Yeah, their insistence on always starting in classic and making PoP last fucking forever really holds a lot of these servers back from being super interesting.It's good that they're doing something different, but it still has the PoP issue. Presumably LoY is a non-factor, but with LDoN at one month you're still looking down the barrel of four months of PoP. Every server has a big dive there. I'd like to see them do something to keep people playing through PoP.
I would have put PoP/LoY/LDoN together and given it 2 months despite level raise like they did with Kunark. Would only start doing 3 months for later level-up expansions, like maybe Secrets of Faydwer onwards, and adjust for Underfoot and Burning Lands being short-changed by 2 month schedules. They deserve 3 months more than, say, TDS does.
Phinny's biggest die-off seemed to happen in the 105 era (bunch of expansions) so I'd keep most of the non-level expansions at 2 months, only giving 3 to specific non-level expansions with high levels of content (basically just UF and TBL).
100%, everyone should play on this server because interesting EQ servers drop once every ten years and Phinny Clones have dropped like 8 times in six years.
Population is pretty spread out and WoW Classic is about to do it's thing and it's different but not everyone will be about the ruleset. I have a hard time believing it'll be Phinny/mangler popular.
Free trade meh, just more work for officers(inspections inc making sure you don't sell in era loot). The random loot is great though. That's how you spread out the world. Because now any level 40 named in bumfuck karana could give you something from lguk. Will be funny as fuck, now you just kill any rare you see just to spin the wheel. Random raid loot is even crazier. Now you want to show up to every fight, because now it could give you something. Instead of people just showing up to fights that have their drops.
Wish the exp was faster. The 1 month classic is interesting, gtfo out of sky asap.
Would love to see the actual tables of the rares. The level ranges etc.
Thoughts like this are why I learned about the glory of Ram drives in my time playing eve online. I chortled at many of the lamentations of the poor SSD cucks as I simply loaded in.Doubt it will have a comparable population long term to the bigger tlps but that first month is gonna be a shitshow. The login queue and server stability will be ridiculous.