible horrible horrible horrible (4 enough?) new gear grind.

    if the gear grinds could just stop, queue times wouldn't matter, since warfronts are just for gearing up. we would finally start to see some max rank guild vs guild action and the good servers would balance right up and not care about queue times.

    alternatively, warfront clusters can be dynamic and mix with other shards based on population RIGHT NOW.

    also, why does it have to be the same shards for the factions, why not different cluster of defiant sides from shards vs different cluster of guardians from different shards (does that make any sense or just random words?)

    all the clusters are imbalanced, but they use a blanket "these X shards queue together" instead of "guardians from these shards face defiants from these other shards"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dhoogduin View Post
    Trion ur game is going to hell. Instead of a faction change free server transfer now makes every freaking server a defiant party place.

    Plz disallow transfers to a server that already has a faction imbalance..
    How can every sever be a Defiant party place? If more people are rolling Defiant not much can be done about it.
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