Many of the new regions are really struggling with being very top heavy with few active factions, toxic environments, etc. Right now many new players are quitting because it takes forever to fill for war, then they wait forever to match, then get a top faction that is too strong since the top ones are all that consistently sign up for war. This turns into a cycle. What fun is it to war just to wait wait wait and then only get 100pnts?!.. they give up. Then it becomes even more top heavy.
The vets who started new accounts in these regions have gone back to their old accounts since they can now transfer leaving even less activity.
Why not give a chance for the new players, the vets who love their new facs or new rosters, and all those in between the opportunity to move where they can have more activity and equal levels of all so that it is enjoyable?
I understand not wanting niave players swapping to old regions and becoming discouraged (though they already are) and I get not wanting whales moving to dominate… but why not at least open them to transfer between themselves? Once old enough (9 months or a year) then open to other regions. But at least provide an option within the new ones while they grow?
The benefits for the players are obvious but this would also benifit scopely! This would mean less discouraged players. We all know most dont start spending until a few months into playing. Rather than the vicious cycle of screw it…why not keep them entertained but see what the top and spending can do? This would mean more revenue for scopely. Also since sooooo many regions were opened up all at once but many have quit, vets have gone back to their transferable accounts, etc… you currently are wasting resources on extra servers you unnecessarily maintain. I’m sure you would quickly find that 6 regions would become 2.
Something has to be done or the cost vs revenue on these new regions will become negative and the word of mouth marketing will dwindle.
Please consider giving some form of option to these locked regions!!!