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Posted by: MikeFerguson

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The match that ends Friday September 14 is scheduled to be our last 24 hour match.

The match that starts on Friday will be 1 week in length. We anticipate having week long matches for a couple weeks before switching to the 2 week format.

We are switching to a 1 week schedule so we can continue to let the ranking formula adjust server rankings faster than every 2 weeks, and it will hopefully help people get acclimated to the cadence of a longer match.

EDIT: Should have mentioned that we have been resetting the matches at 4:00PM PDT (11:00PM UTC), but we are considering changing that to 5:00PM PDT (12:00 AM UTC) to align with our achievement reset times.

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Posted by: Bull.5491

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I am assuming the 1-week matches will go on till September 25 or the week after that? That should give a good idea of what the population is like since I assume quite a lot of players playing GW2 now are bored WoW players waiting for MoP to launch.

Can’t wait for the 2-week battles. Right now it seems wasteful to spend money on upgrades and lots of siege equipment.

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Posted by: MikeFerguson

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Unsure how long we’ll run them right now. Thats why I only said a couple weeks

The 24 hour matches were good for getting servers into initial ranking brackets, but it does significantly change how people approach the game and we’re hoping the 1 week matches will make people feel a little better about investing significant resources into their holdings.

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Posted by: Gankfest.4965

Gankfest.4965

Been waiting for longer matches to see how WvW works out on a larger time scale. Glad to see it’s finally here.

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Posted by: Jakula.1072

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Looking forward to the longer matches thanks!

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Posted by: Lasica.5068

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Hmm, so far even the 1 day match up haven’t been very balanced. I’m on Isle of Janthir and we keep getting matched up against Stormbluff Isle who absolutely destroy all opposition even in our peak times. Meanwhile we aren’t matched up against Darkhaven and other servers with whom we have had nice close fights.

Edit: Take this evening. We are matched against Jade Quarry who currently control 550 pts out of those possible. This isn’t balanced.

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Posted by: Aletheides.5693

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Another problem is the cross server guild system combined with several guilds per person and the free transfer. There has already been set into system for some guilds or alliances to get groups on two sides in a WvW conflict, on two different servers, sharing guildchat between them.

Some will do anything to win but if its allowed to continue then the WvW community will rot from within.

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Posted by: Tank n Spank.4086

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The IoJ issue seems to be just a result of the fact that there are 4 top tier servers and we’re in the bracket just under them. HoD plays 2 of SBI, JQ or EI mostly and the one that that ranks 4th tends to play IoJ and one other, while still being a very well organized/staffed server.

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Posted by: Vayra.3290

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Sounds good, and just in time, I’ll be done with a rather large assignment for my master thesis by Saturday

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Posted by: IKShadow.4582

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Finally some changes

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Posted by: Ben K.6238

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Looking forward to a full week against HoD. Competition. :]

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Posted by: lady lisz.7849

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is it possible to just make it a 1-week match instead of 2…. hahha just suggesting, 2 wks seems kind of long and everything for sure will be covered with trebuchets or mortars alrdy by the 3rd day it seems hehehe

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Posted by: kaesebrezen.3104

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we’re hoping the 1 week matches will make people feel a little better about investing significant resources into their holdings.

None of the upgrades protects a hold against the overnight zerg…

As long as the zerg exists, nobody will upgrade.

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Posted by: Pawlegance.7012

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Maybe Retaliation should get fixed prior to switching to a week long schedule or you will have to re-educate people again and redo the server list.

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Posted by: Zepolak.2095

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Dear Mike, when you write Friday, what time exactly do you refer to ? Is it the same time globally or each America & Europe are different ?

I am asking because I play in CEST time, so the match ending Friday 14th is actually today’s match, because the reset happens at 01:00 CEST time. That would mean today’s night is the start of the 1-week long matchup.

So, for Europe, is tonight the night, or tomorrow’s night (beginning of week-end) the night ?

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Posted by: kaesebrezen.3104

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Dear Mike, when you write Friday, what time exactly do you refer to ? Is it the same time globally or each America & Europe are different?

US resets during primetime, while EU resets one day ahead in the night.

So by friday it’s most likely US primetime which would make it saturday at 1:00 in the night for us.

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Posted by: Lasica.5068

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The IoJ issue seems to be just a result of the fact that there are 4 top tier servers and we’re in the bracket just under them. HoD plays 2 of SBI, JQ or EI mostly and the one that that ranks 4th tends to play IoJ and one other, while still being a very well organized/staffed server.

I can see a lot of players transferring off Isle of Janthir and Blackgate if we get a full week of being matched up against one of the top 4 servers. It’s going to be a lot of fun being farmed for a whole week…

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Posted by: Chessrook.8643

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So how long until people start complaining about one side getting a majority of the map and thus dominating the WvW for a full week and this is too long and why did you change it ANet ruined forever I’m leaving the game blah blah blah?

Because you know it’s going to happen.

MMO forums: Filled with more complainers than… er… something witty I can’t think of…

Shut up it’s early.

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Posted by: SoulstitchMMO.1396

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Please disable free server transfers before hand or people will continue to abuse the fact they can freely move groups between servers.

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Posted by: musik.3964

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This has no effect on free server transfers right? I am still not sure which one I want to stay on. Any information on that topic available?

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Posted by: Nevron.9413

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This has no effect on free server transfers right? I am still not sure which one I want to stay on. Any information on that topic available?

It should. Your indecision is not worth heavy population imbalances and fluctuation.

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Posted by: Roland Falantyr.3290

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If they push us out to 2 week matches before fixing the scoring issues associated with timezone variances WvW is pretty much over as a competitive enterprise…

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Posted by: Kagoshima Josh.5412

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Great news! I’m looking forward to the longer matches.

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Posted by: Grimaldi.8532

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Mike, it will not matter if the matches are 1 day, 1 week , or 1 year. Every guild is feeling apathetic about investing any serious amounts of resources/siege into a building when they know when they wake up it will be for nothing.

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Posted by: Roland Falantyr.3290

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Unsure how long we’ll run them right now. Thats why I only said a couple weeks

The 24 hour matches were good for getting servers into initial ranking brackets, but it does significantly change how people approach the game and we’re hoping the 1 week matches will make people feel a little better about investing significant resources into their holdings.

No guild on a server without an oceanic population should invest anything into their keeps and upgrades. It will all be capped at 4 am. We go to bed with a lead and wake up to being down by 10s of thousands of points every night. Its an Aussie/Big alliance world. The rest of us are just tourists.

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Posted by: Kryptorchid.7620

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Please disable free server transfers before hand or people will continue to abuse the fact they can freely move groups between servers.

This. Server populations are already borked due to free, unrestricted transfers during the 24hr matches. With One Week matches coming into play, which will show more indicative results for the eventual, permanent, Two Week matches, ArenaNet really needs to shut down transfers to the top 5 servers NOW. If a server falls out of the Top 5 over the next few weeks due to the longer matches, then open them up, but the Top 5 servers should never be allowed to accept transfers.

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Posted by: Windtalker.2609

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I believe there is a population bug right now in WvW. It has favored our server(JQ) at times. Most of the time it seems to favor Henge of Denravi.

HoD is completely destroying everyone else. They do not appear to be more coordinated, they just seem to have more numbers.

Is there anyway you guys can check the live player count on a map? If all servers have a queue for that map, the numbers should be even. I believe this is not happening.

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Posted by: Merendel.7128

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Mike, it will not matter if the matches are 1 day, 1 week , or 1 year. Every guild is feeling apathetic about investing any serious amounts of resources/siege into a building when they know when they wake up it will be for nothing.

We can arrange a night watch to help hold things overnight. Good play and orginization can hold a keep for 24 hours. However when your going to flush all that gold after 24 hours reguardless of your skill thats whats bringing the apathy. I know a number of guilds that decided to just sit it out and farm gold in PVE to stockpile till the matches are long enough to be worth it.

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Posted by: Fluxist.8045

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HoD is completely destroying everyone else. They do not appear to be more coordinated, they just seem to have more numbers.

That’s a rather large assumption

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Posted by: Ben K.6238

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They are more co-ordinated. Everyone has the same population cap.

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Posted by: Roland Falantyr.3290

Roland Falantyr.3290

They are more co-ordinated. Everyone has the same population cap.

off-peak some servers dont hit the cap. others do.

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Posted by: DooJoon.8240

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would like to request to stop the free transfer as well.

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Posted by: Silvow.3748

Silvow.3748

Everybody is europe move to Vizunah Square =D
Then u got Canadians at night = 100% win

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Posted by: Athanasius.3875

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Given how important this change is could you explicitly state the date/time/timezone when the first 1 week matches will start… and sticky this thread. Heck, a link to it in the main News would be good too.

I only heard about it because of chatter in /team in WvW tonight. This topic isn’t even in the first page on the WvW forum!

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Posted by: lady lisz.7849

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we’re hoping the 1 week matches will make people feel a little better about investing significant resources into their holdings.

None of the upgrades protects a hold against the overnight zerg…

As long as the zerg exists, nobody will upgrade.

idk which server you’re on, but the one i’m in… you’d be surprise on how much upgrades they do but i do agree that it doesnt guarantee a hold

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Posted by: Nofe.7269

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With the state of WvW, I don’t think week/2week long matches are a good idea to be honest. Losing to a server for a week or two is not fun at all. In my server’s case, Henge of denravi owns everything and camps the spawn at eternal battlegrounds and ensures that not only can we not gain ground, but nobody wants to actually bother to play. That’s another issue, though.

On topic, I’m assuming there will be point resets, right? Otherwise night capping servers will always win. Night capping isn’t an indication of skill or strategy, it doesn’t really take effort but will win the weekly round in the long run.

Another thing that I don’t understand is, what exactly is the motivation for winning or losing W3? The bonuses are small, so why do we have to have queues, why is a special limited thing? It would be great to have overflow W3 because the fun of world vs world isn’t actually winning at the end of the point tallies, the rewards are pretty minimal, the fun is participating in large battles. That’s the problem for most people right now, participation. We don’t actually get to participate.

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Posted by: Spanners.3904

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Any chance you can make it so servers don’t reset at midnight for the EU players. -.- reset when the least amount of players are online leaving the server with the biggest american/canadian/nocturnal population to take everything, by the time the other servers wake up the 3rd server is 40k points ahead…