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If it is, that is nuts...
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# 2
01-31-2010, 01:14 AM
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Originally Posted by remopall View Post
If it is, that is nuts...
It's one giant realm. It's not "one giant server" in the sense of one computer.
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# 3
01-31-2010, 01:14 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.
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# 4
01-31-2010, 01:15 AM
that sounds like a recipe for an epic fail
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# 5
01-31-2010, 01:16 AM
Nope, it's just one giant downtime.
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# 6
01-31-2010, 01:16 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.
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# 7
01-31-2010, 01:19 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.)
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# 8
01-31-2010, 02:32 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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# 9
01-31-2010, 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Vukhufu
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.
Max 5 players huh? You sure you're not exaggerating the instancing? Here's a hint: you are.

Unless of course you've never left the tutorial, then you might be right.
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# 10
01-31-2010, 04:15 AM
No, its in shards and instances.

This was works fairly decently, and allows them to increase the amount of players in each 'area' bit by bit.

Champions online had a 100-200 player cap in its huge 'zone' instances (Which were huge maps) and then its interiors had about a 100 cap too.

Im pretty sure they will increase the interior caps on this game to at least 100 (starbases etc) and then, eventually, fleet instances and so forth.

Deep space encounters were lowered to 5-9 people because any more made them ridiculously easy.

People have been spoiled by the mmo's that have 1000's of players on one area, so they 'think' this is not a mmo.

It is infact a MMO, it qualifies under all categories, regardless of what they think.
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