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issue of alts filling a server

Sovereign.1093Sovereign.1093 Member ✭✭✭✭

supposing you make a new alt who plays in server x, how long until it affects the full status?

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  • neven.3785neven.3785 Member ✭✭✭

    Their metrics go by players exceeding a threshold of play hours in wvw. So if someone is using an alt beyond that threshold, they are technically playing for your server and this issue is moot.

  • Sovereign.1093Sovereign.1093 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @neven.3785 said:
    Their metrics go by players exceeding a threshold of play hours in wvw. So if someone is using an alt beyond that threshold, they are technically playing for your server and this issue is moot.

    so players can fill the server with alts and therefore lock a server from opening :/

    Not Even Coverage is the Only broken thing in WVW.

  • Optimator.3589Optimator.3589 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Only if they actually play those alts for a certain number of hours weekly. Just having an alt on the server and logging in for the daily reward won't count.

    REDUCE NA TO 3 TIERS

  • volpenvieh.3201volpenvieh.3201 Member ✭✭
    edited June 13, 2019

    @Sovereign.1093 said:

    @neven.3785 said:
    Their metrics go by players exceeding a threshold of play hours in wvw. So if someone is using an alt beyond that threshold, they are technically playing for your server and this issue is moot.

    so players can fill the server with alts and therefore lock a server from opening :/

    But they'd actually have to invest time in said alt, even if it just means being afk. Still takes away time that they could spend on their main. Unless of course they use scripts to keep them from being kicked for being afk while doing other things... in which case they really must have something against your server * shrugs *

  • Sovereign.1093Sovereign.1093 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 13, 2019

    guess it is a thing. :/ oh well.

    Not Even Coverage is the Only broken thing in WVW.

  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 13, 2019

    @volpenvieh.3201 said:

    @Sovereign.1093 said:

    @neven.3785 said:
    Their metrics go by players exceeding a threshold of play hours in wvw. So if someone is using an alt beyond that threshold, they are technically playing for your server and this issue is moot.

    so players can fill the server with alts and therefore lock a server from opening :/

    But they'd actually have to invest time in said alt, even if it just means being afk. Still takes away time that they could spend on their main. Unless of course they use scripts to keep them from being kicked for being afk while doing other things... in which case they really must have something against your server * shrugs *

    Lots of ppl run multiple accounts simultaneously, only have to move it once every ten minutes to keep it active. I can't believe there are enough for it to make a difference in a server's status, but it's def a thing . . .

    EDIT: And now that every server has a link, 'full' status is kind of a meaningless expression at this point anyway . . .

  • Sovereign.1093Sovereign.1093 Member ✭✭✭✭

    tranfering every 2months sucks thou

    Not Even Coverage is the Only broken thing in WVW.

  • Honest John.4673Honest John.4673 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 13, 2019

    @Gop.8713 said:

    @volpenvieh.3201 said:

    @Sovereign.1093 said:

    @neven.3785 said:
    Their metrics go by players exceeding a threshold of play hours in wvw. So if someone is using an alt beyond that threshold, they are technically playing for your server and this issue is moot.

    so players can fill the server with alts and therefore lock a server from opening :/

    But they'd actually have to invest time in said alt, even if it just means being afk. Still takes away time that they could spend on their main. Unless of course they use scripts to keep them from being kicked for being afk while doing other things... in which case they really must have something against your server * shrugs *

    Lots of ppl run multiple accounts simultaneously, only have to move it once every ten minutes to keep it active. I can't believe there are enough for it to make a difference in a server's status, but it's def a thing . . .

    EDIT: And now that every server has a link, 'full' status is kind of a meaningless expression at this point anyway . . .

    Unless they have a bot to make all their accounts follow a commander tag and gain WXP then it's not happening. You need to have playtime in WvW but you also need to be, you know, doing stuff.

  • Gop.8713Gop.8713 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Honest John.4673 said:

    @Gop.8713 said:

    @volpenvieh.3201 said:

    @Sovereign.1093 said:

    @neven.3785 said:
    Their metrics go by players exceeding a threshold of play hours in wvw. So if someone is using an alt beyond that threshold, they are technically playing for your server and this issue is moot.

    so players can fill the server with alts and therefore lock a server from opening :/

    But they'd actually have to invest time in said alt, even if it just means being afk. Still takes away time that they could spend on their main. Unless of course they use scripts to keep them from being kicked for being afk while doing other things... in which case they really must have something against your server * shrugs *

    Lots of ppl run multiple accounts simultaneously, only have to move it once every ten minutes to keep it active. I can't believe there are enough for it to make a difference in a server's status, but it's def a thing . . .

    EDIT: And now that every server has a link, 'full' status is kind of a meaningless expression at this point anyway . . .

    Unless they have a bot to make all their accounts follow a commander tag and gain WXP then it's not happening. You need to have playtime in WvW but you also need to be, you know, doing stuff.

    The only quote we have from anet is that they measure number of wvw players and wvw play hours. It would be nice to believe they are only counting players that are participating, but we have no way to know . . .

    Either way, it's not likely a significant issue . . .

  • Stand The Wall.6987Stand The Wall.6987 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 13, 2019

    unless theyre multi boxing in some corner in OS, but I don't think anyone is that tryhard.

    Te lazla otstra.

  • Sovereign.1093Sovereign.1093 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Stand The Wall.6987 said:
    unless theyre multi boxing in some corner in OS, but I don't think anyone is that tryhard.

    they may be few but i do know atleast 10 players who do this. 2 comps accounts on x server y server. and 3 guys with for comps.

    i have 3 units too but only if my friends would visit and play there toons, back in the tourney days x single days.

    i think some ppl use some too.

    Not Even Coverage is the Only broken thing in WVW.

  • CrimsonNeonite.1048CrimsonNeonite.1048 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 14, 2019

    Most host servers must be full, because of PVE players; who log in for dailies and Fairweathers, when there is double xp or some other new shiny reward.

    It doesn't make sense for some host servers in the EU to be full, who only have queues on reset, but it also depends on the population on linked servers.

  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @CrimsonNeonite.1048 said:
    Most host servers must be full, because of PVE players; who log in for dailies and Fairweathers, when there is double xp or some other new shiny reward.

    It doesn't make sense for some host servers in the EU to be full, who only have queues on reset, but it also depends on the population on linked servers.

    That just means they are playing at non peak times, but they exist. I play during night or mornings where like 2 people are awake on my server lol

    Bite me.

  • Fatherbliss.4701Fatherbliss.4701 Member ✭✭✭

    Its an interesting question. Like other folks said here I can't imagine that is super widespread. I am still completely convinced that whatever has been going on lately is on purpose in an attempt to get people to spread to linked servers.

    Guild leader for Goats of Thunder. No pants allowed.

  • The time based activity does make "having alts" useless.. Unless running two clients and watching one chat and attacking on your main? Though who would actaully do that?

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