Saber-Fury wrote:and i agree with checkov - with the most dead servers not even included in this poll, and the typical "leading" option at the bottom, this vote is shamelessly biased. As have been all the ones in the past month.
if people want servers deleted so bad, fine - let's just stop giving out cups. At this point, people know whether they play a dead server, and they can choose whether or not to play there. 2+ years ago when servers first started getting deleted people were supposed to be like "Golly gee, I'm not playing a competitive server? So they're gonna close it, but I'll get a nice cup and lots of tourneys to make my start on a more active server, cool!"
nowadays people choose to play the dead servers so they can dominate them and have large empires without much competition. this should not be rewarded. take RoP for example - when it was accidently rebanged, the same people came back and played... by themselves.. so it could get deleted and they could get cups again.
the rewards for server deletion - tokens and cups, were meant to help get players started on a more active server and give them some recognition for the abrupt and unusual end to their server, respectively. When we have people begging for their server to be deleted, I don't think that they need to be compensated for anything.
Seems like certain people want HC closed because they fear they will be passed in rankings. No reason to close a server just to appease one player. Now as far as the rest go, the three people that play HC hardly pay enough in tokens to make it worthwhile to keep the server going. Also the three had to know that HC was a dead server yet decided to stay there and grow the empire without any competition from others. I'm not saying delete the server just because it is inactive but if it has become a drag on the finances of PTT then it's time to let it go. On the permas that were deleted there were a lot more active players the currently playing HC. Also, no more free cups and tournies should be givin out anymore. Playing on a perma for 6 months hardly qualifies you for cup recognition. HC does have one unique feature, it was the first asteroid server.
As far as the 11'th goes, it is a ghost town. It was a sprawling server until TOR was created prematurely and it killed the 11'th before it's prime. I myself played 11'th quite successfully and as soon as a No-Mod, No-Asteroid perma was introduced I left the 11'th almost immediately to go play a server that was more competitive. No-Mods and No-Asteroids was enough of a decision to pack up and leave the 11'th leaving the empire to die. Definitely get rid of the 11'th.
Once again it is time to reunite the players on a mutual server, not keep it spread out as it has been for the last few years. Competition breeds war thus will bring tokens and activity to whatever server we all play on. GA is still going strong since it was created, a lot stronger then all the other servers banged since the mod patch was introduced.No mods and No asteroids are what the players want. Let this serve as a template for future decisions regarding new perma creation.
I like the $10 subscription idea but toonces will have to make it worth our whiles to have us participate in it. No warp fuel limit would be a great start along with some sort of recognition of supporting the game. Maybe throw in a few double dome credits a month. Good idea, needs to be worked on but could help out a lot improving gameplay.