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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
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    Are there many US players on this server?

    Hello all, I recently joined Withywindle and after levling 3 characters to 20, I discovered that it is a European server. I have joined glff and not seen a lot of traffic other than end game, and never anything for the 20s and 30s dungeons. Are there many US players playing here? Dont really want to start all over on another server, dont wanna pay stupid expensive transfer fees (dont think you can even transfer from a european server can you?), but also would like to find groups at times I am on for quests and instances and not solo to 85. Thank you!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
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    Northern Virginia
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    Try /joinchannel globallff (Notice that there are two L's).

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
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    There are more than a few, although we're definitely the minority. My husband and I play here, and we're in the US.

    It's true that most of the PUG action you see is level-cap stuff, but I think that is a game-wide issue - it's certainly true on Brandywine, anyway, where I have a couple of characters. However if you stick around on Withy, you'll find people on the local level doing the related zone instances; as an example, when I was questing in Lone-lands on my warden, I got a random invite for Garth Agamaur. Also, finding a good, active kin helps. The one I am in always has people doing group content at all levels: instances, quests, skirmishes.

    Good luck!
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  4. #4
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    Feb 2013
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    Atlanta, GA
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    I'm playing from the East Coast and our kin has quite a few members that stretch from the East Coast to the Pacific Coast and on to Hawaii. We're very active, especially in the evenings into the early morning.
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
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    holy, no wonder I see less people lol cause I'm not on us server hahaha only been playing one month, should've checked the forums sooner. well can't be helped now.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Texas
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    I'm a night shifter so my play time is usually early morning CST.
    This seems to be late afternoon/early evening in europe. Always people around during that time frame.
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  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Thrornir View Post
    holy, no wonder I see less people lol cause I'm not on us server hahaha only been playing one month, should've checked the forums sooner. well can't be helped now.
    I wouldn't worry about it to much. I see the remarks about Withywindle being a european server come up every once in a while, and it makes me wonder how much truth there is in it. Sure, it is a server started by Codemasters and transferred to the US with all other european servers. So technically, all transferred servers are now US servers. :P

    Yet when we take a closer look at the Withywindle server, we can safely say that its population is not one of the highest when it transferred from Europe to the US. Seeing as it was a european server, all activities were, and still are, planned on european peak hours. Being a lower populated server, has earned us a spot on the "preferred server" list. Withywindle has been preferred server twice now and both have resulted in an influx of new arrivals. I would safely say that most of those arrivals, are from outside the EU.

    With the new arrivals on Withywindle, new kinships have arrived. These are kinships that plan their activities in off-european peak hours. Meaning they can, and most likely, will grow in size. Which in turn means more activities in off-european hours. If Withywindle keeps its place on the preferred server list and is at the top more often, then, in time, it could very well mean that the player-group from outside the EU is larger then those from the EU (if this is not already the case).

    And that is why I wonder how much truth there is to the statement "This is a european server."

 

 

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