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TESO: Mega-Server - A good or a bad thing? - By Zarxces
by Zarxces, The Video Guy — Category: News, Updates, & Contests
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Hello once more! It is Zarxces here and let's discuss the Mega-Server being used in TESO!

Do you think that it's a good or a bad thing? What are some of the positives and negatives you are noticing?

I hope this sparks discussion like my P2P video did!

Thanks again folks,
- Zarxces


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I remember reading somewhere that there will be a questionare to gather information about what you want to do. You would then be placed with people who are like minded. Therefore, I think, if you say that you want to focus on RP, then you will be put with other RPers, if you want to PvP then you will be put with other PvP oriented players.
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(November 26th 2012, 04:26 PM)Archmage Rythis Wrote: I remember reading somewhere that there will be a questionare to gather information about what you want to do. You would then be placed with people who are like minded. Therefore, I think, if you say that you want to focus on RP, then you will be put with other RPers, if you want to PvP then you will be put with other PvP oriented players.

I have also read this. In fact you might of heard it from me since i am pretty sure i said it at least 2 times on this site (not barging btw.) Also the "Mega" Server will not be like east and west cost. It will span all of US basically. Also if you are interested the "Mega" Server is not just one server. It is a connection of multiple different smaller servers connected together to make 1 larger server. Basically it is like a chain. Each server can be viewed as each individual link in the chain, while the "Mega" Server can be viewed as the final product.

*EDIT* I also forgot to mention that the only PvP will be in Cryodil. So far from what has been released of course.
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I also heard there will be a questionnaire (from a podcast) that will ask you age play style etc. It will be interesting to see what kind of questions it asks and how those questions actually determine where the game places you.
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(November 26th 2012, 11:17 PM)Almerish Wrote: I have also read this. In fact you might of heard it from me since i am pretty sure i said it at least 2 times on this site (not barging btw.) Also the "Mega" Server will not be like east and west cost. It will span all of US basically. Also if you are interested the "Mega" Server is not just one server. It is a connection of multiple different smaller servers connected together to make 1 larger server. Basically it is like a chain. Each server can be viewed as each individual link in the chain, while the "Mega" Server can be viewed as the final product.

*EDIT* I also forgot to mention that the only PvP will be in Cryodil. So far from what has been released of course.

I have seen you post it, but I also read it somewhere else, and have mentioned it myself before on here. I also have read the details of the "Mega" server in the thread that was dedicated to it. (I have in fact linked back to that thread from many others to keep the current thread on topic Tongue_out_laughing)

Until we get some new info I think we're gonna be repeating ourselves a lot Unsure Guess I better finish up by back-stories for my characters
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I'm not worried about it, Mega Servers sounds like a great idea! and I look forward to some fun times with PVP, and Crafting! Thumbs_upWinking_grinning
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Wonder how they are going to do this! I mean I like it but it will be english based( which im happy about) and I know some germans and french or spanish people want their own server in their language. Then you have also a difference between RP peeps and Peeps who arent so much into RP but still enjoy playing the game. Also wonder if RP people would be irritated by none RPers, it happends on servers on LOTRO.

I think it would be kewl to have one server so you dont have to pick out of a couple ones! My experience with lotro with lots of servers is one is empty and the other is over crowded. If you choose the server with less peeps online then your fragged up and need to pay for moving to a other server. So I really hope they will only use one massive server! still wonder how they would deal with RPers and NoneRPers.. ^^
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Is this where you guys heard about it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...Lp0ykvotEI
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(December 4th 2012, 09:53 AM)Mani2 Wrote: still wonder how they would deal with RPers and NoneRPers.. ^^

I think they plan to solve this with phasing. They've said they're going to phase (IOW "instance") Cyrodiil, and start like-minded players near each other.

But do they mean "near" as in, all the RP'ers start in such-and-such city? I don't think that's practical because those who RP aren't just going to stay in one physical area. Rather, I think it's likely that the mega server will phase even the PvE areas, so if your questionnaire indicates you like to RP, you'll stay in the RP phase of your faction space.

So in a sense, there are still "shards", but the mega-server interlinks them all, allowing you to seamlessly travel between them. Sometimes you will travel between them at will, while other times you will be moved to another automatically for load balancing.
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There's actually instances of all zones of TESO. Probably just one if it's not overly crowded, though the threshold for creating new ones will be low, I think. This is due to the fact the megaserver will put people with same interest in the same instance and probably will try not to mix different playstyles if possible. So most of the time you'll be with people of the same playstyle as yours, but I don't think this will be guaranteed, as the server probably will prioritize a healthy zone population over player preferences if need be.

Phasing will be in the game as well, but this works for all people in the same instance actually and shows them different content based on their decisions in previous quests. So you could stand with your friend together at the very same spot and would see a totally different scenery. How they are going to prevent this from being obvious and immersion breaking is not clear at the moment, but I would guess the mega server will try to keep people in the same phases together as much as possible. Depends on how much 'phaseable' content there is in a zone.
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