We talk a lot about progression servers and vanilla servers, branches of MMOs that use different rulesets, either new or old – we even called that our favorite MMO trend of 2018.
But we don’t often see brand-new regular-flavor servers open for existing MMOs. That realization popped into my head this weekend thanks to a thread on Reddit about games with newly launched new servers. We see merges all the time, but sometimes what a game really needs is a clean slate so folks can just have a full do-over, a rerolled community, a rerolled endgame meta, a rerolled economy, a rerolled housing situation. ArcheAge calls these types of servers fresh start servers, and that’s exactly what they are.
What MMO could really use a fresh start server?