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Poll: Which server should the Oceanic alternative be? (149 member(s) have cast votes)

Which server should the Oceanic alternative be?

  1. Astralarium (61 votes [40.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.94%

  2. Gate of Madness (15 votes [10.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.07%

  3. Isle of Janthir (16 votes [10.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.74%

  4. Eternal Grove (18 votes [12.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.08%

  5. Quarell Falls (6 votes [4.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.03%

  6. None of the above (33 votes [22.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.15%

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#31 Nukk

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 09:53 AM

Is it possible that they may merge servers if any of the servers end up being underpopulated? Also, will there be free server transfers shortly after launch until things have settled down?

Edited by Nukk, 09 July 2012 - 09:54 AM.


#32 lazjen

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 10:58 AM

View PostNukk, on 09 July 2012 - 09:53 AM, said:

Is it possible that they may merge servers if any of the servers end up being underpopulated? Also, will there be free server transfers shortly after launch until things have settled down?

No idea if they'll merge at this time.

However, there's already options available via the gem store for players to transfer their home server.  Note that you can guest on other servers for free.  Home server is really only an issue for region and WvW.

Also, I think it would be a good idea to actually be thinking of at least a 3rd "named" Oceanic server.  I think you'll find there will be more than enough to sustain 3 servers with ease.

#33 Sanktus

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:21 PM

Eternal grove ftw

#34 Cobalt60

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:23 PM

View PostInfiniteRetro, on 09 July 2012 - 07:51 AM, said:

who cares the game with that kind of a ping with this kind of mechanic is bad as. unless servers are given to us in the oceanic region whats the point.

Straight over your head.

#35 4arsie4

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:35 PM

GW2 might be the first game where the NA crowd might gravitate towards the Worlds with a strong Oceanic timezone playerbase because of the benefits of having a 24hr WvW community going.

Hopefully the Oceanic playerbase spreads out in about 2-3 servers.

#36 Tyestor

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 03:16 PM

View PostYonan, on 08 July 2012 - 02:45 AM, said:

There are already multiple threads on this.  Can also see the discussion on whingepool.

There are also a number of servers that have Aussie guilds.  Isle of Janthir and Ember Isle seem to have the most after the main 2.

I crack up every time I see Whirlpool referred to as whingepool, it's so damn true. For anyone interested, here's the thread:

http://forums.whirlp...s.cfm?t=1914352 - "Unofficial Oceanic server has been chosen as Sea of Sorrows and Darkhaven". Whirlpool has an incredible amount of Oceanic players so if it says those two servers are the unofficial servers, that's what they'll be. No point rolling anywhere else.

#37 PariahX

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 04:59 PM

I hope you guys spread out at least a little bit cuz I love playing with Kiwis late at nite.  ♥  Targeting two of the most popularly named servers in Sea of Sorrows and Darkhaven might not serve your community so well in the end when it comes to queues for WvW but you'll always know where to go guesting for PvE action in your primetime at least.  I think Astralarium sounds like a neato world to shape as a low pop WvW focused home for Kiwis and Kiwi lovers alike.  :angel:

#38 LOCOMOFO

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 11:43 PM

View PostTyestor, on 09 July 2012 - 03:16 PM, said:

http://forums.whirlp...s.cfm?t=1914352 - "Unofficial Oceanic server has been chosen as Sea of Sorrows and Darkhaven". Whirlpool has an incredible amount of Oceanic players so if it says those two servers are the unofficial servers, that's what they'll be. No point rolling anywhere else.

Only problem with that are these 2 servers are going to be the first to fill up.  That's if the BWEs are any indication to go on.

So you're left with 2 options:
  • Join an over populated server, which brings with it a host of problems ie. Boring unbalanced WvW, constantly playing on overflows, guilds/friends splitting because server is full, etc...
  • Join a low-medium pop server, which doesn't suffer the above issues.


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:31 AM

Is Darkhaven going to be a secondary Oceanic server if Sea of Sorrows is full?

Edited by unraveled, 10 July 2012 - 05:12 AM.
Merged with existing thread on pretty much the same topic.


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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:35 AM

seems like it

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:37 AM

sauce?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:40 AM

According to Whirlpool it is: http://forums.whirlp...s.cfm?t=1914352

Edited by unraveled, 10 July 2012 - 05:13 AM.
Amended due to thread merge.


#43 esteray13

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:42 AM

thanks for the help

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 02:20 AM

Eh? Isn't reddit on it?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:24 AM

I've found Isle of Janthir pretty good during the Aussie Play times over the Beta weekend so Me and a few others will most likely be playing there.

#46 Voltar

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:32 AM

View PostIron Legionnaire, on 10 July 2012 - 02:20 AM, said:

Eh? Isn't reddit on it?
there's some discussion about whether or not it's going to be overpopulated and reddit might go to another one...plus that was only the karma server, there's more than one i think (port sledge too) but there's over 30k members of the guildwars2 subreddit so likely there will be several reddit servers.

#47 Crook

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:47 AM

It's the reddit server if anything.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:52 AM

View PostCrook, on 10 July 2012 - 03:47 AM, said:

It's the reddit server if anything.

Yep, one of the reasons I don't think it's a good alternative for oceanic players.

It's going to be PACKED.

#49 Reiyhn

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:04 AM

What server have they chosen on Reddit?

#50 rebalnz

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:09 AM

better not be or else it will be full aswell, need 3 servers really. would be sooo easy if Anet just announced 3 servers oceanic players should go to. or did what bioware did with swtor.

#51 Bael

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:18 AM

Sea of Sorrows was definitely the first choice for Oceanic players, at least here on Guru, and Darkhaven was quickly picked as a second due to Whirlpool. In a couple of threads since, Astralarium has been talked about as another possible Oceanic hangout, since both Sea of Sorrows and Darkhaven are now pretty much full.

#52 Sarge

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:18 AM

I also would favour a poll, then we can select the three most popular out of a given list.

I like the idea of Astralarium, only worry is that it might be underpopulated perhaps? But the issue of Sea of Sorrows is that it will definitely be full. It was full the majority of the time during the BWE's and I would assume the same upon release. Darkhaven is the same, really. And apparently Darkhaven is the reddit server, best not to go there!

So if anyone could incorporate a poll with options such as (suggestion only :) ):
-Astralarium
-Isle of Janthir
-Eternal Grove
-Tarnished Coast
-Yak's Bend
-Ember Isle

Can add extras. Shouldn't include SoS or Darkhaven as options as in the long run - they really aren't. They're going to be far too full for us.

PS. Damn you ArenaNet, if you made just a couple official we wouldn't have this problem. :(

Edited by Sarge, 10 July 2012 - 04:20 AM.


#53 Kai Toa

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:38 AM

Why did Sos get so full in the first place, since didnt we as Oceanic players book it?

#54 Ruefully

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:57 AM

Keep in mind that SoS is probably full for the same reason that Tarnished Coast (the RP server) is: More people than not DON'T keep up where which community is rolling. So the majority of people aren't going to go by a handy dandy list that says "Okay this is the Guru server, this is the Reddit server, this is the Oceanic server, and this is the RP server! I'm going to go here then!" It's more like "This server sounds like a good name. I'm going here."

Most people don't realize where they are rolling. That's not to say rolling on these servers with communities makes no difference. We have strong enough presences to establish on our community.

#55 Maconi

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:01 AM

http://titanpad.com/...yT2aGiZB/latest

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Gate of Madness - Unofficial Alt Oceanic

Dunno where the Darkhaven Alt Oceanic stuff came from. Gate of Madness was listed as the Alt Oceanic for quite a while. I think people just want Darkhaven to be the Alt Oceanic since there are so many people on it. :P

#56 LOCOMOFO

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:01 AM

Well I don't think Tarnish Coast is an option as I'm pretty sure that's the unofficial RP server.

I agree that we need a poll or something.  If The OP can't convert this thread into one, we should get one going.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:06 AM

View PostMaconi, on 10 July 2012 - 05:01 AM, said:

http://titanpad.com/...yT2aGiZB/latest



Dunno where the Darkhaven Alt Oceanic stuff came from. Gate of Madness was listed as the Alt Oceanic for quite a while. I think people just want Darkhaven to be the Alt Oceanic since there are so many people on it. :P

This is the better route. Darkhaven already seems to be quite populated.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:23 AM

View PostMaconi, on 10 July 2012 - 05:01 AM, said:

http://titanpad.com/...yT2aGiZB/latest



Dunno where the Darkhaven Alt Oceanic stuff came from. Gate of Madness was listed as the Alt Oceanic for quite a while. I think people just want Darkhaven to be the Alt Oceanic since there are so many people on it. :P

Cheers for the link.

Gotta say though, it's the first time I heard of a server named Gate of Madness, let alone that it was an Oceanic alt.

Who exactly compiled all this info?

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:31 AM

View PostLOCOMOFO, on 10 July 2012 - 05:23 AM, said:

Cheers for the link.

Gotta say though, it's the first time I heard of a server named Gate of Madness, let alone that it was an Oceanic alt.

Who exactly compiled all this info?

I think anyone can edit it (like a wiki). Although it's been like that for a very long time.

http://www.guildwars...nd-communities/

That one is edited by the OP and is usually up to date as well.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:37 AM

Ahhh right, I see.  Cheers

I'm def switching from Sorrows Furnace.  Looks to be another heavily populated server.





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