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Black Monarch
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Could you image what a clusterfuck this would have been without layering?

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I just cannot understand how people could be so against such a major quality of life improvement.

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The problem is that they didn't release enough servers at the start, people all got clustered in the same ones.

Had they released 20 servers for America and 20 for Europe, the population would have been better and wouldn't have needed layering.

Also, layering will result in even more resources in the AH, since each layer double the number of resources in the wild, resulting in an incredible drop in prices.

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Also, layering will result in even more resources in the AH, since each layer double the number of resources in the wild, resulting in an incredible drop in prices.

You're only accounting for one half of the supply and demand equation there. Yes, as layers increase the amount of resources available and farmed increases. This increases supply. But the layers only increase as the amount of players increases, which also increases demand. Which kind of results in a bit of a wash in the supply and demand equation.

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But the layers only increase as the amount of players increases, which also increases demand.

The thing is, there is always more supply than demand, especially early on, gathering professions are always more popular than crafting ones, which is why I don't account for the other half.

And I was more answering to whether we need layering or not.
Take 2 servers with 10k constant people on it.
One serv has layering and the other doesn't.
The economy will be way healthier on the one who doesn't since the prices won't drop as much because of limited quantity.

I do think layering was needed for the release, but in the long run? Eeeeehh...

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The problem is that they didn't release enough servers at the start, people all got clustered in the same ones.

Had they released 20 servers for America and 20 for Europe, the population would have been better and wouldn't have needed layering.

Also, layering will result in even more resources in the AH, since each layer double the number of resources in the wild, resulting in an incredible drop in prices.

But what about two months from now? If those populations dwindled, they'd be forced to do a lot more work condensing things.

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But what about two months from now? If those populations dwindled, they'd be forced to do a lot more work condensing things.

Well, opening servers in a panic all of a sudden isn't better, people are still trying to get on the more popular choices.

I think it's easier to fuse some empty servers together than it is to try to convince players to leave the one they are currently on.

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Also, layering will result in even more resources in the AH, since each layer double the number of resources in the wild, resulting in an incredible drop in prices.

You're only accounting for one half of the supply and demand equation there. Yes, as layers increase the amount of resources available and farmed increases. This increases supply. But the layers only increase as the amount of players increases, which also increases demand. Which kind of results in a bit of a wash in the supply and demand equation.

This is a true statement. Finally that one course from university comes in handy! :biggrin:

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This is a true statement. Finally that one course from university comes in handy! :biggrin:

> going to university

I barely made it out of high school LoL

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I've been in que since launch.... still trying to login

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Neoh
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I've been in que since launch.... still trying to login

Yeah, the layering doesn't solve the full realm problem 8)

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I'm here with you guys. I can't get into Fairbanks, stuck with a 15k queue. Just dicking around now on the lowest pop server I can get into with an alt just to get my UI and stuff set up.. figure if I can't get into my real server, at least I can get my client set up where I want it to be.

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Black Monarch
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The good news is that once everyone left the n00b towns, we spread out quite a bit... I didn't see 30+ players gangbanging a single questgiver outside of Deathknell. However, the zones were still well-populated enough that nobody had trouble finding help with quests like Melrache or the Agamand Family Crypts. I think Blizzard got the math correct on this one.
You're only accounting for one half of the supply and demand equation there. Yes, as layers increase the amount of resources available and farmed increases. This increases supply. But the layers only increase as the amount of players increases, which also increases demand. Which kind of results in a bit of a wash in the supply and demand equation.

Except that the alternative choice wasn't fewer people spread out over fewer layers. The alternative was the SAME number of people spread out over fewer/no layers. Layering increases the number of resource nodes without changing the number of players.

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Except that the alternative choice wasn't fewer people spread out over fewer layers. The alternative was the SAME number of people spread out over fewer/no layers. Layering increases the number of resource nodes without changing the number of players.

I must be too sleep deprived at this point to understand how this makes sense.

On a vanilla server, you'd have 1x amount of players and 1y amount of resources.

If you had a huge Classic server with 15x amount of players, but put them on a single layer, now you have 15x players and 1y amount of resources.

So instead, they are aiming for 15x players and 15y amount of resources. Which equals out to the same ratio of people to resources as the original game. Roughly.

layering doesn't ruin the supply to demand ratio, it keeps it sane. 15x players to 1y of resources would make everything artificially extremely expensive and adding layers restores it to proper ratios.

I'm delirious from lack of sleep right now. Tell me what I'm missing. Srs. Maybe I'll understand when I wake up.

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I just cannot understand how people could be so against such a major quality of life improvement.

Because it impacts world pvp and the economy.
The faster the shitfest that is layering is removed, the better.

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