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    Sword of Telara Maelystra's Avatar
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    Default Realm faction census site please!

    We desperately need something like THIS so we can make informed choices if wanting to transfer realms.
    This would eliminate the current trial-and-error style of transferring, only to find faction imbalances are really bad
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    You do know that, for the most part, that site is utterly and completely incorrect, right?

    It runs off of people downloading an addon and picks up select information for them to upload to the site. It's really not hard to roll on a few different servers, and ask in /1 about server progression/population...

    Sounds cool, but I feel that it would just further the whole, 'if you want to 'win' at world PvP, only roll on x server for Defiant and y server for Guardian'...

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    I can't see how making sure everyone knows that there's a big faction imbalance on a shard is going to help the shard in fixing the imbalance.
    I mean, surely anyone moving to there would be sure to pic the side with the most players right?
    Might even encourage players in the low end of the imbalance to move to a shard where their faction is not imbalanced, making the problem for the shard even worse.
    And surely, one would want to actually solve those issues rather than avoiding them until they go away.. right?

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    Why should we literally have to spend weeks hopping from shard to shard in hopes of finding a balanced shard?
    I can't see why Trion can't simply replace their uninformative high-medium-low designations with actual Guardian and Defiant population numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelystra View Post
    Why should we literally have to spend weeks hopping from shard to shard in hopes of finding a balanced shard?
    I can't see why Trion can't simply replace their uninformative high-medium-low designations with actual Guardian and Defiant population numbers.
    It's not literal weeks. lol

    There's about 37 servers available to roll new characters on, give or take, and of those they are split between the 4 server types. Sure, rerolling 37 times is BORING, but certainly not a two-three week long endeavor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnirpsLyn View Post
    It's not literal weeks. lol

    There's about 37 servers available to roll new characters on, give or take, and of those they are split between the 4 server types. Sure, rerolling 37 times is BORING, but certainly not a two-three week long endeavor.
    Yes it is literal weeks. You transfer once every 7 days. Last time I checked that equals 1 week.
    I tried rolling new toons on 13 shards and asked on each one what the population and the faction balance was like, and got lied to 12 times.
    I've found that a large percentage of players will, in fact lie about shard conditions to try and get more people there.

    Trion could make choices simple by adding either faction numbers or percentages to the shard list and shard status page on the site.
    Last edited by Maelystra; 08-06-2011 at 06:15 PM.

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    It would be nice if they added percents per side. That way Trion is not telling the number but is giving a percent.
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    If you want balanced pvp you should just stick with warfronts. There is a user generated site for the wargroups. http://rift.zam.com/wiki/Wargroups_%28Rift%29 -not the most up to date tool too.

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