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Posted: Jul 14th 2009 12:47PM (Unverified) said

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The same thing happened in DAoC...

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Posted: Jul 14th 2009 8:16AM (Unverified) said

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lol

Posted: Jul 14th 2009 8:45AM (Unverified) said

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I believe this server merge is a good thing, it partially resolves one of the biggest complaints by the community, the low population on some servers or the imbalance of one faction over the other. Hopefully, this is a sign that Mythic is finally listening to their customers instead of doing what they think is best for them. LoTD while nice and shinny was not was the customers were looking for in the short term (bug fixes, class balance, population issues resolved, end game mechanics), as such when it rolled out it basically turned off more people than it kept. All is not lost if Mythic can address the top 5 list they posted sooner than later. Aion is not everyone's cup of tea, WAR still has the best IP out there but if they tick off their customer base any more they could be hanging out with Funcom and AoC.

Posted: Jul 14th 2009 11:49AM (Unverified) said

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I was very addicted to WAR when it first released. In Tier 1 and Tier 2, it was very fun with constant scenarios and pvp actually in the pvp lakes. I didnt level up as fast as some since I have university to study for and I still like hanging out with friends and the gf. But I made it to rank 32 which hunter in a few months.

My problem with the game is that it needs other people to be online for it to be fun. Scenarios would go for hours without popping even during peak times. I could never find anyone for PQs and even siege attack/defense saw a HUGE dropoff over the few months. I joined a guild to hopefully find people to do things with on a consistent basis, however they started to dwindle aswell. I did and still probably would like the game but I canceled in Deember, resubbed in May to see if it got any better and was discouraged to find it was even more of a ghost town than before and promptly switch over to AoC and lotro

Posted: Jul 14th 2009 6:41PM (Unverified) said

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Iron Rock was High/Full yesterday.
I don't know about you, but I think that's a good thing.

I think this game still has potential. It still has a subscriber base.
Who knows, it may even still be profitable!
And if that's the case, you'll see more improvements.

IR has enough players that when LotD flips, the campaign doesn't grind to a halt.
With the server mergers, this will be the case on more servers as well.

I wouldn't place any bets on the game shutting down any time soon.

Posted: Jul 15th 2009 4:37AM (Unverified) said

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As ALWAYS , XFire predicts current subscriptions of an MMORPG months before the actual figures are announced (or hidden) in some financial report.

http://www.xfire.com/genre/mmo/massively_multiplayer_online/

showed very much the decline of WAR. Compare the EVE (300K) and WOW (5M) western subs and the War Xfire players and you see WAR is around 150 K now (at the most).

150K for EU/NA means around 15 servers ...

So the 7 servers for NA are complete in accordance with what Xfire shows these days.

It is so pathetic to see those so called "WOW killers" combined don't even reach to 250K subs (AOC + WAR).

That's not even a full 5% of combined NA/EU Wow subs.

Apparently these "WOW killer" games only kill off each other.

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