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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordovan View Post
    We have taken a couple of steps today that may have an impact on Wayfinder's population. We have removed the [DE] text from the launcher, since Wayfinder is no longer a German-language-specific server. We have also made Wayfinder the default "recommended world" for new players.
    OMG you did NOT just do that, really??!! Why on earth would "recommend" new players play on a nearly dead server???

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    Looking at graphs you should merge Wayfinder with Cannith, Orien or split in half between them. These two are always at the bottom even if trend is similar.
    And I agree that sending new players to a dead server is a really bad idea.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordovan View Post
    We have taken a couple of steps today that may have an impact on Wayfinder's population. We have removed the [DE] text from the launcher, since Wayfinder is no longer a German-language-specific server. We have also made Wayfinder the default "recommended world" for new players.
    Cordovan, from time to time you and the Turbine staff realy do surprise me. Inever anticipated to you guys acting that fast! I hail thee for the change on the server name. Great decision. Thumbs up!

    On making Wayfinder the recommended starting server - I do not know... Of course the server needs fresh blood and of course this is an easy way to do. And of course I will take up the chores to teach the noobs the trade. But - whe are a thinned out community on the server currently. Lots of vets and favor runners, very vew mid level or upstart beginners. So there are only few players actualy being there to teach the new ones.

    We will see. I will take the challenge and I am looking forward very positive on a new and exciting Wayfinder. Hopefully I wil not be alone with that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlmGhandi View Post
    Only, if new people join a server as lonely and abandoned as wayfinder claims to be on the forums... are they going to be able to find anyone to play with? Will this discourage new players?
    I had the same thought. Suggesting new player move to a ghost-town is a terrible idea.

    Merge Wayfinder with Ghallanda since it got the other Euros and any of the other low-population servers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordovan View Post
    We have taken a couple of steps today that may have an impact on Wayfinder's population. We have removed the [DE] text from the launcher, since Wayfinder is no longer a German-language-specific server. We have also made Wayfinder the default "recommended world" for new players.
    GENIUS!

    The 53 people who are currently logged into WayFinder (As of 12:44pm (US Eastern, 18:44 Germany) 25 June 2013) will be Delighted to have some new blood!


    Edit: It looks like it's working already! Four minutes later and TEN PERCENT of the server is in "The Grotto".
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldCoaly View Post
    GENIUS!

    Edit: It looks like it's working already! Four minutes later and TEN PERCENT of the server is in "The Grotto".
    6 new players? wow!
    Or a TR that made a mistake and got stuck snowy side?
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    i am worried about this. i like the idea that our most empty server is getting some attention, but at the risk of all our new blood thinking the game is dead? i'm not so sure about that, it leaves a baaaad feeling inside me that almost brings out the D word
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlmGhandi View Post
    6 new players? wow!
    Or a TR that made a mistake and got stuck snowy side?
    It was Five, and I don't recall that they had guild tags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordovan View Post
    We have taken a couple of steps today that may have an impact on Wayfinder's population. We have removed the [DE] text from the launcher, since Wayfinder is no longer a German-language-specific server. We have also made Wayfinder the default "recommended world" for new players.
    It's good to see Wayfinder getting some attention...I wonder if this will have the desired effect.

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    Guess no other servers get new players. Thats great. Good thinking.

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    Well the new players dont have to assume that this game is a Wasteland, because on Wayfinder it is a Wasteland.
    Why not just merge Wayfinde with the next least populated Server and call it a Day?
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    This has to be the worst idea ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darthhento View Post
    This has to be the worst idea ever.
    Well, maybe not. New Coke was pretty bad, too. I expect this to have pretty much the same result, though.
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    We all need to create Lvl 1 Rogues and Clerics on Wayfinder now so as to help the newbies.

    Come on people - Let's do this!

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    Merge the three least populated servers into the next 3 smallest servers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOgre View Post
    OMG you did NOT just do that, really??!! Why on earth would "recommend" new players play on a nearly dead server???
    What is the difference between a nearly dead and brand new server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redspecter23 View Post
    I have to agree. While this idea might work out (about as much as the original Wayfinder idea did) but it could very easily backfire and drive away new players who just assume the game is a deserted wasteland. By the time any new players that actually stuck around realize they were "tricked", they've invested too much in their characters to want to start anywhere else. Pushing players toward a dead server just seems like a poorly thought out idea.
    If someone invests enough time into some characters that they don't want to reroll, they obviously don't care about the low population of the server.

    I personally rerolled can jumped back and forth between Orien and Cannith many times before I finally became comfortable with making Cannith my home.

    No one at Turbine is trying to "trick" anybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missing_Minds View Post
    What is the difference between a nearly dead and brand new server?
    Both are a bad idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missing_Minds View Post
    What is the difference between a nearly dead and brand new server?
    huh? I don't recall seeing anyone suggest sending them to a brand new server... I'm not following you.

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    but if new players do join Wayfinder - they shouldn't be as badly harassed as being n00b's and asking 'dumb questions' like they are on other servers... I see it all too frequently in the harbor general chat.

    At least on Wayfinder - they existing established players probably so happy to see another face that isn't a tumbleweed....

    Now it up to the population (as it is on EVERY SERVER) of Wayfinder to help the new players, groom them and teach them and make them feel welcome (not just serve them cake).

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