Topic Vashj has died.... Can we get some help from Blizzard?
Edited by Teox on 28/02/12 23:28 (GMT)
I'm sure that many people have posted this before, but I figured i'd post again to try and get more "backing" because this is becoming a big issue!
The player numbers on Vashj have dwindled to nearly nothing, Horde is bad but Alliance is desolate. Now although Alliance is far worse than horde, the population as a whole is really low, and one side being lower than the other still affects both sides.
Battlegrounds - Queues can be lifetimes, as there's no alliance to sign up
Tol Barad - Sign up, enter, AFK on facebook for 10 minutes and win 600 honor. Thats not really the definition of "World PvP" now is it...
Dungeons - Even as horde, DPS can queue anything from 15 to 30 minutes in the Dungeon/Raid finder, so I hate to think what the queues are like as alliance...
Something really needs to be done - I know that there is alot of potential revenue to be generated in waiting for ~700 subscribers to transfer all their characters, but we are already paying to play this game and the experience is becoming less and less worthwhile.
We really need some kind of solution, be it a free migration from the server, free migrations from other dying servers to ours or a server merge of some kind - because the longer this goes on, more and more alternatives such as SWTOR become more and more appealing.
I have read several other related posts, and noticed there are no blue posts on any of them... I was pointed here by a GM, so hopefully we will get some kind of response from the powers that be!
We love you Blizz, but we really need your help!
We are still around and raiding, for now. I personally won't be continueing with MoP as I intend to quit and play other things instead.A lot of other people are considering playing GW2 when it comes out.
Well yeah i'm not surprised - I think that many people are probably considering doing the same, if not with GW2 than with something else.
Seems silly that this is not high priority; Blizz are losing subscribers fast to games like SWTOR and this will continue to happen as long as they let stuff like this continue to go on - I know for a fact there are other servers in as bad if not worse condition than Vashj.
How hard can it really be to give all the low pop servers a free migration to one low pop server to "pack" them all onto one server? seems to make sense to me....
What winds me up is people are happy to rage in trade about queue times/low pop and such, but then you say "i've posted on the forums, go show some suuport" and you get stuff like "can't be bothered" / "Whats the point?" / "Like blizz will do anything"
You couldn't be more wrong about SWOTOR.
There is no important MMO out there having bigger troubles with low server populations and faction imbalance than that game.
You are right about Vashj.
I saw 4.2 revitalizing da server a bit, however 4.3 didn't.
It actually got worse.
Have played SWTOR, and although that may be the case on certain servers, it definately doesn't apply across the board.
But yeah, Vashj is dead - but it's not alone, and thats's why i'm finding it hard to understand why it's difficult for blizz to push us all onto one server.
I also have all of my characters on Vashj, in fact i'm fast approaching having all 10 classes at level 85 (8 down, 1 at level 81 and one at level 60!) and i'd also want them all if i transferred. I tell you now i'd much sooner quit than spend £105 on character transfers.
Giving my support, not that blizzard care that I have been on this server since vanilla.
At start of expanshion alot of people moved to doomhammer, I leveled 3 chars to 85 there, then people stoped playing, so came back to vashj, leveled all my toons to 85 and waited...
Eventually met someone in a BG, made yet another toon on another server to arena with him, got it pve/pvp geared only to have the guild and this person move servers.
I am sick and tired of having all my characters and professions and so on, stuck on dead/dying servers and not being able to do anything!!!!
I refuse to pay for a transfer due to the fact the server is dead, different server if i wanted to move with friends or to join a specific guild. This is a service provider issue that should be addressed and if nothing gets done soon I am gonna quit the game all together.
Come on Blizzard give a damn about the people paying your salary!
After a very disapointing talk to a GM, I have decided to stop playing all together.
With a customer service mentality of offering only one free "solution" which offers people on full servers (who only have an issue of waiting sometimes on a loading screen) to move to a dead server where it is harder to find arena players, active raiding guilds and players in general.
Either that or pay to sort out an issue which should be dealt with lets be fair, by shutting down some of the low population servers and moving all characters (including inactive accounts) to another low population server, rinse and repeat till levels are up to an acceptable number.
But let me be realistic here, doing this would show blizzard actively resolving issues rising from a drop in numbers, which is bad PR. Their apparent mentality is keep as many servers open as they can while people quit the game left right and centre, or pay even more to move to active servers.
Fail on so many levels. They have lost my support till or rather if this issue gets resolved.
Edited by Teox on 02/03/12 18:25 (GMT)
I'm sorry to hear that Bluethunder :(
A dissapointing conversation with a GM was the cause of my posting this thread, I just wish i had some more support from the players of Vashj!
Keep an eye on this mate, I'm going to keep pushing for support so hopefully Blizzard will get pissed off with me "rallying the troops" and actually do something about it!
All the best!
I actualy had quite alot of friends on vashj, my actions when i was playing on vashj was quite immature. but hey i was 14-18.
And as most people do. when you have cared for something for a longer time you have a hard time letting those go. i still keep myself updated on all former servers i have been on. becuase i have memorys bound to those places.
I agree Teox.
I still have many chars on vashj, but its funny that you think HORDE is bad! :P alliance doesnt even cap out the /who screen with people in major cities most nights...
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