Admit that Wayfinder is a failed project and move on. Begin setting into motion the machinery to close the server and offer free server transfers to players already on the server.
Maybe we can convince language teachers to set up language specific guilds on Wayfinder so they can get their students logged in for practical, yet fun, homework. In-game communication for the students will be restricted to the language of the class, and as they improve, they can expand their experience via gaming with others in said language.
1. First character on the server Tome of Greater Learning. This would also help get the new population up into the "good gear" realm, which will help fill the AH.
2. First character to 11? or w/e it is gets a bound to character +3 stat tome
3. First character to 20, bound to character tome of Epic Learning.
4. First character to 25, bound +2 twist of Fate
5. First character to 28, bound to character +4 Stat tome
6. First heroic TR 5 Greater Tokens of the Twelve
7. First Epic TR, 3 Commendations of Heroism.
Of course, I have no idea how hard it would be to create these incentives on 1 server to the exclusion of the others.
Turbine is known to produce one bad idea after anouther.
Its like as if they are 10 year old children in the board room when making choices
and are just unable to see the likely end result of those choices
but focus on what they hope will happen no matter how remote that may be
Funny how a few seconds of thinking about this choice 90% of your players can already predict what going to happen.
New player joins, new player see no other players, new player leaves.
And this why I no longer invest $ into this game.
Bad choices = bad results...
Someday when Turbine get it act together ill start spending $ again
But I have a feeling I wont ever spend any more $ on this game again.
Aceita - 22 life Monk Completionist -
at least, for the LOVE OF GOD or whatever you pray to: ENABLE/allow transfers **AWAY** from wayfinder.
i hate all my stuff beeing trapped on a dead server since that free transfer bait period.
Just read this on Google+
Wayfinder XP Bonus! The Wayfinder server now offers +10% Heroic and Epic XP, now through the end of the year!
When Wayfinder first opened, my wife and I both transferred our toons from Thelanis over to the new server, three at first, then all when they gave us unlimited free transfers. Everything went great! Our guild was up and running, we made great friends and expanded our online family. But after only a couple months, the server ran into it's first huge problem. DE VS English. It was almost like guild wars, guilds arguing and bickering constantly. The regionism sucked so bad. This caused the population to start dwindling, and we, along with so many, began transferring our toons out one by one. Ofc, this was about the time the World Character Transfers broke. My wife and I were able to transfer about 6 toons each out, leaving another 6 each behind, when we moved to Argonnessen.
It's been over a year since we moved, and things are going fantastic! Our guild is up and running, about to zing lvl 60, and our family has grown exponentially. We're always able to find something to do, whether it's with guildies, friends, or random people we've never met - potential new friends and family, lol!
Anywho, I understand wanting your server to grow. I'm still a bit heartbroken over having to leave Wayfinder, but when it comes down to it, my wife and I are VIP. We're paying for this game for the purpose of having fun, and running around with no one in site, watching the Who window with maybe 20 to 30 names on, wishing for the good ole days, that's not fun, and not what I pay for. So we moved on, and it's amazing.
I'd like to offer anyone from Wayfinder who may or may not know us a chance to come over and start fresh. Our guild, Claddagh, on the Argo server, will welcome anyone from our former home if you'd like to come over and roll up some toons. Someday, when character transfers are back up and running, you're more than welcome to bring those toons over as well. And if you come try it with a new toon, and you decide it's not for you, no hard feelings. We currently have members in the US, Canada, Spain, and a few other places, and we'd love to add more diversity to that. Heads up though, we are a very adult guild with a very adultish sense of humor, so if that's not your kind of atmosphere, this might not be the place for you.
At any rate, feel free to contact my wife or myself via ddo mail to Llantis, Llantica, or Llantaris (Myself) or Sabiraah, Faiithe, or Kaiie (my wife). Welp, I hope everything works out for you guys. I really miss Wayfinder, but I have to admit, logging in to see 20+ lfms during the slow time of day is awesome. I'm never bored on this server, and that's awesome. Really hoping to see some of our old friends come on over! Everyone, be safe, have fun, and we'll see ya in game! ^_^
Llantis Al'Durran the Thief
Though I noticed a significant increase of population in the last few days on Korthos, in the Harbor and the Marketplace compaired to the days before. Also I'm still new to this game and honestly I like to explore the world, quests and mechanics on my own first. With the help of hirelings I can learn about all these things without bothering anyone due to my newbie state of not knowing anything. In fact the issue of few people looking for a group is no issue for me and this been said as a new player. It'll take much more time for me to set up a looking for group question (and I'll never accept a ninja invite) and I didn't use the tool either, because there had not been any necessity so far that required it. In the meantime I only accept invites when I was asked before whether I want to join or not. As it happened recently when I joined a Raid for Tempest's Spine which was fun, though I died a lot and do not really remember what was exactly going on there^^
I'll definitely stay on Wayfinder.
My husband's and my guild is open for new friends and family, and we want you to be yourself with us. No guild drama, no he-said she-said, just a friendly environment in which you can grow as new players or start over with the potential to eventually transfer your main toons.
We want to help disgruntled players like ourselves. We are not recruiting with ulterior motives to zerg to 100; guild renown has nothing to do with it. We just want people to have fun like we are now, off of Wayfinder.
Successor to Argonessen guild, Claddagh
~ Lying Cheating BLEEP ~
It has always been this way regarding my playstyle in MMOs. Except for GW2 and Rift where Open World partying is quite easy and done fastly. It takes a good amount of time for me to get habituated to a new MMO World and Character Class(es), so the first weeks I prefer to solo what's soloable - or as its called moloing (with hirelings) here. The hireling concept isn't new to me, I know it from SWTOR and NWO too. I heard that in the beginning after release DDO was said to be a pure party game, but this truly changed after the hirelings and the difficulty scaling were introduced. So yes, now it is a soloists/moloists paradise and offers both a lot of of soloable content and team/party content too, like all the other MMOs out there.
I do not have enough time to play different games. When I decide to play a MMO, I log in a few minutes/hours a day (depending) and play. I'm not always in the mood for party gameplay, so why should I quit the MMO world when I'm in the mood for soloing? This won't cut me off from the world though, since there's plenty other MM things like chat channels (you won't advise to leave and use icq instead?), the auction house or just possibilities to learn more about locations, e.g. recently I got my firstlife wizard to level 9 and all I did the following hour was teleporting around To wit: not party-minded but it was fun (you won't advise to leave and play Portal instead?).
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