Gildar wrote: ↑
Fri 7 Aug 2020 1:25 AM
Anyway Mid is certainly not dying for that reason.
Mid is dying because few ppl defend their homeland and because a great part of players go only flag ... too easy to see that.
Why in Hib 60% of 50 toons join BG and in Mid only 20% ???
This question i asked in the very first pages of this discussion still remains unanswered sry ... and was some month ago.
I can tell you my experience playing Midgard off and on since I joined this server a couple of months ago. It's pretty much what this guy said. I've played DAoC since beta, then not very regularly over the years, but I always tried to "role play" at least a little bit. (Mid/Perc for life!). What that translates to in this game is "realm loyalty", and with the near-death of role-playing in any form in these games, combined with the insanely-easy realm-hopping that Phoenix promotes, there is very little to no realm loyalty here at all.
When I log into my Hibs and Mids during NA prime time, and see essentially what Gildar is talking about, with a far greater percentage of Hibs in the RvR BG, it's pretty hard to stay loyal to Midgard. Midgard could be down every keep and on its last legs defending the relic gate and I still see Mid kill-spam in whatever the Task zone is. Sometimes there are more Mids running 8-man RP-farming squads in task zones than defending the realm or in the BG playing offense. I get it, this is just another PUBG map to most of you kids these days, and I've had to adjust my expectations (yes, I'm an old fart).
The other major turn-off from playing Midgard here was the first guild I joined, and the alliance it was in. Apparently, I joined during some drama which resulted in guilds dying and leaders bailing en masse. Also, after about week, it became clear to me that the main few leaders in my guild spent 12 hours per day on Hunters in Cruachan Gorge farming Hib XP'ers which, in my humble opinion, is incredibly lame. That guild is no more, and the other guilds in that alliance seem to have lost a lot of people (probably relic-hopping to Hib).
On the other hand, on my Hibs I've been in the RvR BGs for quite a while now and in the various Discords and other voice servers. A lot of the Hib leadership are serious jerks, to be blunt. If the main body of the Hib BG could hear the disrespectful trash that the BG "leaders" are talking - generally about newer people who might need a hand - they'd instantly re-roll to Alb or Mid. I won't even join a group with some of these members of the "leader" guild any more (hint: starts with "Smar…"
. While talking trash about nearly everybody else in the BG, these guys are the biggest whiner newbs about heals, assists, buffs, etc., etc.
As a long-time business owner/contractor, I have a rule that no bitching is allowed unless you have a solution. Well, I don't. There is no "role playing" any more, thus there is no "realm loyalty" any more. And the rules of this server make realm-hopping so easy/encouraged, that it's not even a player-solvable issue. I guess we just try to have as much fun we can in this still-fun game and enjoy our PUBG server.