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Archived Post 01-31-2010 12:13 AM

Is it really just one giant server?
 
If it is, that is nuts...

Archived Post 01-31-2010 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by remopall (Post 1809178)
If it is, that is nuts...

It's one giant realm. It's not "one giant server" in the sense of one computer.

Archived Post 01-31-2010 12:14 AM

Yeah, it's one big "server". Not one server unit, in physical space. I mean, there's a ton of actual servers running the one 'server'. Still, it is one big virtual server, like EvE or Guild Wars. This is something future MMOs are looking into. It's very compelling, and the technology is finally here to make it happen. Still, there are rough spots to work out.

Archived Post 01-31-2010 12:14 AM

No EVE is nuts this is a pile of servers that shuffles people into shards.

But still i like this method, never have to worry about finidng friends, and never have to worry about switching servers.

Archived Post 01-31-2010 12:15 AM

that sounds like a recipe for an epic fail

Archived Post 01-31-2010 12:16 AM

Nope, it's just one giant downtime. :D

Archived Post 01-31-2010 12:16 AM

The only thing I find that sucks about the one shard to rule them all is the pain we're having right now. If we're down, everyone's down. I don't have the option to roll on another server.

Archived Post 01-31-2010 12:18 AM

It's even fashioned after a borg cube.

Archived Post 01-31-2010 12:19 AM

Yep. If you have three servers and all three crash, there's a good chance you'll find three bugs and be able to fix all of them in the time it currently takes to fix one bug. Having your Fed character on one server and your Klingon on another would mean you could play during most downtimes. I think one realm is a bad decision, though I obviously don't know all the factors that went into it. (I do like the idea that if you and a friend both play on the same faction, you can play together. I get that advantage.)

Archived Post 01-31-2010 01:32 AM

This game is not one huge open server .. there is one Hub from which you get shuffled to instanced zones with a max of 5 players in each instance. If you signed up for massive multiplayer you have been cheated like everyone else.


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