I’ve been casually playing the game on and off since launch. Returning now since there’s a new server up. Trying to decide if it’s a good fit for me, but I already feel like I’m a couple months late to the party.
It looks like Funcom has tried to push people to the new server with the daily login rewards and the server exclusive armor quests for all the dungeons on the new server that isn’t there on the old one. There’s also the idea that with a new server there won’t be nearly the same issues as far as the inflated economy, duped items, multiboxing loot rights, unbalanced PVP with the haves and have nots, and lots of other things.
Everything about the new server looks great as far as I’m concerned except for the fact that the whole thing is like a test server that will get wiped when the year is over.
I know that FC has said that keeping it going isn’t off the table, but why would I bother if I actually do intend to stay longer and finally get a toon to 220 and see all the game has to offer. I’m more than willing to start over with nothing on the new server if it’s there for the long haul.
As this point I’m thinking I will work on something that I have on the normal server. I don’t see the incentive for me to play the new one. Being a couple months behind on the new server will make me feel like I’m playing catch up the whole time.
The leaves me wondering if the intention is to give the current long time players a new playground or if it’s to bring new/returning players in? My feeling is that the intention was to get people to subscribe but with the temporary nature of the server those who subscribe and play the new server will feel like it’s wasted time when it’s over. Not really an issue for the folks who have multiple 220’s on RK5 to go back to, but it will be for those who will be going back to toons that are worse off than the ones they lose. Which in turn might have them leave a lot sooner than they otherwise would.