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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 8:03PM (Unverified) said

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Not surprising at all. Both these servers have been dead for a while now.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 8:07PM CCon99 said

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Wasn't PT one of the most populated servers?
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Posted: Nov 25th 2009 1:21PM (Unverified) said

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No.

PT and DC have both been pretty sickly.

It's the right move to make.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 8:10PM Mr Angry said

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Good work JP, keep up the ambulance chasing :) hahahaha

Posted: Nov 25th 2009 3:05AM Seraphina Brennan said

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IT'S SO AMAZING OMG!!!!11111ONEELVEN
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Posted: Nov 25th 2009 3:10AM Seraphina Brennan said

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((Pssst: I'm crazy. :D But we all knew that.))
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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 8:11PM (Unverified) said

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Phoenix Throne has always been one of the most populated servers, at least up till a few months ago when I canceled. It was also the only remaining role playing server. I guess now I have absolutely no reason to bother returning. To bad, a waste of a great license.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 8:25PM Kratos said

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That server wasn't unpopulated in fact it was one of the most populated servers out there, maybe even the most at one point.

Why they are shutting it down isn't making a lot of sense. Are the other two servers highly populated?

Hmm this is all very confusing I can understand they want to close low population servers and bring those people over to other servers but they are killing off a high population server here for some reason.

Maybe it is the deathknell coming or a last ditch salvage operation? Either way all very confusing but sounds like some bad news. Maybe they'll say more in the coming days.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 8:25PM SkuzBukit said

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The Mythic guys have worked very hard to put right what was wrong from the very start, but it shows you just how hard it is to repair damage that was inherent in a fundamentally flawed overall design, the game has tons of depth but the gameplay doesn't reflect it at all, what you get left with is the impression of a shallow "drop in drop out" game, sadly this doesn't justify it's subscription, sub games need much more to them, and more people are choosing to drop out than drop in as a result.

With EA's history I can see them pulling the plug long before any kind of recovery could take place.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 8:26PM Triskelion said

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God, this is like watching someone die a slow death.....morbid.

I had moments of fun in WAR but it wasn't sustaining. Too bad, for the most part I think WAR had the best PvP to date.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 9:03PM (Unverified) said

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There are about 13 servers in the EU yes, back frankly only 2 are worth a damn now, those are Norn and Azgal, and I have my worries about Azgal. Those who play or played on the non English speaking servers seem to be flocking to norn.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 9:13PM Hambone Hamlet said

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This is not good but hopefully moving these players to other servers will improve RvR. Isn't patch 1.3.3 coming out soon?

The endless trial is great, too great because I am playing the game everyday but do not intend to resub anything soon.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 9:13PM Crsh said

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So odd, I was playing on Phoenix Throne up until I quit in April, we were the most populated RP server and overall one of the top servers. What happened? I know WAR is struggling, but that bad?

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 9:32PM mode7overworld said

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I'm surprised to hear so many people claiming Phoenix Throne was populated. I was playing a few months ago and couldn't get a single queue to pop for hours on that damn server, which was a shame because I wanted to play on an RP server. I'd hop over to Order on Gorfang and get queues for scenarios almost immediately after I hit the button.

Y'all is crazy.

Sorry to see Warhammer continue to suffer, though. It actually made PVP in an MMO fun.

Posted: Nov 25th 2009 7:30AM Crsh said

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My theory is that patch 1.3 (Land of the Dead) and following months caused a mass exile; LotD effectively killed RvR in the T4 pairings for a few weeks after it came out, those who weren't interested in playing PvE for easy loot just canceled.

PT really was, once, one of those most populated servers, despite it's imbalance in favor of Destros (I played Order, we were outnumbered 3 to 1 sometimes); the fight still went on every night.

I stopped playing 2 weeks after LotD went live and saw the early damage it caused, the faction who controlled LotD deserted RvR zones and the "losing" side was left to steamroll those T4 zones without any sort of resistance. Pretty damn boring for those interested in PvP.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 9:40PM GaaaaaH said

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Didn't the interview mention that they would only merge the servers after evaluating the new unlimited trial?

Well, they're merging the servers, so does that make the trial a failure?

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 9:44PM (Unverified) said

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I get the feeling it wont die completely, it will trundle along, and i think if the team can get a break or maybe even some time to drive something into the game it might come back from the brink.

There is alot of potential in this game and its franchise and they have the elements there, but maybe a reworking is needed, its something not generally done in mmo circles, but i think given the right situation this game could, with the right changes and new direction it could make an about turn and rise from the ashes.

The right people and ideas and anything is possible

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 10:41PM (Unverified) said

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There is no saving this game in it currently implementation, just let it die already. Hopefully the IP will end up with someone who is a competent MMO designer (read: NOT Mythic/EA) and who also happens to be passionate about being faithful to the spirit and nature of the Warhammer universe.
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Posted: Nov 24th 2009 9:53PM (Unverified) said

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Was playing on Phoenix Throne last October. Place was dead, with RvR rising up only with extreme effort. Then, it was the only remaining dedicated roleplay server.

I see even that has come and gone. At least they're being transferred to good servers. Volkmar is on that list, right? Maybe, if I ever resubscribe, I'll throw my lot in with the Goons.

Have fun. As a die hard Warhammer fan, it really pained me to see this game slip, especially when I'd reveled in the bountiful popularity it enjoyed after its birth.

Posted: Nov 24th 2009 10:00PM (Unverified) said

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Very sad news to hear, guess my poor Ironbreaker will go down along with the Dark Crag server......rest in peace little guy. :(

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