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Im still a bit confused

#1 Jan 29 2013 at 2:15 AM Rating: Decent
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Archmage Callinon wrote:
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d) The level difference between old and new players which creates an artificial barrier between these communities.


Which is thoroughly solved with the introduction of new servers that only serve new players and not existing players. Which I believe Wint and others have mentioned here repeatedly.

There's no power differential between these two groups unless you WANT there to be one by rolling on an established server as opposed to a new server.

How does this avoid issues? Here's what's going to happen...

Assuming your scenario of avoiding 'power differential' and all new players rolling fresh servers, said fresh servers will bustle and thrive and the established servers will feel dead. People will *****, servers will shut down and players will be transferred anyway. I'm not seeing the point in segregating the community; especially when it's really not a sure bet that it's going to grow large enough to thrive as it is. What is the logic?

There is still no explanation for how a 3 year head start is going to even itself out when the eventual server transfers happen. If anything, new players will be asked and then probably bribed to fill the emptier established servers. Again, this assumes the game even takes off to begin with...

Archmage Callinon wrote:
It is not logical to wipe existing player data because this isn't a new game. This is a rebuild of an existing game, and these players have put in their time and deserve that not to have been a waste.

It wouldn't be the first time it's happened. It also wouldn't have been nearly as much of an issue if the announcement had come at the time of the whole 'rebuild and reboot' spiel they came out with only a few months after launch.

"We blew it. We're sorry. We're going to rebuild the game and make it the worthy of the FF tag. Here is a time table and a promise. Character data will not be saved when the rebirth occurs, but the game will remain free to play until 2.0 goes live and everyone who purchased the game up to this point gets Legacy status." -Yoshi

Archmage Callinon wrote:
As a side example.. Blizzard doesn't wipe player data between expansions.. this isn't strictly an expansion of FFXIV, but it may as well be.


Now we're comparing a failed MMO to one of the most popular and well known video games of our time. I am thoroughly feeling that. This is sure to be the most legendary thread ZAM has ever seen.

Edited, Jan 29th 2013 3:17am by FilthMcNasty
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Its personal preference and all, but yes we need to educate WoW players that this is OUR game, these are Characters and not Toons. Time to beat that into them one at a time.
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