Re: What happened to the peace and quiet?
Very interesting link there Pineleaf, and thanks for sharing. At first I, among others, thought that the 'Server Full' login attempt might have been a fluke, but looking at that scale it shows what appears to be Vilya totally spiking within the past few weeks. Who'd have thought little Vilya would ever deal with that, hehe.
Originally Posted by RaleyD
And yes to the others who have seen low level areas booming, I've seen it as well on a recently started character (re-rolled my hunter alt as another race). Reminds me of when Lotro was new, seeing so much activity. It certainly has it's pros and cons, but at least the layering helps with lag.
On that note however, as I earlier feared while first seeing layering on Bullroarer, social get-togethers are no longer practical in the classic setting of downtown Bree. What a shame. That's been both very practical and lore-appropriate for social gatherings. I truly feel for those at Landroval who use that tavern on a regular basis for RP social events.
For the second time we're considering a new location for the VA meetings here on Vilya; this time to escape the layering (first was in '07 to escape the /say channel NPC chatter of the Prancing Pony tavern, which since isn't actually in that channel anymore). The most recent meeting of this coalition of kinships in Town Hall was certainly a bit of a pain pulling everyone to the correct layer. We're looking at Michel Delving (among others), as we want it quickly and publicly accessible, but it's not yet decided.
[B]Magnarr [/B] - Lvl 85 Champion
Leader, United Races (Vilya server)
Cofounder and Leader, Vilya Alliance coalition of kinships