Being a returning player, I was wondering which server I should choose.
To have everything in one place, let's start with an overview of the servers offered at login (with links to their forums here):
Unfortunately, there is really little current help to be found regarding server selection, so here goes what I did find so far:
I did find a guild list in the compendium: http://compendium.ddo.com/wiki/Category:All_Guild_Types that lists guilds by type (I have no clue how current or complete it is) so this may be a starting point to look for guilds who's description you like and then choose the server accordingly.
A Guide To The Servers Redux - Server description from *2007* after the server merge in the "old" for-pay DDO.
What defines your server? - This is the most recent info I could find on the forums, it's from 2010 (when the dedicated European servers where shut down and moved over into the US servers), and it tried to gather some opinions on the then existing servers (Wayfinder is missing obviously). I'll full quote the relevant posting here, all kudos goes to jortann for getting some guidance together:
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the one page I found is void of information.
While the casualness, eliteness, noobness, roughness, ... of each server might be subjective, what certainly would help would be logon statistics so that one at least could see which servers are active during the times one is able to play. Or which servers have a large European user base, which will of course affect peak times etc.
I'm not asking for something like eve offline but really Turbine, some information as to server load would really be helpful to new players I think!
Feel free to share any info (or opinions, if you must )!
- btb -
Some interesting numbers in this reply: http://forums.ddo.com/showpost.php?p...05&postcount=6