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    Turbine already went through a layoff cycle so I doubt they are experiencing great financials. I am sure it can happen, but I've never seen layoffs when a division/group is growing at a good pace and meeting their objectives. Nobody wants to mess with something that is working great.

    Consolidating servers can also be done to reduce costs and cost may drive the decision more than what players want. Hardware is clearly better each year and unless the software is a limiting factor, they should be able to consolidate servers to save costs without degrading peformance. If the cost saving is great enough they will even devote development resources to server consolidation to make it happen. It sounds like they already fixed some of the lag issues in U16 and based on the description it sounds more like a client issue vs. a server issue.

    We'll see, but I am expecting server consolidation not because of lfms or groups, but due to the usual reason businesses consolidate servers - $$$$$

    It's easy to understand, easy to explain, easy to quantify. Someone will pitch it to management and it will eventually happen.

    Anyone that has been in management for any length of time understands what this means:

    "As part of the continual review of our business operations and fluctuating market conditions, we have had to make reductions in our Turbine workforce," said spokeswoman Remi Sklar in a statement. "The group continues to remain an integral part of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment."

    Translation:

    fluctuating market conditions = revenue not what we expected (doesn't mean down)
    continual review of our business operations = we had to figure out who we can get rid of
    The group continues to remain an integral part of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment = we want to encourage our best employees to stay because if they leave we are toast.

    I feel real bad for the folks that lost their job and wish we the customers bought a bit from Turbine so it didn't happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djl View Post
    Sarlona is in decent shape, comparably speaking. Yeah, it could certainly be better but it is not as bad as Cannith or Orien. I wouldn't object if they merged one of those two servers into Sarlona, though.
    I'd mind. Orien's doing fine. I like Orien.
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    A week ago, prime time for the server (7-9 pm EST), posted a group for hard second chain in Eveningstar, ended up soloing all 4 quests, not a single click for what I thought should be rather popular chain, 2 hours up, ALL epic levels accepted, all classes, no things like byoh or anything discouraging in the lfm - 0 requests, not even someone that's not flagged or a 230 hp level 23 sorc... Yeah, server is doing juuuuust fine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gempoult View Post
    A week ago, prime time for the server (7-9 pm EST), posted a group for hard second chain in Eveningstar, ended up soloing all 4 quests, not a single click for what I thought should be rather popular chain, 2 hours up, ALL epic levels accepted, all classes, no things like byoh or anything discouraging in the lfm - 0 requests, not even someone that's not flagged or a 230 hp level 23 sorc... Yeah, server is doing juuuuust fine
    And wasn't that posted during Mabar?

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    Yes, it was during Mabar, if the game/server was healthy it shouldn't matter the slightest, I have posted groups and ran things during most or all previous events, why is it any different now? Oh, yeah because the server, or at least PUGs on it are completely dead and gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gempoult View Post
    Yes, it was during Mabar, if the game/server was healthy it shouldn't matter the slightest, I have posted groups and ran things during most or all previous events, why is it any different now? Oh, yeah because the server, or at least PUGs on it are completely dead and gone.
    While mabar in on, 90% of my friendlist and my 2 active guilds are on delera trying to get more motes for selling while waiting for the spectral dragon. strange, i never encountered difficulty on getting a PUG group.

    Two of the reason why on some servers and while an event is active have less people doing the tiered chain in evening star...

    1. the expansion is not free
    2. those who have it knows they can't join the quest

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    Merge Sarlona with Lamania,
    Khyber with Morunlands
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