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Thread: Can we merge all the battlegroups now?

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    Default Can we merge all the battlegroups now?

    I really don't see why not.
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    Why? The queues are fine.
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    So what you want to cause is merging of all shards (read:two clusters). So when one shard goes down, they all will go down rather a portion of shards. I'll pass, for now.
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    I was thinking more along the lines of 'fighting people from Briarcliff'
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    Quote Originally Posted by bctrainers View Post
    So what you want to cause is merging of all shards (read:two clusters). So when one shard goes down, they all will go down rather a portion of shards. I'll pass, for now.
    Shards crash that often? The last time I remember was 3 days ago, and it lasted about 30 seconds.
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    NA shards are split into two geographical locations, and merging them all isn't possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Licentia View Post
    NA shards are split into two geographical locations, and merging them all isn't possible.
    Bleh, then that kills it I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Licentia View Post
    NA shards are split into two geographical locations, and merging them all isn't possible.
    then how's that other mmo pull it off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sykk View Post
    then how's that other mmo pull it off...
    That other MMO took at least a year to prep for the merge and, I assume, it took a ton of money to make it work. I also assume that they're not going to be very forthcoming with the information on how they did it.

    This means that Trion, with a much smaller revenue stream, would have to start from scratch, invest a lot of time and money and, hopefully, come up with a system that works as well as those other guys' system.

    Trion is probably thinking that there isn't a big enough problem to warrant that kind of resource commitment. It all comes down to return on investment.

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    well cmon it's 16 shards
    wow has like 200...
    besides if they can do it for the pts they can pull it off
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sykk View Post
    well cmon it's 16 shards
    wow has like 200...
    besides if they can do it for the pts they can pull it off
    The big question is; "What would be the benefit of merging the clusters?".

    It's not like we're facing ugly queue times any more, like WoW was. It's not like they're going to add a specialized form of PvP (i.e. rated WF's) that needs the combined weight of the 2 clusters to operate, at least mot any time soon.

    They need to justify the costs involved before they'll even consider committing that much time and resources to a project like this.

    Don't get me wrong. I'm not really opposed to the idea. I'm just trying to keep things real.

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    the benefit would be to faction balance & to players stuck on a shard they were visiting
    i used to transfer back n forth every week & now it's locked
    free weekly transfers were one of rift's better features

    it's more fun to play vs everyone on the forum
    end game players are getting bored & want to hook up with the best names
    guards dominate one cluster & defs dominate the other

    also, where is the info on the two locations for shard data centers?
    all i'm finding are sites that claim all the na shards are based in dallas
    either way, they have shuffled shards between clusters so i'm sure they can do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sykk View Post
    the benefit would be to faction balance & to players stuck on a shard they were visiting
    i used to transfer back n forth every week & now it's locked
    free weekly transfers were one of rift's better features

    it's more fun to play vs everyone on the forum
    end game players are getting bored & want to hook up with the best names
    guards dominate one cluster & defs dominate the other

    also, where is the info on the two locations for shard data centers?
    all i'm finding are sites that claim all the na shards are based in dallas
    either way, they have shuffled shards between clusters so i'm sure they can do it
    Okay, maybe it's not dead? That makes sense.
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    I'd like to see them all merged.

    There are many great players from both sides that I'd love to have on my team/on the other team. I think they should at least put some resources into attempting it.

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    I'd really like them NOT to be merged. But that is only because, I really like the battlegroup I'm in now.
    I did NOT like the one I moved from.


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