While I’m sitting in the queue to log into Wolfenburg I might as well give you guys an update. Yesterday and Monday I told you guys about my worrying that there may be a population issue or a serious unknown problem leading to a lack of queues and lack of action. Today things have started to look up. I saw -a lot- more people in the world and we had several open-rvr skirmishes; albeit most of them were guys 5+ levels above us trying to cause trouble (still tons of fun and we even beat them a bit). We also got a few queues! Stonetroll Crossing popped for us twice today within the span of a few hours, which is still pathetic, but an improvement (we won one and got rocked in one). According to our guildies who are still in T1 they are getting queues every 15-20 minutes – also an improvement.
Looking at our server on the server list, we’re sitting above average on population. After speaking with several guildies and other likeminded individuals I realized that I am stressing just a tad too much about all of this. I get really, (read: obsessively), involved in the meta-game of choosing a server because of the my nature. I put all I have into these games and I want to see my efforts justified. I now have faith that they are and will be on this server. Enough of that stuff though, I’m tired of talking about it and your’e probably tired of reading it.
Our characters hit level 16 tonight and are well on our way to 17. We’ve encountered a bit of trouble with outleveling content in a single pairing because of Mythic’s (honestly stupid) idea to lower exp gain by something like 10%. It was too much and hurt the flow of the game. Because of this exp change we had to do a lot of questing in the Chaos lands today. We’re not big fans, but it wasn’t all that bad. We finished Ch 5 and 6 in Greenskins, 5-7 in Chaos, and are now doing 7-8 in Greenskins. This ping pong between pairings will probably be necessary until more scenarios pop. Admittedly, this would not be an issue if more scenarios would come up.
As for our characters, we’re very pleased. Our guild is really cranking now and we plan to siege a keep within a week; would have been sooner but there is no bolstering in the rvr lakes so the Keep Lord would be tough right now.
Hoping to bring you all more updates soon! 🙂
Update #1: Turns out that my complaining about the lack of scenarios could be a bug. Skullthrone has been having long queue times that are shorter than the ones we’ve had on Wolfenburg to the point of being non-existant. Here’s a bit from Mark:
“We’re looking into this now and will have it resolved as soon as possible
We’re also looking into other servers where this may also be occuring. Thanks all!”
Please check up on Wolfenburg, Mark!
Update #2: Had some great open-world RvR tonight at the last minute. Had a keep siege go successfully and one just barely fail with the Keep Lord at 50%. A few more levels and we’ll have keeps exchanging hands on a regular basis! Loads of fun.