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yoda2020
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EDIT: My mind has since been changed and many good points have been made opposing the decreasing of worlds, but I will leave this all up here for further discussion! Discuss away! :)

I'm sure a million other threads have been created at one point or another about this, but I haven't been able to locate any to post in, so I'm just going to post my own.

As I'm sure many people have noticed, a lot of the RS3 worlds can often get a bit lonely. I feel like this is due to the fact that there are so many unnecessary servers that all seek to serve the same purpose/playerbase. There are certain activities that do not draw enough players to justify more than one server for them as well as certain regions that do not seem to have enough players to justify the number of servers which they have dedicated to them. Seeing as how the average number of RS3 players(according to misplaced items) is 30-35k(CORRECTION: The Current Average Players Online For May Is About 23,300 with peaks at 30-35k) at any given time, 140 servers just seems a bit over the top.

TO BE CLEAR, I'M NOT SAYING THAT WE SHOULD CUT THE NUMBER OF WORLDS IN HALF

Rather, I believe that just a slight decrease in the number of worlds would go a long way to making the game worlds feel a little less lonely in general. This will encourage the flourishing of the social aspect that many players feel has deteriorated from the game in recent years as more players will find themselves on each world. Again, as I stated before, I understand that cutting the number of worlds in half would not serve the players well as Jagex has stated that doing so would result in a lot of lag(although I have some ideas myself on how to work on some of those problems), so I'm simply proposing some specific sets of worlds which could be combined.

You can also feel free to tell me if there are any combinations that don't quite make sense to you. Please be polite!
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26-May-2018 01:56:57 - Last edited on 12-Jul-2018 18:07:48 by yoda2020

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W114 and W86. These are both Skill Total 1500 worlds, but neither really tend to have more than 200-250 players on at any given time. More than likely, people with skill total 1500 are generally around the same areas of the game as each other, so this would go a long way in increasing the social aspect of the game for players who are already bound to be in similar areas.



W65 and W138.
These are both minigames servers. To me, it just seems really self explanatory that since neither of these worlds get that huge at any given time, W138 peaking at like 200 and W65 peaking at around 400-450, they should just be combined in order to put people who have the desire to play minigames together so they don't have to struggle as much to try to play them. Considering the fact that some people also just join worlds at random, there are already inevitably already a fair number of players who are already on these servers who aren’t even there for minigames, so it would be foolhardy to assume that 200 people are all sitting at the minigames playing them so I don’t believe personally that lag would be a problem.
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26-May-2018 01:57:07 - Last edited on 26-May-2018 01:58:38 by yoda2020

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W22, W89, or W116. W22 is Community Fishing Training, W89 is Fish Flingers, and W116 is Fishing Trawler. It would seem to me that some of these worlds since they are all dedicated to fishing, could be put together to put those who are skilling it in its various forms together. Between the 3 servers, there are 565 at my current checking. If Jagex were to consolidate the 2 fishing games worlds, this would save on server maintenance fees as well as filling up major social areas like the G.E. a bit more to give a better sense of community, even if the attendance of the 2 minigames or ease of access wouldn’t be directly affected.



W14, 37, 51, 85, 98, 103, and 117. These are comprised of the United States West(14, 37, 51, and 85) and East(98, 103, and 117) servers. As of my checking, only 2 of the severs had over 200 players, and those were 2 of the east servers. So, it would seem as though they could stand to consolidate some of the west servers, and possibly even get rid of the one East server which contained fewer players(W117). Combined, the US servers have just over 1,300 players as of this writing, so even just taking the number of servers from 7 to 5 seems perfectly reasonable, bringing the average player to server number to about 275 from 195. This would be a whopping 41% increase in players on the worlds.
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26-May-2018 01:57:15 - Last edited on 26-May-2018 01:59:16 by yoda2020

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W74 and W82. These worlds are Clan Wars and Clan Recruitment(respectively). Although Clan Wars and Clans are not directly related necessarily, some of the functions can certainly coincide, easily justifying a combination. If that’s not enough to justify, both worlds have somewhere between 150 and 250 players online on average(although W82 doesn’t even quite have that at my current checking).


W24 and W59.
These worlds are both dedicated to Castle Wars, although both struggle to make it above 250 and at the time of this writing, both have a combined player count of 398, although, much like the other D&D/Minigame worlds, many players are inevitably just on these worlds for completely unrelated reasons, meaning that there are not actually 400 players trying to play Castle Wars. Once again, combining these 2 servers would simply put players who are interested in doing Castle Wars together rather than dividing an already small group in half.
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26-May-2018 01:57:23 - Last edited on 26-May-2018 03:24:17 by yoda2020

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SUPPORT FOR DECREASING THE NUMBER OF WORLDS:

Queen Jojo40 said:
The public social aspect of the game is dying. Miss the old days. I agree with you Yoda


Billiebear said:
I agree with the general idea.
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26-May-2018 01:57:30 - Last edited on 26-May-2018 03:24:32 by yoda2020

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CONCERNS ABOUT DECREASING THE NUMBER OF WORLDS:

Billiebear said:
I have one concern. IMO Guthix Caches are too crowded on every world. I think the optimal number of players is 3-4 and it seems like most worlds I try have at least 6.

So if this minor update were to happen (or perhaps even if it doesn't), I think something can be done to alleviate some of the stress of fighting to push over automatons (other people feel this, right?). Specifically, I think there should be multiple instances (2 would be good) of the cache on every world.
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26-May-2018 02:00:09 - Last edited on 26-May-2018 03:18:45 by yoda2020

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Draco Burnz said:
This was already polled and failed, so dont see any need for this:

Should We Reduce the Number of Worlds?

This was 4 years ago and the number of players has (unfortunately) decreased considerably since then. In my opinion it seems as if this would warrant a re-polling at the very least.
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26-May-2018 02:09:48

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yoda2020 said:
This was 4 years ago and the number of players has (unfortunately) decreased considerably since then. In my opinion it seems as if this would warrant a re-polling at the very least.


Not really.

Plus you have to remember, you'll also be removing clan worlds thus you're pretty much forcing ppl into other worlds.

Thus i dont think clans would be too pleased if this happened.
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