Why do we need 24 identical shards with only 2-3 having somewhat healthy playerbases?
I know this will probably start some controversy because its a sensitive topic but I think it warrants a discussion at least. For the record I am not suggesting we shut down any servers or anything overly drastic but why not take 2 of the lowest populated shards like Lake Austin and Balhae and try something that some players have wanted for a long time. Why not convert these shards into a pure trammel ruleset shard it seems to me like it would be an easy thing to change and if it potentially brought players back or made others happy to be able to do champion spawns then whats the harm in trying? I kind of feel this game should be doing more to try to accommodate all players and I constantly see new topics about people wanting powerscrolls in trammel or trammel only shards so why not take 2 of the existing shards and try something different for once?
Keep character transfers open allow players to come and go as they please.
Make all power scrolls (on specific shards) shard bound which has already been done for the Khaldun event.
Disable felucca only bonuses.
Only PvP would be from VvV.
Maybe I am overlooking something but I don't see any harm in trying this and if it has the potential to bring any player back or make some current players happy then why not go for it? I am honestly trying to find a drawback to this so if you have arguments against it I would love to hear them.
If people wanted to transfer there to farm scrolls for their pets / characters then transfer off then I would wish them the best of luck. Because getting 6 scrolls per spawn with other random players showing up would take ages to do any significant amount of farming.
In my opinion it's time the development team start rolling the dice and changing things up when they can. I get frustrated when I see seemingly easy opportunities for the game to improve and nothing ever changes for the better sticking to the status quo is not working.
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