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24 minutes ago, BoomBox said:

Tex there was way too much players for one server . The queues were large. Took me over an hour to enter the game. The plan was to have more than one pvp server on EA release. All players ware against it , so devs left it with one , and boom total break down. After that they opened more severs , i think we had 3 pvp servers, correct me if i am wrong  and we ended up with 2.

Just for the record , i don't think the devs are EU-bias. Hell you have a lot of germans , british ppl in the game also but it really doesn't matter. It didn't work , we all kept bitching at each other cause of pb-window. The only thing they could do is split it . Now i do think they should've done a total wipe so everyone could just start out from the beginning. But they chose differently. That's the only thing i think they could've done better.

At that time it made since to split the servers.   That was when I switched from PvP1 to PvP2.  I was getting 10 min ques also and said screw this. That and was getting tired of getting ganked by 6-8 ships ever time I left ports cause it was over populated.  That number of players was to many for one server, but we only have a fraction of those numbers total now a days so there is no reason to have 3 servers.  Also remember how long EU Mirror servered lasted?  The numbers dropped big time and they merged them back into each other......notice that...>MERGED IT BACK TOGETHER CAUSE OF LOW POP<   They done it once they can do it again.  

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Geeze, at this point neither a merge nor keeping 3 servers will "save the game". Only continuing and refining improvements will. For now, keep the current server setup and let the future decide.

Looking in to my (optimistic) crystal ball:

1) Devs finally hit a home run and game becomes popular.

2) Population is so great that not only do we not need PB windows, we need to expand the map so that there is more space to play.

THIS would be the ultimate definition of game success: I choose to sail in the Dutch East Indies fleet right now. In a few months my ships may participate in our attempt to conquer the Greek isles.

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21 hours ago, Peter Goldman said:

I would support with merge. Night hunting is dull, 60-80 players online during the night. Just each clan sets PB timers and we have 4-5 timers to cover whole time zones. (not just 2h windows). Night flips issue fixed, gg wp and as result more PvP 24/7.

I find myself leaving EU and moving to Global around certain hours so that I can find pvp.  I agree

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3 hours ago, admin said:

Russia is not the biggest player base. The largest buyer of the game is USA, second largest is Germany. 

From the horses mouth....  FACT.

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4 minutes ago, Hodo said:

 

From the horses mouth....  FACT.

Hey mate ... I'll tell you another FACT.

Take the number of USA purchasers and compare them to the sum of all European purchasers.

 

 

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Just now, victor said:

Hey mate ... I'll tell you another FACT.

Take the number of USA purchasers and compare them to the sum of all European purchasers.

 

 

Let us add in the AU, CN, BRA, players to the US numbers.   And throw in the Chinese with that for good measure.. seeing as they play on GLOBAL.

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Just now, Hodo said:

Let us add in the AU, CN, BRA, players to the US numbers.   And throw in the Chinese with that for good measure.. seeing as they play on GLOBAL.

Actually they do not play on global, since you are four cats.

At the end of the story, you have to blame your community for not being active enough on your server, not try to spoil the game of the EU one.

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Just now, victor said:

Actually they do not play on global, since you are four cats.

At the end of the story, you have to blame your community for not being active enough on your server, not try to spoil the game of the EU one.

Australians,  Canadians, Brazilians, and Chinese dont?  Hmm... I guess I should tell CKA, and a few of the other clans on Global that they are on the wrong server then.  

 

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On 10/11/2017 at 4:46 PM, Christoph said:

We need more players! More Players=More Action!!!

 

Please merge Server until release and bring the defence port timer back!

Only if all Servers are Merged into the PvE Server :)

Sorry but if you Merge the PvE Server into the PvP Server you will not even get 5% of the Players there. Cause they will just Quit the Game instead. :P

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6 minutes ago, Sunleader said:

Only if all Servers are Merged into the PvE Server :)

Sorry but if you Merge the PvE Server into the PvP Server you will not even get 5% of the Players there. Cause they will just Quit the Game instead. :P

I dont think anyone was talking about merging the PVE server into anything.  Most of us have forgotten it existed.

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Clearly the devs have.  I asked twice how they plan for players to establish a capital for the new nations on the PVE server and they ignored it.  The obvious reason they didn't think about that, or don't care, or both.

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7 minutes ago, Jean Ribault said:

Clearly the devs have.  I asked twice how they plan for players to establish a capital for the new nations on the PVE server and they ignored it.  The obvious reason they didn't think about that, or don't care, or both.

That is a topic for another thread.  But it is a good question.

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I did post that question (twice) in the appropriate thread.  However, it is also a good question for this thread too since the only way to establish Admiralty in a new nation on the PVE server would be if that server were merged also.  I am not an advocate of that solution, but if that's not done then the question needs to be answered.

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I would fully support a merge of the PVP servers as the major complaint from the PVP side is that they cant find PVP on those servers,  and allowing those players who only wish to PVE move to the PVE server. That would give the PVP community back their server, and increase the PEW PEW,  It would also give the PVE community what they want, the ability to play as they wish. What we dont want to do is lose players again, and if PVP and PVE servers are merged many active players currently on the PVE side will simply move on to other games, the communities on each server type are radically different but both have paid for the game and both should have a place in it.  

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On 10/11/2017 at 11:01 AM, Farrago said:

Geeze, at this point neither a merge nor keeping 3 servers will "save the game". Only continuing and refining improvements will. For now, keep the current server setup and let the future decide.

Looking in to my (optimistic) crystal ball:

1) Devs finally hit a home run and game becomes popular.

2) Population is so great that not only do we not need PB windows, we need to expand the map so that there is more space to play.

THIS would be the ultimate definition of game success: I choose to sail in the Dutch East Indies fleet right now. In a few months my ships may participate in our attempt to conquer the Greek isles.

We need a far larger population on Global than we achieved during the summer to continue with the current PB/RvR system.  Thousands, at least.  Even then experience over the summer suggests that players will self-segregate into timezone based nations and night/workflip their enemies into quitting.  Either the timescale of RvR has to lengthen to multiple days, or we need some kind of RvR time windowing to eliminate the stupid soul-sucking flipping wars.  

 

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1 hour ago, Mpat120 said:

I would fully support a merge of the PVP servers as the major complaint from the PVP side is that they cant find PVP on those servers,  and allowing those players who only wish to PVE move to the PVE server. That would give the PVP community back their server, and increase the PEW PEW,  It would also give the PVE community what they want, the ability to play as they wish.

What are you talking about?  There already is a PVE server where the "PVE community" is.

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1 minute ago, Barbancourt (rownd) said:

What are you talking about?  There already is a PVE server where the "PVE community" is.

I think he means that he wants his PvP Server Char change to PvE Server so he doesnt need to Start from.Scratch there

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2 hours ago, Sunleader said:

I think he means that he wants his PvP Server Char change to PvE Server so he doesnt need to Start from.Scratch there

Mine has already made that move, but for the others that only want to PVE should be allowed the chance to move to the PVE side if the 2 PVP servers are merged.

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38 minutes ago, Mpat120 said:

Mine has already made that move, but for the others that only want to PVE should be allowed the chance to move to the PVE side if the 2 PVP servers are merged.

People who only want to PVE would presumably already be on the PVE server.  It's been there all along.

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4 minutes ago, Barbancourt (rownd) said:

People who only want to PVE would presumably already be on the PVE server.  It's been there all along.

Yes and No.

You See in the Past the PvP Server had Safezones on every National Port.

So PvP happened on Port Battles, Open Sea away from the Coast and Free Towns. While the Nation Ports were mostly Safe.

 

Since then alot of stuff has changed back and forth over and over.

So People wanting to Switch Servers but not wanting to lose all the their stuff is likely not such a rare case.

 

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6 hours ago, Sunleader said:

Yes and No.

You See in the Past the PvP Server had Safezones on every National Port.

So PvP happened on Port Battles, Open Sea away from the Coast and Free Towns. While the Nation Ports were mostly Safe  

I've seen you post this several times. When was this?

At least since last December but prior to Patch 11, there was a SMALL green zone around the capitol city. Battles made within that zone stayed open to the owner for defender reinforcements to enter but there were no AI super killers to push a button and summon. PVP Battles (and yes, ambushes of newbies and traders) happened often around national ports. Attackers ran the risk of facing revenge fleets on battle exit as well but to say nation ports were safe would be incorrect.

Regardless, we have nice big safe zones now.

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On ‎11‎/‎10‎/‎2017 at 4:53 PM, Anolytic said:

There's already 987654321 topics about this. Do we need another one?

 

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btw: No.

 

 

That depends, it's a good topic if you want to reach 987654322 topics on the same subject :D

It's always a good idea to have more player, the problem is that game implementation were not satisfying in the past, doing again the sames mistakes won't solve the problems i'm afraid.

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I think it would make for a good match up, Svenska Eu thrown in a mix against Pirates, GB, US in global. Maybe it's just some don't like a challenge :P

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5 hours ago, rediii said:

Hello,

no its a realy hello kittying bad idea. 

best regards

rediii

Hello,

yes, it's a great idea

Warmest regards

Christendom

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