Im never pro sharding in main citys under ANY situation. Why do i want the mmo community sharded out ? Id rather us all be togather and being able to interact without having the shards spliting ppl up.yes it helps preformance blah blah but it also killes immersion and player to player interaction .
The biggest problem with sharding is that quickly after launch there is very little reason to have shards rolled out. Unfortunately most back-end design teams go with shards because it requires very little extra changes between each zone. What this means is that as more and more people spread out, they can roll back the number of shards in those starting zones and have the same performance.
As much as I disagree with the usage of shards, I agree that on launch the initial starting zones are probably better off with it. It's a tactical decision by the team.
I would just like to drop in and say the first time I experienced channels I was like THIS IS AMAZING!!! YOU MEAN I DONT HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE 50 PEOPLE TO CLEAR OUT OF THIS AREA SO I CAN FINISH MY KILL 10 QUEST?! YES!!!
So, I still support them.
ya, i like channels. they are helpful, sorry if u like waiting around and taking forever to do a one or two quests because people keep stealing my mobs and quest items. i sure dont enjoy that, i dont see how anybody could tbh..
I acctualy was at the opening of AQ 40 "played wow for 8 years" and having thousands of ppl in one spot WAS epic!!!!! sharding would of killed that for shur. and to Skan yah you didnt have to compeat for a mob...kind of pointless in a gamge calleda mmo dont yah think .=P