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Posted: May 23rd 2011 12:24PM (Unverified) said

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Trion hits another homerun! :D

Posted: May 23rd 2011 1:27PM Borick said

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@(Unverified) I wouldn't call it a home run. It's more like a series of body-blows to the 800-pound gorilla.
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Posted: May 24th 2011 3:45AM Averice said

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@Borick I hope it's hands are wrapped properly then.
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Posted: May 24th 2011 2:50PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified) the ball is still in the air =P

it will be great to be able to switch servers at will (once per week) but it could either strengthen the community by letting you move with you friends or it could make it feel like you are running a huge random.

also it will be interesting to see how it affects faction balance and the servers economy.

regardless of the outcome watch and learn bilzz
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Posted: May 23rd 2011 12:26PM (Unverified) said

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TRION you are the best!!!

Posted: May 23rd 2011 12:28PM (Unverified) said

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Totally beat you to the scoop Justin with my comment on the podcast article :)

But yay! I don't need a transfer but I think this is an amazing move. Doing it for free is also a nice PR move at this point with other games charging for your pee-breaks and whatnot. Curious to see what the result of these moves will be. I think they might want to restrict their very open policy as this one invites all sort of abuse. BUT! I understand it's a trial and error thing. I'm patient. I'm not an insta-gratification customer, I can wait for good things! But yes, definitely a positive mood in my opinion.

Posted: May 23rd 2011 12:29PM (Unverified) said

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@(Unverified) Damn it! Positive move, not mood. It's because I'm in a good mood! Totally throws me off. And yes, I totally wrote 'I'm in a good move' first.
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Posted: May 23rd 2011 12:29PM Fabius Bile said

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"It's always tough when you roll a character on a server but find out that your good friends are on another. The question of "Do I reroll or stay put?" is an agonizing one, and fortunately one that RIFT players will not have to struggle with too much longer."


its always tougher to tell the truth, it seems.

this move is more related to the hundreds of posts asking for server merges since at least 1 month ago, because in spite of all the fanbois preaching how rabidly successful the game is, it actually has seen its numbers decreasing steadily since release, and a GOOD amount of servers are way below viable population as we speak.

Posted: May 23rd 2011 12:32PM (Unverified) said

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@Fabius Bile Ah, Fabius Bile, the Rift party pooper strikes again! I actually play Rift and follow the community actively. Yes, there are definitely a few servers underpopulated that would really benefit from this. And yes, of course that is the incentive for this move. But what is a good amount then in your view? Because it's certainly not the majority. From what I can tell on EU forums, there's three underpopulated servers, meaning three servers where the community agrees that they are underpopulated. Not just random whiners who complain cause they can't find a group at 4am.
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Posted: May 23rd 2011 12:35PM (Unverified) said

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@Fabius Bile
again with the RIFT BASHING you must be really obsessed, i hope people by now have learned you are not a trustworthy individual when it comes to Rift. I PLAY ON EU AND AS OF RIGHT NOW 6:34 PM cet there is not a single server with low pop!
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Posted: May 23rd 2011 12:40PM Fabius Bile said

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@(Unverified) your comment doesnt surprise me, it mimics the ones in the official forum that everybody is sick of reading by now

*random guy*
Hello Trion, X server is a ghost town, it takes me hours to get a group going for anything, the LFG is completly useless, the auction house and economy are absolutly dead, the invasions and rifts stay there till they despawn because there is noone to take care of them, and I dont even find people while gathering. Can you give us server merges, pretty please?

*guy like (Unverified) posts*
no thats totally false, my server is great ergo your server is great too, and this game is great. Also I swear for snoopy I just made a char in your server and travelled to all zones and its bursting with activity.
But Im not posting any pic of my claims because you are a troll and I dont have to bother providing facts in a troll thread.

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Posted: May 23rd 2011 12:42PM (Unverified) said

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@Fabius Bile Your comment doesn't surprise me either. HEY THIS GAME SUCKS I DON'T PLAY IT BUT SOMETIMES I CHECK THE FORUMS AND I FIND A POST WHICH STATES THE VIEWS I AGREE WITH SO I PICK THAT ONE AND COMPLETELY AGREE WITH THE OP DISREGARDING ALL THE REPLIES THAT DO NOT FIT MY VIEWS ENTIRELY!

Pot kettle much?
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Posted: May 23rd 2011 12:46PM Fabius Bile said

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@(Unverified) your problem is that anyone can go check Trion forums and check by themselves the pulse of the community, and how many posts/threads have been made (and closed) regarding the DIRE need of server merges.
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Posted: May 23rd 2011 12:55PM (Unverified) said

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@Fabius Bile Yes, indeed they can. So let's let people form their own opinions instead of always sprouting your negativity as fact. You are a hypocrite, as everything you accuse the 'fanbois' of doing, namely generalising, pulling facts out off their ass, etc, is exactly what you do.
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Posted: May 23rd 2011 2:57PM Vagrant Zero said

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@Fabius Bile ...Bile is entirely appropriate. And that is all the notice I shall take of the gunk on the bottom of my shoe.
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Posted: May 23rd 2011 10:08PM JoolaPrime said

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@Fabius Bile

Dire need for server merges? Wow...I still have queues on mine. Lets merge later rather than sooner huh.
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Posted: May 24th 2011 5:39AM Snichy said

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@Fabius Bile. I don't see a problem here. The players want server transfers, Trion give the players server transfers. Players are happy. Trion give the players over and above what they want by offering it free. Players are even happier. Everyone is happy, except you it appears. I'm confused, are you complaining about a happy player community or a developer who gives the players what they want for free? Either way, bit silly, mate.
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Posted: May 23rd 2011 12:31PM Halldorr said

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Wow, very impressive to say the least!

Posted: May 23rd 2011 12:33PM Oskari said

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Sitting back and thinking about how much I have spent moving around servers in other games in order to play with friends, this is an amazing deal. Well played, Trion. Well played.

Posted: May 23rd 2011 12:33PM Dunraven said

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As much as I have said RIFT isn't for me..I have to admit that Trion is kicking Blizzard in the junk every opportunity it gets, and that pleases me greatly.

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