Cirus, on 26 January 2013 - 02:40 AM, said:
It's the long term that still scares me actually. For the health of top tier WvW, it would be healthy if we had 3 or 4 top servers. 3 way WvWvW is so much more fun than a 1v1 WvW, the results and possibilities of the battles change infinitetly when you add a 3rd contender to the mix.
However due to Jade Quarry receiving over 20 WvW guilds for every time zone, meanwhile SoS also getting some additions to keep up, we've left everyone else behind. For the sake of competition I don't believe this is a healthy move, it's why I've been advocating transfers to Blackgate and Sanctum of Rall consistently during this period. 3 way fights is what's best for the game, and best for our enjoyment of it.
The gap between Blackgate and the top has increased in the past 7 days, and I think it's a real shame and I wish people when choosing their new home server to think about their choices carefully. It might seem like a good idea in the short term to stack Jade Quarry just so you can get the instant win, but for the long term you'll be screwing everyone over, including yourself. So far in WvW history it hasn't been a major issue because the transfers generally balanced themselves out, however with free transfers ending this won't be happening anymore and what we have now is what we're stuck with.
Anyway, this discussion seems pointless now, it's too late really. It would have been nice if people thought about this instead of just denying it and defending their own selfishness.
It was all pointless alarmism to start with. The people on the con side of it are crying out, "OMG!!! JQ is now stacked and is teh pwn!!!" The scores are showing that JQ has become more the equal to SoS than it was. I log out at night and we are 2k behind. I log in the next day and we are behind by 10k. Some of you people are freaking out like JQ is some unstoppable juggernaut and the fact is, you are wrong.
There is never going to be 4 "healthy" servers. 2 out of the 4 servers that were in the top 4 from 6 weeks ago have died. All the crying about JQ is coming across more like people crying about not being able to zerg the hell out of the other two servers than it sounds like concern for the game.
Maybe if people spent more time trying to get players on their server and less time being arrogant *s, people would choose their server to transfer.
SF decided to leave SBI mainly because wvw wasn't fun for us there anymore. We got sick of map hopping every 30-45 minutes. Any time there was a keep under attack, we got a call from someone. This made it apparent that the wvw community was dead. We outright shot down the idea of SoS because it was clear the last time we fought them, they had enough people to hold against SBI and JQ. We went to SoR and they tried telling us how many people were "allowed" to come to their server. We had reasons that were personl for not going to Kaineng or Blackgate. (I'm not elaborating on these two because that is a whole different drama.) JQ however, they went out of their way to welcome and support us.
In other words, let it go. You are wrong and you will see. Crybaby gamers that wanted this to be an entirely different game are what has ruined shit more than anything. I mean seriously, quitting over ascended gear? Look the hell out, that shit screwed up wvw big time didn't it. Then again, maybe I just had too many beers after dinner.