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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 26
01-31-2010, 02:16 PM
Originally Posted by moonmonster
The problem is that MMO populations are (usually) the highest they'll ever be at launch. Meaning if you buy enough servers to comfortably fit all the launch players, in 3-6 months those servers will be idle and will have been wasted money. So to be efficient, you try to get juuuust enough launch servers. Which is hard to do, so you throw in a queue to lighten the load.

It sounds lame and there will be (misguided) cries of 'oo if you had enough servers, you wouldn't lose players' but ... that's how it works. In a month it won't be an issue.
I totally agree, but what of the poor little lifers - Cryptic know exactly how many of them to cater for - lets face it - I did not buy lifer to give it up after a month. I love the game when it works BTW.