Elendilmir is basically dead 90% of the time
Elendilmir is basically dead 90% of the time
Even my Signature is trolling!
Seems to be about fifty fifty for me- usually hopping during us evenings thurs-sun. Often very dead mon-wen in the evenings.
One thing that happens all the time now though freepside is rumor of creeps brings out everyone playing freep and their brother in law. But if no one sees creeps, or reports location, then everyone is kinda of scattered and the moors looks more empty than it really is.
Seems like whenever the pendulum swings the outnumbered side falls into more mobile tactics. And one thing the creeps are superior at is moving their groups. Not just maps, but general movement and coordination. One or two are a little easier to anticipate, but lately they really getting good with flanks and maneuvering. Freepside....well it depends. Lot more greenies freepside these days.
My server is Crickhollow. At night - 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. - there's no one online. But from 7 a.m. to about 10 p.m. there's always a zerg on either freep or creep side. The zerg often switches sides throughout the day. But even from 7 in the morning to 10 in the evening there's huge lulls in the fighting.
I'm from Vilya, which is pretty dead most of the time. A lot of Grams camping, lack of high ranks who have all moved on to other things in life, lack of leadership (a server can't function with 1-2 leaders), overall it's slow and inconsistent action 80% of the time imo, which results in people not logging in anymore, and transferring off the server, making it a vicious cycle. I believe ESO will lay the final blow for PVP on my server for a long time, because a lot of people are already talking about moving on. Also, a nice indicator of how things are on our server, is the Vilya PVP forum section - it used to be a lively, active place, with various threads, granted, most of them being "Gratz on rank" threads, but still, something that you could check out daily - now nothing is happening anymore.
Last edited by Manvett; Feb 23 2014 at 08:21 AM.
Judging by what I hear of other servers Eldar isn't too bad off considering... It's usually well populated, with anywhere from 20 to 40 on either side most nights, but unfortunately rarely will the numbers be balanced. We had some fun old-fashioned action the other night with fights in and around TA. There were no raids or even large groups, most were either in a small group or just solo, but it was about 15v15 for a long time, the freeps attacking, the creep defending. That was a decent contest, until... 'he who usually spoils all action' logged on.
It seems to be the case that if creeps win the freeps will shout on global for a raid, no matter the situation or scale of the victory. So no sooner were the freeps beaten back than a full fraid comes to steamroll. So I guess that's what Eldar is like most of the time. If certain fraid leaders are online, it automatically equals a raid, whether there's a craid to fight or not. This will inevitably end up with map turning blue and a grams camp. If thery're not online, then we can expect the TR - GV shuffle. Sadly creep raids are running thin atm, as our main leaders have in the last few months either left the game or reached rank 15 and retired.
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Turbine needs to either offer VIPs a free xfer, or do something to bring the players back
I was wanting HD to bring back all the old veteran players....It never happened
Sometimes hard to quest with out bumping into the opposition.
Wargs/burgs are fearsome but here, on BW, they pack up. You die 6 times faster, randomly.
Always action, always anxiety.
Morning: Mostly solo'ers doing quests.
Daytime: Mostly solo'er doing quests and some freeps will wake up. Just a handfull.
Evening: Often nice action with at least 1 creep raid and 1 freep raid. + solo'ers.
Riddermark: I know of no current metrics to support my claim but imo, the action has tapered off significantly in the past year. The good news is that I know some players (myself included) have chosen to play on other servers, Landroval or Brandywine, rather than just quit altogether.
On Riddermark, it's mostly groups no larger than 4-6 and the occasional freep groups trying to set up farming opportunities at one of the red keeps. Fighting is at predictable locations.
Last edited by couillon; Feb 24 2014 at 07:58 AM.
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I know the NA based players been doing this for some time now, moving to Landy and/or Brandy that is. Heck, I'm a EU based player, and even I've done it too.
For EU evenings I still prefer what always will be home to me, Laurelin.
It seems that, from what I've been able to gather, is that EU players have started picking up on this trend too, at least Laurelin gotten quite a few transfers/rerollers coming in from other servers the past few months.
This can only imo mean that lotro is already losing players around the servers. And the few dedicated to actually try and keep it going are either gathering on a select few servers or making the best of it on their home planets.
So, unless U13 truly hits the spot and works miracles (...yeah, right) my professional guess would be that Turbine will have to open up for free server transfers for a months time or so or face the fact that a lot of people will abandon their game. I know a lot of pvmp'ers who are although hopeful about U13 also on the verge of quitting LotrO altogether and already looking at some of the other MMOs that's coming out soon. The majority of these refuse (understandably) to pay a company, who consistently have failed to deliver any solid content be it pvp or pve, for a transfer to these 'mega-servers' where action can still be found. And to be honest we all know Turbine not exactly excels at doing business, but it should a be a no-brainer to allow a months worth of free transfers to their players rather than losing them altogether. But hey, lets see what U13 brings..
Last edited by poxnoxious; Feb 24 2014 at 09:10 AM.
6 store bought wargs vs solo's is not dead.
Everything else is.
in last month :
average: ~7k\day and i did not played for some days
max : 17k last saturday and i've not played during evening
morning : mostly creeps, soloers or small groups roaming around the map. (a good morning is worth 4k, a normal one 2k (no quest included))
afternoon : few 6man groups on both sides, raids during weekends (a good afternoon is worth 6k, a normal one 3k)
evening : usually raids, otherwise groups roaming around the map. sometimes grams camp (depending on action)
night: usually until 2am (italian time) there's still something to do.
Some high ranked creeps transferred from snowy recently (due to zerg).
Some people that transferred to snowy months ago are now coming back frequently playing their alts (both sides).
Big influx of new players on both sides since Evernight is (or was) preferred server since mid December (or something like that)
No multiboxer seen since months
Not played in the last month but
A kinmate ranked 0-9 in about a month. with 32 days of playing i ranked from 10 to 11 (end of dec->end of jan)
dd picked up some after the HD update
it seems,i seem to see quite a few new
names on both sides.as far as groups
i don't bother with those,when i first got
to the moors on dd my first impression
was there are a lot of antisocial players
there so most of the players there are
on my ignore list due to their behavior.
Belegaer is good.
Group and raid fights, only the server sucks cause of lags.
I'm on Landroval and Laurelin and they both seem to have a fair amount of activity at any time I'm likely to be online. Usually chatter going on about where the Enemy is and so on, if not outright set piece battles going on somewhere.
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