In order to attract new people the server needs to offer new challenges. The merge might do just that ( maybe new castle status and even balance in oly), although I am a little skeptical seeing how little people actually play on x20. So I would say we should not rely ONLY on that. Somehow the server needs to become more appealing for newcomers. If we could make just some minor tweaks I am sure it will be much better to start from 0 on toxic x10 (or x20 for that matter).
What I suggest:
#1. More revita pops from events.
#2. More reliable
elemental crystal drop from event.
#3. Increased drop rate of quest items in HB/IoP/Gracia. I think x2 would suffice (because right now the rates are x1).
Again I might need to mention that these are only suggestions. But I think these changes will help new people level up, gear up and put attributes on their gear faster, which will give them the incentive to start something here. This way they will get involved in the high level game faster and we might even see mass daily pvp again.
And any comments anyone might have on me being lazy, idle, slothful, lethargic, listless, sluggish... keep it for yourselves. Obviously everyone would benefit from these changes, but if everything stays the same there is no way the population will increase.
On what Dez said:
. Clearly the merged server should have the better ping out of the two (no matter what the rates will be or who will go where), although I personally do not have any connection problems at the moment.
On what Myz3 said:
. If you are interested in crafting low grade stuff then Illuminati might be the place for you.
I still think you will not craft an avadon set (since you can buy one from the luxury shop
), but there are quite a few rare B and A items that can be useful. Obviously you will not be alone in this. If interested look for our people or just randomly try to pm Tartiflette or Vigoss. If not... I wish you to hf wherever you go