The Daily Grind: When has an MMO server merge actually benefited you?


I have always tended to be skeptical of server merges. Sure, they’re sometimes a necessary portion of any game’s life cycle, and I would be lying if I said I didn’t understand the rationale behind them. At the same time, every developer tries to frame them as a good thing, and that always sits wrong with me. Like… dude, you’re combining servers because you don’t have enough players. Don’t talk about how this benefits me when it specifically does not. We are people of action; lies do not become us.

And yet sometimes I’m sure that server merges really have made things better. I am sure there are places where people have found more people to play alongside, more enjoyment from the game as a whole, and benefited from a revitalized economy. Server merges might have their roots in a gap in popularity, but they can be a net benefit for players. So when has an MMO server merge actually benefited you?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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