Eurydice wrote:The balance between number of people you compete with on a server and the benefit you get from having a large player base is important, as soon as you open the economies of active servers to inactive servers then you end up with people who will be net gainers and those who are net losers. People don't play this game to support other servers nor should they have to.
This does feel like a bunch of people who want to move servers trying to find an alternative, which I can totally sympathise with having spent like a year making a new toon but I don't think that destroying all the unique economies that have been built is a good way to do that..
Ya I'd agree w that, there'd be a certain degree of disruption as well.
Especually if you allowed say drops for example.
Y'know dom clans go to great lengths to make sure other clans don't get drops, that's part of their advantage.
Looking at other servers to subsidize your server with raid and boss item isn't really a solution.
As w any comp server everybody gears their own players and does what they can w that.
The ability to import items to a serger where they'd otherwise not be available outside certain clans,
would def affect the dynamic of both servers.
The comp server by bypassing the comp process w foreign items.
ThenI'd assume "free servers" which are now supplementing the comp server, would have their prices skyrocket due to the potential demand for items from comp servers.
Essentially supplying comp clans w items they would otherwise noit have to help them fight dom clans on a game wide scale.
So potentiallly the "free" servers would be supplying every comp clan on every other server game wide, due to the fact dom clans tend not to.sell drops, neither do most comp clans, logically the "free servers" would be the supplier of the items, that's where they would come from most likely, to the "free" servers detriment.
They would benefit nothing from.this exchange, all of these items are readily available.on these servers. No clans are hoarding them all.
So ya, boiled down to its purest element,
it kinda sounds lore like people aren't happy w their servers and are looking for alternative solutions other then xferring.
Y'know if your server is dead, unfortunately you may wanna look into other options.
For whatever reason ppl didn't decide to go to that server.
That may be an advantage tbh.
Its essentially a clean slate, your server can be whatever you wanna make it.
The achilles heel of a free server is over crowding, that just the reality of it.
Given under crowding may be the issue, you may wanna adopt a different approach to attract players.
Especially as other servers become.over crowded ppl will look for other avenues.
Most likely a server w a similar ideology.
Incase ya haven't noticed there's a balance, people like comp but a lot seem to really dislike dom servers and are walking away from them in droves.
So if you don't really have comp, aren't a dom server and your server is basically dead.
Why not adopt the free approach n hope to attract overflow as an alt solution?
As opposed to syphoning off other servers, to subsidize your own.
If your server is being choked to death by a dom clan, let them kill it.
You do have the option to leave them there, if enough ppl do it eventually they will be there alone and never be able to.xfer out either.
I'm sure some of them would love the idea of being alone on a server, that's the totalitarian dream lol.