Warhammer Online: Save Our Server!

In a week or so, our players will be encouraged to move to Burlok, Europe’s only other Core RP server.

Most of us, the people of Makaisson, like our server fine. Our only issue was lack of scenarios, which could have been dealt with by fixing the parameters by which scenarios are launched, and a growing population.

Servers have to exist in pairs, because you cannot (and rightly so) have characters in both factions on a single server. That being the case, it is the height of foolishness to sacrifice one to save the other. BOTH must remain viable. Other server rulesets will be left 2 or more viable servers, but if the current plans go ahead, there will be only one viable Core RP server.

Makaisson’s problems originate from Burlok being opened 3 days before, instead of launching simultaneously. That unwise move ensured that Makaisson would always be behind on population.

We hoped that over time our population would build up, especially once we got the the holiday season. We’ve seen an influx of new folks recently, but with the news of transfers, we are doomed to dwindle away to nothing. New players will not come to Makaisson if they see everyone being encouraged to transfer away. Already we have been stripped of our low population xp and renown bonuses, to discourage people from starting here.

GOA could have helped our server by running some of those RP events that they’d promised us. They could have helped us by launching the servers simultaneously, instead of three days apart. They could have enough respect for their players to consult us before pulling the plug.

If people are allowed to transfer off Makaisson to Burlok, Makaisson will become completely beyond hope of fixing. So what will be the point of Makaisson even existing?

Save Our Server! Please, GOA, do not kill our community. Give us a chance to grow.

Please take the time to sign the Save Makaisson petition

Update: As it turns out we failed. Transfers will be going ahead as planned.

4 comments to Warhammer Online: Save Our Server!

  • Don’t you think that an increased pop will help increasing the fun when people move to Burlok?
    I can understand that you have concerns about just having one RP server.. Actually I’ve already had them when thinking of server transfer from Kemmler to Huss (German RP servers). I wanted to start Destruction chars on Kemmler (I’m playing Order on Huss), but it’s low pop and with server transfer it will get even more empty. But I think it’s better to have one server with high pop than two servers and one of them having low pop.

  • Hey Arkenor,
    Magnus here from GOA.

    The current list of server transfers is not entirely set in stone. We’re aware of the issues you’ve brought forth here and we’re currently discussing this topic internally. There’s many things to take into consideration, but do know that what you’ve brought up here and what other members of the Makaisson community have brought up is being included in this discussion.

    Cheers,
    Magnus

  • Thanks for swinging by and responding, Magnus!

    I am very pleased to hear that things are not set in stone. Unfortunately even the news of the transfer has caused some people to start playing on other servers, but I believe it is not too late for the downward trend to be reversed.

    We will need a lot of support from you guys to make that happen, but it can be done, and is so much better than just giving up on a great server.

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