Sony Online Entertainment has announced it will merge all of its DC Universe Online servers into four “super servers”.
So what does this mean?
They save money on servers? If they aren't crowing about people playing in a few months, then likely this will have been sign of a bad thing.
not enough people on some of the servers, ghost town vibes. now it will get back to actually being somewhat populated for people
Most times this is a bad thing(unless the game has been out forever in which is just a money saver) But a game as new as this having to merge servers means either they launched with to many servers and are now needing to merge them. Or there are to many players quitting and they need to merge the servers so the game doesn't seem like a ghost town. Personally I haven't followed this game at all so I have no idea which one of those it is. I have no friends who play it and I have quite a few MMO manic friends but that doesn't mean anything either. I'm sure the game has it's player base and it's balanced out and they are just merging servers to make the game a more enjoyable experience.
They are merging servers mainly because of the queue times for PVP matches and when you are queuing up alone for an instance. There has always been a gripe in the community about the time spent in queues. So the slow trickle of people who have been dropping from it since their free month was up only exacerbates the queuing problem. There is still a "medium" population across the servers, though not all of them are queuing up alone or for PVP. (edit for spelling)
its a bit of both. Too many servers, which didn't help the second issue of people quitting. Its a fun game if you're focused on pvp, but the open world pvp got bland because there wasn't enough people around. After this there should be plenty of league rumbles going on. Still, not enough pve content to keep me subbed for now, but I'll probably come back to it, it does action-rpg-pvp quite well.
If it wasn't a pay to play plan id already own a copy and be playing it daily...
It means not that many people are playing on servers so they merge them to make a server populated and not seem empty.
Sign that people are quitting. Game gets boring really quick, not surprised.
Not really, I have a created hero for every pvp server & there are always alot of heroes & villains on. U always meet newcomers aswell, i been playing DCUO since its launch & I still havent finished the game. There is just so much to do & they always add new content every month. For me it is alot funner now then it was when i first played since i really understand how to play an mmo now since DCUO is my first mmo. I love this game & will continue to support it aslong as it is around to play. Edit: Disagrees for being honest. Hey do yourself a favor & buy the game for your pc or buy a ps3. I know it sux when u cant play it but i guess u can always go back to being the controller lol.
i didnt disagree i hate being a hero i like being a villian. I had like 3 tier 2 pieces, a full tier 1 set, and like 4 tier 2 weapons. My problem with the game is if your a villain it gets boring im sick of doing Raids and Alerts fighting Villains i wanna fight heroes. until they add raids where i fight a lot of heroes im not subscribing
People are misreading what they said, they are not merging the servers, they are melding all into 4 super servers(US PS3, US PC, EU PS3, EU PC). Meaning for queued up group and other events there will be cross server queuing so more people will get into them and faster. At least thats what me and others over at DCUOsource got out of the short statement. Apparently there's something like it in WoW as well? Its a good idea when you think about it. Also it makes no sense to have 1 server per region/platform alone, killing off so many other so fast. Also how do you have test on it on the PC if its a merge? Its cross server event play.
Not to sound like a douche, but thats way more of an assumption than an actual merge. "This will allow for more opportunities to queue AND participate in *other group related game mechanics*" if all they were doing is cross server queue, then would definitely not have used the wording they did.
maybe but it seems illogical to reduce the servers all the way to 1 each region and per platform, that's pretty drastic even with the massive pop loss.
*Sighs* I thought they were merging PC/Ps3 servers lol
I understand your disappointment. The legion I run with is part of a large gaming community. We have some international players. So we first thought it meant we were going to get to play with our British bros.
when will this game be free
December 26, 2012
i played this for a while, and had fun for a little bit but the cost just totally kills it. I can understand a small fee, but having to purchase the disc brand new and then still spend so much to pay monthly you have to force yourself to play it "x amount of time" to justify the cost. there are way too many other games that compete for my attention to pay to play this game anymore. If they would have offered a discount for ps+ members, or a better rate for long term subscribers then this would be accepted a little bit better. imo
Merging Realms=trouble for any MMO
WoW did that and it's still going strong. >_>
WoW has over 50 servers...DCUO will have 4.
All you said was merging realms was trouble for ANY mmo. I just replied to it.
any chance to throw in a little wow bashing. sorry its better than your MMO
This should make PVP even better since the world will be more populated than before. I am only wondering when they will up the level cap because getting to 30 only takes 8 hours.
Yeah if you got people helping you. Which is a problem for me sometimes when I'm "/shout"-ing for about an hour and I get no response.
Does anyone know if this game will ever get an electric power set? Because if not I don't think i'll end up getting this game...
Bad sign. Maybe they should be charging $4.95 a month instead of $14.95 a month. The price was a little steep when you are trying to turn console players into subscription MMO players.
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