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Print at Jan 22, 2021 8:12:53 AM

Posted by cmdrzoom at Nov 1, 2017 12:30:48 AM
Re: Server future, Opt-out PvP, Neutral Crews (BIG WALL OF TEXT)

The whole point of Dark Seas was to give the masses what they want. The masses wanted a point for PvP. To be able opt out of a major part of the game, on this server, is not a good idea.

Did "the masses" actually want that, or was it just a very loud minority?

Consider the example of WildStar, which launched on promises to cater to those who loudly wished for a return to the "hardcore" raiding and related gameplay of MMOs past. Unfortunately, it turned out that audience wasn't large enough to sustain it, and it cratered pretty hard.

(IMO, this was due to the aforementioned "loud minority" factor, and also to nostalgia - how many old players found out, when they were given what they asked for, that it wasn't really as fun as they remembered? or that what they enjoyed and could make time for as a high school or college student was no longer sustainable as an adult with obligations like job and family?)
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