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So the announcement we have been waiting for is here! As most of you know we decided to revaluate our previous decision to roll on Gate of Madness based on some of the comments you guys posted in the previous announcement.

 

 

So why Crystal Desert?

1. We want to be on a server with a great and competitive group of people. Crystal Desert has an organized WvW alliance that will be joining us on the battlefield, as well as a larger and more distributed population.

2. Many of you expressed interest in playing with another reddit guild. To that end, /r/Redditgw2 will be joining with us on Crystal Desert! As a side note, members from either guild will not be allowed to be in both guilds at once. We look forward to seeing everyone on the battlefield.

 

 

UPDATE: Check out the FAQ at http://karmagaming.org/index.php/announcements/32-karma-server-release-faq

 

Posted: 1 year 7 months ago by Eduro #2033
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Zee wrote:
Brazil unofficial server

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Posted: 1 year 7 months ago by MaliMujo #2029
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Crystal Desert: LGBT unofficial server, Brazil unofficial server (?), Reddit WvW, Veteran Reddit, MMOHut, ZAM, MMO-Champion
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So we'll have a gay old time to the sound of carnival? (ducks and covers)
Posted: 1 year 7 months ago by Zee #2027
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Crystal Desert: LGBT unofficial server, Brazil unofficial server (?), Reddit WvW, Veteran Reddit, MMOHut, ZAM, MMO-Champion

Repost from www.reddit.com/r/Guildwars2/comments/yri...ng_servers_based_on/

Looks like we found an awesome community!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by MaliMujo #1517
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If I remember correctly, during BWEs it was mentioned that server populations were intentionally capped below full capacity. If that is true (or if I remember correctly :)) then we might have more room than expected.
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Exzackly #1498
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i hate deserts but i could care less haha.
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Rephlexie #1480
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Thanks for confirming that Deal! I just asked on /r/ about how it works because I missed the memo and got the same answer.

Its really cool that ArenaNet is that dedicated to rvr balance, you dont see many MMOs that have the ability to change things up on the PvP front like that.
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Deallean #1468
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The first few weeks they are changing the WvW matchups every day to collect data so servers are more evenly paired!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Rephlexie #1464
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Crystal D sounds like a great home. Nice work!

Hopefully someone rolled on Crystal Desert during tonight's stress test and jotted down what the WvW lineup was. I am guessing it will change by launch, but who knows right?

This has kind of peeked my interest a bit about how exactly they do server match making.

Just how much planning goes into the WvW lineups pre-launch? Do they for instance read gw2guilds.org to get an idea or does some script balance it after launch? I am sure they dont want to be reseting WvW a bunch launch night. So how on earth do they keep people happy in that regard? WvW resets early on vs balance etc.
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Finchizzle #1338
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I'm pumped regardless of what server we're on.. I'm getting a late start on the headstart (Sunday) but I have a hard time believing the server cap will not have increased prior to launch..
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by go to sleep #1336
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I'm happy we found a good home, but I have a feeling whatever server we are on is going to be the big popular server comparable to TA/AA. We're just as good if not better, we will make Karma a name to remember!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Zee #1335
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Rock on! I can't wait to roll with our new redditgw buddies! Crystal Desert just sounds badass to me, awesome name.
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Cyron #1325
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Fenix wrote:


Googled Crystal Desert, was not disappoint.

Just checked in game to be sure, that is indeed the loading screen for Crystal Desert from Guild Wars: Prophecies. Anyone that wants more lore on our server/GW:Prophecies lore check this video out!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Ronlaen #1311
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Feels good to finally have a choice locked down and appreciate all the work that you guys put into it for an Alliance and getting the old GW1 in there. Let my friends know so hopefully they can get in as well. On a side note CD is eerily similar to my old stomping grounds on CB(Crushbone) for EQ2. Can't wait until Friday!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Anj #1308
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Can we pre-register somewhere (like SWTOR did) or is it an "OMG HOPE THAR'S ROOM" kind of a deal?

"OMG HOPE THAR'S ROOM" option.

Try to make your character in that server as soon as possible so it doesn't run out of space!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by ryuelli #1301
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Sounds good! Hopefully the server doesn't fill up too fast - I have a couple friends who won't be able to get into the head start.
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Steelfrog #1298
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Can we pre-register somewhere (like SWTOR did) or is it an "OMG HOPE THAR'S ROOM" kind of a deal?
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by senNish #1292
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Awesome!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Anj #1291
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Oh wow, it was in the server I was trapped in because I couldn't move in with you guys in darkhaven!

It's pretty average in everything according to the statistics of about 13000 people:

Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Fenix #1282
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Googled Crystal Desert, was not disappoint.
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Goronmon #1281
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Funny to see that you guys chose the random server I picked during the BWEs as Darkhaven was always full. Hope the server works out!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Yarrrz #1278
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Appreciate you folks going through the effort to research, negotiate, and then select a final server to try and get everyone the best playing experience possible. I think it's easy and understandable to say, "Who cares, let's play!", but you guys taking the time to try to sort through the geopolitical situation while taking in guild feedback is much appreciated. I don't know anyone who doesn't want leadership that cares enough to make an effort.

This makes my part of 'Log into server that has been pre-identified as awesome and create Charrs' a cake walk and sets phasers to FUN right off the bat.

Bravo.
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Felsig #1262
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I'm happy about the selected server. MY BODY IS READY!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Joe Gangster #1236
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I see that someone made a website for the Crystal Desert server.

Also, I see that there is an Alliance that will be on Crystal Desert come launch.

So far I really like this choice!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Drama Llama #1235
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It shouldn't be hard at all to get in at least during the headstart. Really excited about this, though. Super excited about the alliance and the opportunities it will bring.

Completely agree - I am so excite for launch! Once again thanks to all the guys and gals who put thought into this decision and came out to a great conclusion!