ArcheAge hasn’t had a lot of luck when it comes to its servers. In fact, they’ve be touch-and-go at best, and not working at worst. Despite being on the 3.0 version of the game, there seems to always be something wrong with the servers. And fans are getting tired of it, and want to know what’s going to happen to fix it.
Well, said fans posted a poll on their forums asking other players think the ArcheAge developers should do in regards to their Legacy Servers. Their options were:
Option 1. Leave the busy ones alone and merge the ‘dead’ ones together
Option 2. merge all legacy servers into one huge server, so it will be as busy as the fresh start again and we can have popcorn and enjoy all the egocentric huge guilds battle it out LOLOL-times ahead
Option 3. no mergers ploz, don’t want to lose my houses and land and peace and quiet and easy farming of mobs
The voting was actually rather tight, and 39% voted for Option 3, with Option 1 close behind with 34%, while Option 2 got 27%.
However, another “option” was put forth by a player. They suggested:
Give everyone on the lowest-pop servers free transfers with full kit house demos, and a month-long window to complete the transfers. Then close the servers. This would impact the fewest players and cause the least unhappiness. Any leftover accounts could be distributed to the servers of Trion’s choice.
Many reacted favorably to this option, even asking ArcheAge developer Trion Worlds to make this happen over what was voted on in the polls. Others weren’t so sure it would work, as it sounds good on paper, but it would affect a lot of players (in the bad way) in the process.
Others just aren’t happy about the polls at all, they prefer to stick with the server that they’ve been with since day one, and not be forced to merge just because other people think its a good idea. Also, some players note that the last time servers were merged, it didn’t work out well for anyone, and those problems still persist today. Thankfully, the poll makes it clear that many don’t want mergers, but who knows what the future holds.
So, where do you fall in on this? Do you think ArcheAge should merge their servers? Or keep them like they are? Let us know in the comments below!