If you ask me, for future reference, any realm that drops to low pop, should be connected in 1 or 2 weeks tops, almost like a “auto mechanism”.
No low population realm should be allowed, its detrimental to the game.
Anyway, some medium pop realms are almost as low, so…
sadly, i agree. i wont say any more on the issue now, but i will wait and see what actually happens. its part of my industry and my outlook on life in general to be overly cautious more often than not. if its true, then well done blizz, though as many have said, you were far too slow (in the process possibly losing 10’s or even 100’s of thousands of players) and the communication was non existent.
thank yous and thank all of you for keeping this thread going too!
i would suggest keeping the thread open though if possible, cause if the fixes are not what we were looking for, when the start in 2-3 months, this thread would have been auto closed. maybe any updates, and links for which servers have been connected etc.
and selfishly, blizz missed a chance to post here with that news
Medium shouldn’t be the standard for merges don’t worry.
Dunno about the overall EU situation but I’m fairly sure there are high pop FR servers linked with other servers which made me believe that the goal was to reach something similar to a full pop server.
If you end up transfering from a dead realm after they finally do something about dead realms then they failed their stated goals pretty hard
@Deed: The size listings are not completely static as part of them is activity related and they are also relative to other realms, so there are some realms that change size fairly often, a few even several times a day.
@Vintoleth: Some things done, some things gone… and still lots of things to do. Blizzard has managed to connect somewhat more US than EU realms and has done quite a bit in other regions, too. Even so, there are still many realms that need to get connected. Ghostlands / Dragonblight has not come up yet, but Blizzard has been only making announcements on weekly basis so we do not see very far ahead even though we know more will be done.
Some connections have been received with joy, others with rage. Perhaps the most noteworthy thing is that Blizzard has used larger realms more during program 2 than they did during connection program 1.
@Neyla: Blizzard is creating some quite complex combinations, so there is (in my opinion) a fairly high chance this is just “Stage 1” as there has already been at least one connection that (due to other connections already done and couple of megasized singles) went from “Low” + “Low” to “Low” total and will also be expanded upon.