Last edited by Tiaora; 06-24-2011 at 08:37 PM.
+1 Thumbs up.
Did you somehow miss the hundreds of pages from pre live that guilds did to decide which is the home where us Oceanic players should gather so as a coimmunity we had a home. Community is greater than devs.
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Last edited by Balok; 06-24-2011 at 08:38 PM.
hows dayblind? what servers is it merged with for warfronts?
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Last edited by Whackinstick; 06-24-2011 at 09:58 PM.
Thank you Trion for giving us some official indicator, as to where us Oceanic players can go.
As for those people on Wolfsbane unhappy about the label on Laethys, the reasons I originally nominated Laethys are in this thread.
Basically, Laethys is (currently) a lower population server, which allows for the possibility for the shard to grow into a population with a very high Oceanic:NA player ratio. Shards with an already-high NA population (like Wolfsbane), have this potential diminished. Besides, Wolfsbane is just not an option for those of us who already have characters that we love playing.
It was not my intention to incite anger from the players on Wolfsbane or Briarcliff by making the nomination; I hope this is reflected in my posts on the above-linked thread. My only hope was to unite a seemingly fragmented Oceanic community, so ALL players (both Oceanic and NA) could have a better Rift experience.
I thank the devs again for listening to us.
Thanks Trion for finally recognizing the oceanic community!
This will keep me subbed for a while
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I've just come back to the game after a bit of a break and am considering jumping over to Laethys from Wolvesbane.
Seeya in game
Surfing the net has never been so suite!
The lag on Dayblind is terrible at times now. World pvp and raiding is suffering a lot because of this lag since the transfers.
Did Dayblind get a hardware upgrade?
You people have been whining since before release for Trion to designate 'official' servers for Oceania. Now that they have, you're whining because they did.
Absolutely incredible how self centered and ungrateful that mentality is.
Server issues? Check here first - http://www.riftgame.com/en/shardstatus/
Trion was asked plenty of times to give these servers unofficial support. Offical tagged servers will more than likely fail due to low population and i see no reason why Wolfsbane will not come up in the transfer list before long. We have a strong community and will continue to have a strong Oceanic community.
There is nothing selfish about what we have said. You are ignorant and need to goto the archived posts to support your statements. Maybe if you did you'll see the amount of work that went into establishing a community for Oceanic based players occured long before this all come about.
If you would like to help build the community that is a fine thing to do. Feel free to even drop by our forums and post in the public section. No one needs to derail anyone.
should have made it Briarcliff and Wolfsbane.. any1 who wasn't happy with the new labels could have transferred off...
too many oceanic players on those servers already.
Actually Vale you should take care to identify who was calling for shard labels and who wasn't and you will see there are 2 distinct interest groups. The ppl who pushed for Wolfsbane as the unofficial Oceanic shard resisted very vocally and often unpleasantly anyone who called for an official Oceanic shard label during beta and beyond. If those were actually concerned for the Oceanic community and not their own interests, we wouldn't have had casual Oceanic players flung across 80 shards and quitting the game because their experience is of permenently low population Rift.
If you do go back to the original thread, you'll see as many ppl getting shouted down for suggesting a labelled shard as the ppl who insisted that it wasn't necessary and citing spurious reasons such as 'Oceanic shards are the first to fail' and 'North Americans won't go to an Oceanic labelled shard'.
Reason 2 is most revealing - it might be true, I don't know - but casual Oceanic players don't give a rip if North Americans won't go to an Oceanic labelled shard - all they care about is that there is decent community during casual Oceanic play time. They are the ppl who don't have time wait in queues to enjoy their more limited play time. The ppl who opposed the shard labelling wanted a 24/7 shard because they play much more hard core and extensively than casuals - it meets their needs as they will have high popn both on and off peak Oceanic times. Oceanic Casuals were the fodder to provide this.
There is enough Oceanic popn to support 2 PvE shards, I don't see Wolfsbane declining any time soon.
My shiny carapace is cracked. I should have never left the sea. – Krugon.
I'm most likely going to go from Briarcliff to Dayblind.. i just want to know which servers Dayblind is tied with in regards to Warfronts?
i wish they would release the Warfront CrossServer information ffs.
Nitpicking aside, Trion responded within DAYS of making this request. In my own posts I tried to be constructive in pointing out a problem I perceived in a divided, transferring Oceanic community. I offered a nomination for a server, as it seemed like a good first step in a community-lead solution. For a Trion-lead solution, it was suggested to tag one of the shards simply as "Oceanic". It was a simple solution that many felt (including myself) could unite the Oceanic community who couldn't transfer to Wolfsbane. I can't say if this had any bearing on Trion labeling Laethys as the Oceanic server; but nonetheless, they responded quickly when the community was being constructive and clear on the forums.
I will not speculate about how Trion was solicited to give some notion of support for Wolfsbane as an Oceanic shard. However, what I have seen is a lot of non-constructive responses from members of the Wolfsbane community in light of recent events. Moreover, not one of these posts contain any viable solutions that would enable Trion to unite the Oceanic community without totally overloading Wolfsbane. I'm sure everyone can appreciate that putting an additional load on a server that already has queues and latency issues (at least for many Oceanics), isn't a viable solution.