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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 15
01-30-2010, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by JacobFlowers View Post
Your thinking is too simplistic. There are many ways to handle a game on a single server. STO happens to employ probably the worst of them.

I personally think single server games are superior to those that aren't, but NOT the way STO was done. I'd encourage you to check out EVE and how they have done the single server game. It feels immense and wondrous, and you really get the sense you are part of a grand community, and in an expansive universe.

STO however was divided into tons of shards and instances which is the cheap way of doing a single server set up. In any case, the way Cryptic did it, I think it is probably the most inferior server set up, more so than a multiple server set up even.
Eve has as many suscribers total as one WoW server population so they can do a single server model and get away with it. If this game expects to do larger numbers in subscribers they better think about dropping the single server idea.