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 Post subject: Is this shard losing it's steam
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:05 am 
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Not as many players/people online as there used to be.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this shard losing it's steam
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It seems to be that way sadly. We need to really promote the server more.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this shard losing it's steam
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:15 pm 
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dazedman wrote:
It seems to be that way sadly. We need to really promote the server more.


I wonder if people will eventually just get bored of after you've done everything, maybe that's what happened with players who have played here for a while, then left.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this shard losing it's steam
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:01 pm 
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aren't we about to start an email newsletter and a new website?


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 Post subject: Re: Is this shard losing it's steam
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Im pretty sure the new website has been ready for 2 years.. idk why it's not being used yet

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 Post subject: Re: Is this shard losing it's steam
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From what I heard the new website is ready. I hope that it could get the nice face lift it needs. It will help promote the server some more and show that we have active support.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this shard losing it's steam
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IMO they need to bring back automated events. Automated PVM while being tons of fun, bring people together in a natural way.

Automated PVP events are also a fun distraction, and give the hard core PVP guys some good action outside of murdering the weak.

Both are without question improvements to the shard. The only real argument is the rewards causing economy imbalance. Simple, don't give out rewards for PVP events, and only allow the normal spawn rewards for PVM events. The shard is 8 years old. The only true gold sink is regs and vendor fees. It will never be a "balanced economy" using era accurate tools. The only real argument I feel doesn't pass the sniff test.

The previous comments were said out of love for the shard.

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 Post subject: Re: Is this shard losing it's steam
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I think those are great ideas. The rewards are not needed. we all love this shard and only want it to continue to succeed.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this shard losing it's steam
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How many were there on OSI shards back in the T2A days. Obviously too many for the servers to handle, which led to lag. How many would we have to have online here for it to lag? 500? 1000? 10,000? Or does it lag only when you have toon many toons clustered in one place- like the West Britain bank.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this shard losing it's steam
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I have been on this server when it has had over 350 players online and it did not have much trouble at all keeping my horse running nice and smooth.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this shard losing it's steam
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I can confirm that 700 people didn't slow this thing down.

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 Post subject: Re: Is this shard losing it's steam
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Yeah, I'm guessing OSI shards back in the T2A days (and beyond) had thousands or tens of thousands, maybe more.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this shard losing it's steam
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It's dying. Telamon told me so.

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It's dying. Telamon told me so.


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 Post subject: Re: Is this shard losing it's steam
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The shard isn't dying. The age is testament to that. There's just too many people with too much invested to allow that to happen.

The shard has peaked. The shard went on a long and steady decline when automated events were removed. It eventually leveled off, and stayed fairly consistent since.

While the shard isn't dying, the shard hasn't grown in a meaningful way for a very long time either. It won't grow unless something changes to bring people back in. It's that simple. Until then, the shard is what it is. It will likely continue posting middle to low 100's at peak.

The best way to grow the shard is to change. I'd recommend adding back the thing the drove most of the players to leave for other shards. Outside of heavy advertising (which costs money the shard doesn't have), it is the most likely way to get the subscriptions count back up.

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