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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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#61 hitchhiker55

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:09 AM

alright. I'd be happy to see a poll here. Can a mod put one up?

#62 Mexay

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:49 PM

I don't think I can actually make this a poll. I would appreciate it if a mod could do it, though I'm not 100% sure what it should be?

#63 GrayLadyPat

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 12:56 AM

I am in NA. I play a lot on Oceanic servers because of my work schedule.

First, without trying to derail the thread, a reminder: Aside from WvW, which is limited to the world you roll your characters on, which world you pick doesn't matter. Regardless of where you roll, you can guest on any other world.

So, back on topic:

Astralarium could be a good choice. If it becomes the unofficial Oceanic World, I will probably guest there a lot so I have folks to run with. I will actually roll my characters on the Homeworld that my guild chooses.

#64 LOCOMOFO

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 02:46 AM

I'm going with Astralarium for a few reasons:
  • Fitting name for Oceanics.  I'm sure other Aussies will pick it for the same reason, which means more locals to play with.
  • Low-medium pop.  Judging by the World Choice thread (Pinned), it won't be super packed.  SoS & Darkhaven are probably the 2 most popular servers, so I'd prefer to stay away from those for reasons posted previously.
  • In the rare instance that I find an under populated area in PvE, it's easy to guest to one of the more populated servers.  But I highly doubt that being an issue early on anyway.
  • I think WvW will be more fun playing for a low-med populated server.  Running with a massive zerg on Sorrows Furnace steam rolling everything in our path wasn't challenging nor fun.  I realise WvW will be more balanced after release as well as better tactics/strategy being fleshed out, but even still, that's yet to be seen.
  • It seems to be the popular choice in this thread.
See yas all there  :cool:

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:09 AM

I was on Cavalon in the last few events after Sea was full, simply because they're related in GW1 (and Luxons are the best :P ). The people around there seemed nice.

I will follow to wherever the Oceanics go, though. I need to meet some people to WvW with.

#66 Mexay

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 07:59 AM

I guess that currently Astralarium is the trend, mid way next week I'll take another look at the poll and tell the guy running the Thread that's stickied to tag whatever the most popular one here is as the Oceanic alt. Thanks to everyone who has voted so far and contributed to the thread. Hope to see everyone in beta :D

#67 Auzzie015

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:12 AM

Ok I know no-one playing this game apart from myself and I have no idea where to go.

#68 correllis

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:16 AM

One vote from me for Eternal Grove.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:18 AM

i thinking fort aspenwood....but i shall take astralarium. Pity my friends are going other servers

#70 Mexay

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:19 AM

View PostXgreatArtist, on 11 July 2012 - 08:18 AM, said:

i thinking fort aspenwood....but i shall take astralarium. Pity my friends are going other servers

You can always guest and play with them :D

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:23 AM

View PostMexay, on 11 July 2012 - 08:19 AM, said:

You can always guest and play with them :D

heyyyyyyyyyyyyyy why not :D
ima be a jerk at Fort Aspenwood then

Edited by XgreatArtist, 11 July 2012 - 08:23 AM.


#72 Arden

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:23 AM

We've got a few Australian guilds heading to Eternal Grove - so that's where I've lodged my vote for.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:15 AM

I'll go with Astralarium as it seems a popular choice (it does 'fit' Australia in a number of ways) and I'll be wanting to be where there are people around to team with or chat to (and who speak the same language!).

It wasn't one of the choices, but I would have loved to pick Henge of Denravi, for no other reason than it was/still is my favorite outpost in GW1.

By the way.... off topic, but to guest on another server you need to someone on that server to invite you, is that correct? (if so, is a pity, means you can't just hop over to another server of choice to check it out, or even just to meet a different lot of people :(  )

#74 Burk

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 03:57 AM

Looks like Astralarium might be the alt server.

#75 Mexay

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 12:59 AM

View PostWildfire, on 11 July 2012 - 10:15 AM, said:

By the way.... off topic, but to guest on another server you need to someone on that server to invite you, is that correct? (if so, is a pity, means you can't just hop over to another server of choice to check it out, or even just to meet a different lot of people :(  )

It sounds like it, although it is ridiculously easy to get around.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:59 AM

^^ Not so easy if you don't know anyone on the other server i.e. you just want to hop over, see what it's like, especially if you're on the hunt for a new home world.  Oh well, will wait and see how it plays out.

#77 Mexay

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:02 PM

View PostWildfire, on 13 July 2012 - 10:59 AM, said:

^^ Not so easy if you don't know anyone on the other server i.e. you just want to hop over, see what it's like, especially if you're on the hunt for a new home world.  Oh well, will wait and see how it plays out.

Stickied thread on guru with people on certain servers who offer to guest people would be one method. Join guilds from other servers, etc.

#78 Saxx0n

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:24 PM

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

Come fight with us on Gate of Madness. We all have to sleep sometimes so it is good to know when you take the armor off at the end of the day your brother defends the realm in your stead.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:32 AM

I think my choice will mostly be down to what the servers are like at release, no doubt Sea of Sorrows will be full in 2 minutes hehe.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 04:50 AM

Astralarium sounds good but please do make sure other people from other sites know about this. I mean, we're just minority in gurus, how about other forums? It'll be good if they know it too.

Voted Astralarium.

#81 rebalnz

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:33 AM

yeah astralarium sounds good. no doubt if we go there though, other countries will see its full and fill it up aswell making some miss out.

#82 Mexay

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 05:42 AM

Main post edited. If there are any guilds, of any size or type, that are planning/seriously considering taking up residence in Astralarium, please advise me. I wish to make a decent list so that I can go to other sites and say "These are the guilds who have said they are residing here, blah blah blah, come join us."

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 06:09 AM

View PostLOCOMOFO, on 11 July 2012 - 02:46 AM, said:

I'm going with Astralarium for a few reasons:
  • Fitting name for Oceanics.  I'm sure other Aussies will pick it for the same reason, which means more locals to play with.
  • Low-medium pop.  Judging by the World Choice thread (Pinned), it won't be super packed.  SoS & Darkhaven are probably the 2 most popular servers, so I'd prefer to stay away from those for reasons posted previously.
  • In the rare instance that I find an under populated area in PvE, it's easy to guest to one of the more populated servers.  But I highly doubt that being an issue early on anyway.
  • I think WvW will be more fun playing for a low-med populated server.  Running with a massive zerg on Sorrows Furnace steam rolling everything in our path wasn't challenging nor fun.  I realise WvW will be more balanced after release as well as better tactics/strategy being fleshed out, but even still, that's yet to be seen.
  • It seems to be the popular choice in this thread.
See yas all there  :cool:
Totally agree on (4) and (2). I don't want to be on the main oceanic server (which additionally has high US pop) due to wait time and WvW being more boring. I do however want to be on a server with some australians and asians. So i need a server which gets mentioned somewhere or that multiple guilds I know roll on. I also got like 2 or 3 sets of people I would like to play with, and the main thing I am interested in is WvW which is a pain. hopefully they will agree to roll on same server. I definitely don't want to be on reddit server. Seem like the types who would nerd rage.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 10:02 AM

Black Hand will be rolling Astralarium most definitely as I don't see our members liking being split up.

Why the hell would anyone want to go to Darkhaven =___=

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 11:11 AM

If you are interested in EU server, give us a call www.pevepe.net

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 01:14 PM

View PostSidhardha, on 14 July 2012 - 11:11 AM, said:

If you are interested in EU server, give us a call www.pevepe.net

EU servers are even worse than NA for our latency... no thanks.


EDIT: btw Mexay Black Hand is PvX.

Edited by burkderp, 15 July 2012 - 08:10 AM.


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Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:47 AM

my guild are choosing not to roll on the aussie server... we are WvW focused. we want our server to have a 24 hour presence on the battlefield.. i think there will be enough people PvE all the time... plus u can guest...

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:06 PM

Yak's Bend

My big International guild, which has a huge oceanic division (the biggest of us all) will all roll on Yak's Bend.
Our guild alone will have a huge US and OC part, and a medium size EU representation.

So if you want to help make a server that has alot of players from all time zones, it's Yak's Bend you should chose.

btw, it's The Older Gamers that's my guild.

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 04:48 PM

View Postburkderp, on 14 July 2012 - 10:02 AM, said:

Why the hell would anyone want to go to Darkhaven =___=

Last BWE I could not even get on it to make a character (my guild has been on it since BWE1, but I just got access the last one). I don't see the advantage in choosing an alt server that's just as full as the main. Darkhaven was 1 of 2 servers I saw that were immediately full at the beginning of last BWE (the other might have been SoS, but I wasn't paying attention).

Edited by Ketill, 15 July 2012 - 04:48 PM.


#90 Mexay

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Posted 15 July 2012 - 11:38 PM

It's quite interesting that "None of the above" is so high.

I'm just going to assume it's because:

1) There is so many servers
2) There is a number of people who don't understand what exactly the poll is asking and are just voting for SoS/Darkhaven,


View PostKetill, on 15 July 2012 - 04:48 PM, said:

Last BWE I could not even get on it to make a character (my guild has been on it since BWE1, but I just got access the last one). I don't see the advantage in choosing an alt server that's just as full as the main. Darkhaven was 1 of 2 servers I saw that were immediately full at the beginning of last BWE (the other might have been SoS, but I wasn't paying attention).

This. There is absolutely no point in choosing a server as the Alt when the one you're choosing is full.

View Postburkderp, on 14 July 2012 - 01:14 PM, said:

EU servers are even worse than NA for our latency... no thanks.


EDIT: btw Mexay Black Hand is PvX.

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