1st thelanis, there're gajillion european players and guilds, ofc lfm too
2nd get a hire: if u are a healer get a melee one, if you're a melee, get a healer one, if you're arcane, get a wf melee one XD
waiting for 2 hours isn't fun, that's reason enough to do selfsufficient builds, and non nannybots builds, because waiting for a healer or someone to kill the mobs for you, isn't fun
also, soloing, taking your time, will learn the quests well, then you'll be able to run em faster, or ven zerg!!
my 1st life was nannybot, never, ever, again, im gonna do a focused healer, is just a waste of time and resources(pots) because if someone needs a healer in heroic or epic hard content, they're doing it awfully wrong
After all the german/euro-players players had already spread over the different servers and put down roots in the community there. Then they open up a dedicated german server and wonder why so few people do not just leave all their friends and guildies behind and start anew on an new server with in addition very low population numbers.
As a fellow GMT+2 player, I've had similar experiences to you, but I realised that I needed to stay sane and stop playing DDO at 4am.
I've found Ghallanda to be the best for eurozone players and there are some 'super' guilds with high level airships always picking players up in the harbor if you want ship buffs from the get-go.
I've also started on Wayfinder since the new scheme to repopulate it. The number of LFMs can be pretty bad there BUT I've found that so far if I put up a LFM, it gets joined and I've been having fun in the last couple days as a result during daytime/evening GMT+2 time. I've been using the auto join LFM option, rather than waiting for a group to fill before stepping in. That seems to work better. People seem happier to join a quest already begun.
Whether this continues as I reach the higher levels remains to be seen. Fingers crossed.
Bring your own party with you. Multibox!
That being said, I wouldn't mind seeing more stuff that demanded parties and specifically certain roles to complete.
Come to Thelanis, a lot of people are from Europe and active daily like me.
if ya want bodies its cannith/kyber and then arg i think. theyre about the most living servers at most times of day.
I am exclusively on Orien, also a +2 GMT player and never have a problem. I actually think there are plenty of Euros on the server.
Sent me a msg and Ill try to help you.
you cant transfer servers, and this upcoming enhancements nerf to basically all the central support classes is going to drive away TONS of players. why would healers and sorcs, who are already expending resources to support other players, continue to play if they are nerfed into oblivion? expect the melee and other primary damage classes to follow suit.
turbine has a steady streak of good ideas followed by HORRIBLE implementation. they were trying to improve the GUI but instead they are going to essentially kill the sorcerer and healing classes. unfortunately this has been a recurring pattern and with the recent dev statement that they will not be revisiting the sorcerer class until launch is testament to how little the devs care about improving this game.
i would say watch until update, and if theres no change, quit altogether.
Guess ill try Thelanis and Khyber for a week or two then see.
ghallanda is slightly more people then cannith and orien at gmt+2.
a large amount of euro guilds had already moved to a server either as single persons or as whole guild when turbine moved the euro people to ghallanda so i dont think it would wise to assume that ghallanda has the highest number of players at gmt+2 based on that alone.
id reccomend against you moving to cannith were i am most of the time since i consider that server close to dead at +1gmt, you can get a low lvl party but the capp is dead unless u get a guild