Let's pick a server!

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So, which server do you choose to be the Official BHLT server?

Aurora Glade
1
8%
Blacktide
0
No votes
Boreal Station
0
No votes
Desolation
3
23%
Far Shiverpeaks
0
No votes
Fissure of Woe
1
8%
Gandara
4
31%
Gunnar’s Hold
1
8%
Lakeside County
0
No votes
Piken Square
0
No votes
Ring of Fire
0
No votes
Ruins of Surmia
0
No votes
Seafarer’s Rest
1
8%
Umbral Grotto
0
No votes
Underworld
0
No votes
Vabbi
2
15%
Whiteside Ridge
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 13

Let's pick a server!

Postby Rhayader » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:06 pm

ok, so lets see if we can get this decided once and for all. its a tough decision, so i'll put the server list up early on for voting, here and on the FB page so that we can get as much feedback as possible.
if you want, feel free to vote in both places, when we do the counting we can remove the doubled votes. its just that i want to reach the people in FB that havent registered in the forum, but also people like muppet that dont use FB.

i'll try to find as many information as i can on the servers and post them here as we move towards release. (since the list can change between now and then)
i took the freedom of removing FR and DE from the list since, i believe from the other posts, having an english speaking server is the main priority.

first of all, i'd like to share this link in gw2 guru with the server list and which guilds will be in them.
http://www.guildwars2guru.com/topic/32389-world-choice-guilds-and-communities/

from blog and forum posts it seems WvWvW will match servers according to strength and population. so maybe we dont have to worry too much of getting paired up with desolation and then get overrun by sheer numbers like in the last BWE.

your thoughts?

Edit: should we allow people to pick 2 servers? so that people can pick a prefered server and a secondary option just in case the votes get all spread. *done*
Edit2: facebook doesnt allow as many options for the poll, so we can decide on a handfull that we can later on share with the FB only people in order to refine the choice
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Varda » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:38 pm

Gandara will have the GW2Guru community, probably will be too full.

Blacktide will have polish and russian guilds.

Vabbi will have DVDF - we played with them a couple of times in the original GW, fun guild to be around of as I recall. Rest seem to be PvP oriented guilds.

Fissure of Woe seems to have italian guilds?

Underworld will have Portuguese guilds.

Far Shiverpeaks seems liek it'll be wayyyyy too full with all those guilds.

Desolation: Same.

Whiteside Ridge: Crappy name, and also a couple of portuguese guilds.

Ruins of Surmia: Spanish guilds. Oh gods.

Seafarers Rest: Meh name, but doesn't look veyr busy.

Aurora Glade: Czech guilds. I do not speak Czech. Please, not this one.

Gunnars Hold: Meh. Doesn't seem to be full or anything.

Shame EU didn't get Eye of Janthir. for some reason I really like that name and would lobby to get us in that server. As it is... I'll make my vote for Vabbi and secondary vote for... Any of the others that currently don't seem to have huge guild presences.
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Muppet » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:39 pm

Guilds that I know of from testing are all on the American servers so I don't have a particular favourite to suggest might provide friendly players in EU.

I remember DVDF. Friendly folks and seemed to be plenty of them around the game. My concern about Vabbi would be that most of the other guilds seem to be Russian :/

So I'd prefer any predominatntly English server simply for the ease of joining in the community and possibly finding new players to play with, but not really bothered where the guild ends up. I guess those of you on the early start might get an idea if the one you pick is a good place to stay or not before us late arrivals turn up :)
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Infinity » Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:56 pm

I picked Vabbi. I thought it looked less popular than either Gandara or Desolation, had DVDF so a good PvE presence and plenty of PvP guilds so competitive WvW. Didn't realise that some of the guilds were Russian, although they don't say Russian and in Blacktide above it, they do.
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Klokwurk » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:43 pm

Vabbi looks good if the main English ones are too full.
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Mori » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:46 pm

Yes, I quite like the look of Vabbi. DVDF were great, and having a bunch of good PvP guilds might help a small server to stand up against the might of large ones in world versus world.

I haven't voted yet though.
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Varda » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:12 pm

I didn't realise the other guilds in Vabbi were Russian. Where did you see that, Muppet?


Don't really mind, but I too would prefer a predominantly english-speaking server. as easy as the game is to just join up and do stuff without having to coordinate in the early levels, it's always easier if we can actually communicate with the other players around...
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Rhayader » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:06 pm

i got mixed feelings about DVDF, but i dont really remember why...

im biased between desolation and vabbi right now. vabbi is also a cool server name and should attract people that recognize the area from GW1.
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Muppet » Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:30 pm

To answer the Russian question...

I looked at the links address and clicked on a few, and found the sites were in (what looks to me like) russian even if the .ru address wasn't there.
Arsacra (PvP) = http://www.arsacra-guild.ru/
Crimson Sunz = http://crimson-sunz.ru/
Hope (PvP) = http://ourhope.su/ (dunno what .su is but if ya click it looks russian to me)
iddqd (PvP) = http://iddqd-guild.ru/
INSANE (PvP) = http://insane.su/
Invasion (PvP) = http://www.war-invasion.ru/

...and so on and so on

Hence... Russian.
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Muppet » Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:34 pm

Confirmed list of servers for go live at https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/intr ... ld-wars-2/
24 EU, of which 10 specified as foreign language (ES, DE, FR)
Are we still heading for the Russian one?
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Infinity » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:23 pm

Here's yet another list with notes how many guilds have declared for a server and lists Vabbi as an unofficial Russian server: http://www.gw2guilds.org/servers?sort=region&order=asc
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Beraton » Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:07 pm

Kiv's link shows that DVDF are actually going to be in Aurora Glade, which totally becomes my vote. It's got some 36 guilds listed there, compared with Gandara's 67 and Desolation's 96. That way we should be playing with some awesome people *and* be able to all get on the same server.
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Infinity » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:04 pm

Beraton wrote:Kiv's link shows that DVDF are actually going to be in Aurora Glade.


I see them in Gandara: http://www.gw2guilds.org/view-guild/324
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Mori » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:06 pm

Yeah, Vabbi actually has far fewer registered guilds than I was expecting now (perhaps BECAUSE it became an unofficial Russian server).

FWIW I've always liked the name Aurora Glade. It was one of my top picks when the server names were first announced. Unfortunately some people apparently have bad associations of the name with the mission. It's one of the most fun missions in Guild Wars dammit! (and not that hard - I managed to hero/hench it a couple of times :))

Edit: And yes, DVDF have apparently chosen Gandara... which I'd be quite happy with but again people apparently think it's a crap name...
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Infinity » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:37 pm

I don't have an issue with Gandara as a name, there are far worse and I'm not all that sure it matters. Also Gandara are pretty good at WvW from what I've seen.
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Elle » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:47 pm

These two look OK to me:

http://www.gw2guilds.org/guilds/eu/aurora-glade

http://www.gw2guilds.org/guilds/eu/gunnars-hold

Gandara looks very busy. I am not put off by the name, but I am put off by the thought of not being able to play with people if it's too busy and half of us are in an area, the other half in an over-flow. I'm going to spend a lot more time playing PvE than WvW, so this is the most important factor for me.
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Mori » Sat Aug 18, 2012 11:47 pm

Well, there is this article that just appeared:

https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/a-wo ... ld-wars-2/

which contains this bit:

At launch, players will be able to transfer between worlds freely. However, once server populations have largely settled and stabilized, world transfers will be restricted to once a week and cost a variable amount of gems


So let's try Gandara initially and see how it goes - if it proves too full for our tastes we can try out other ones at will!
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Klokwurk » Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:13 pm

Awesome!
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Erendis » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:09 pm

Gandara it is, then.
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Muppet » Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:23 pm

Who has the task of actually making the guild on Saturday?
Gunna post ya toon name here soon as you have one created so we can all find each other?
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Mori » Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:21 pm

Exciting times! I will be in game the second it lets me, so I'll create the guild.

My first char will be the same guardian I played for most of beta - Lizaya Morte. Got quite fond of her :)
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Infinity » Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:48 pm

Also, remember to represent BHLT with each new char you create.
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Elle » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:33 pm

I won't be able to play until later on next week, but I am slightly concerned that my name of choice for one of my characters might be taken (it was taken in GW1), so I was wondering if someone might be able to save it for me until I can play the game? Unsurprisingly it's "Miss Moss", it's obviously going to be a green sylvari with purple hair ;)

Anyone got any guesses on when I'll get the game? I ordered it with free delivery from Amazon...
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Infinity » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:57 pm

If all it takes is creating a character and then deleting it to free up the name, then I don't mind creating Miss Moss.
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Elle » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:25 pm

Thanks Kiv! I owe you one.
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Beraton » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:27 pm

As a side note, you retain the right to a name for 24 hours after you delete the character. Just a heads up so Kiv can delete the character a bit before Elle needs it. ;D
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Re: Let's pick a server!

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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Elle » Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:35 pm

Thanks Kiv! Just don't get too attached to the name. It's a good job my sister doesn't play.
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Klokwurk » Sun Aug 26, 2012 2:13 am

Both Desolation (which I'd quite like to be on if Gandara doesn't work out because they murder everyone in WvWvW) and Gandara are both now at High rather than Full. Someone in chat said that they raised the population cap for the full servers, dunno if that's true. I'm currently on Gandara. Get in quick!
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Re: Let's pick a server!

Postby Rhayader » Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:10 pm

can we get a status on everyones current server? was wondering if we all got into gandara or if we need to think of another server to move to.
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