I think humorously long queues will be the great equalizer to force player movement. Let people decide for themselves what they are willing to put up with.
Stfuppercut wrote: ↑
1 year ago
Should they add more realms? Probably but I actually think its wise to add realms slowly so that they fill before adding a new realm. It would have been better if name reserves were isolated to a specific realm so we would have had an accurate population number on each realm. I'm fine with them slowly adding realms so long as they add the realm BEFORE the previous realm hits "FULL".
I agree with this too. Name reservations should have been locked to a single realm. Picked a name on a server? Cool, you got two more names total and they can only be made on that server. This way Blizz would have better metrics for where people will end up. And They shouldn't just blanket open up a lot of new servers. The goal is to have servers with lots of people on them, so waiting until everything gets to high population before standing up a new one is probably a good idea, which is what they're doing.
Something else I noticed is that NA alone now has 5 FULL servers. Blizz has only given a bluepost yelling at people to move off of one of them. We're assuming that the population target is 'high'. I think Blizzard wants all the servers to be full. The problem with all of us in the peanut gallery is that we have no idea what the numbers are behind these labels. One 'full' server could have 50,000 more players signed up than another 'full' server
I think they are trying to get servers to hit their soft caps, and once they reach the soft caps new players are supposed to be dissuaded by the UI handing out warnings about extended queues and suggestions to try somewhere else. And Herod in particular probably just has spectacularly more players past 'full' than the others.