How about a server that runs 6 months behind the rest of the live servers, so Southern Hemisphere players can have coordinated seasons?
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@Sir Derf Inno is a German Company based in Hamburg. We play their game for our pleasure.Imagine a community manager responding with hyperbole and mis-stating the original position..
"Imagine half the world" The suggestion was for a single server, not half the world.
"having to work out who would have Christmas in December" So, every event there would be confusion, because you'd loose track of which is the special server? And the problem would be which server had Christmas in June. Except it's not Christmas, it's Winter Magic. The better argument would be that Valentine's and Halloween shouldn't move. So, maybe the events would need some special scheduling considerations. Or maybe the events should be made more holiday-neutral and more seasonal-centric. Maybe some events would actually launch first on the Southern Hemisphere server. The end result, there would be no extra development time, you wouldn't be making twice the storylines and twice the special buildings. Develop an event, launch it to the appropriate server group, and eventually change the dates in the files and launch it on the other server group.
"set to CEST" You mean "set to Northern Hemisphere seasonal coordination"
I'm not dinging you, @Silmaril personally, just your argument. Are there points to make against the idea? Yes. But, even if it wasn't your motivation, it sounds more like motivated reasoning, like grasping at pushback to justify a pre-decided position, when exaggerations and mis-statements are part of the explanations.
New servers do come up on occasion, there are lots of Austalians, South Africans and South Americans around that would be able to fill such a server, so the costs should not be a problem...Hey @Sir Derf thanks for your suggestion, however, the costs of running a server is high. A dedicated server you may contract with a hosting provider is not even a fraction of what a server of such proportions that a game like Elvenar requires. A new server would elevate the costs unnecessary.
In addition, these players will know everything six months beforehand due to our servers, and that means an unfair advantage. It will make players upset here in the northern hemisphere due to having to go first, and some of them will be unhappy because everything will arrive six month late to them.