So I know they've been open for a while & there's now two of them in .org but something has been bugging me for a while.
The template I believed GameForge was running off was to create new universes with better specs than the old ones. This would promote faster growth & provide a bridge for new players or otherwise who wanted to get into the action in (fill in the universe of your choice) by playing in the express lane.
This is also something that to a certain degree played out in merge phases that we've seen. Look at universe 1.org for example. A lot of those top accounts aren't the oldest in x1. They're accounts that were made in the express lane universes of places like Taurus (x6 eco) and Kallisto (x7 eco).
So. When Dorado opened, my first thought was essentially this. This universe won't last. Why have they made it? It's doomed from the start. Surely.
Then Galetea was opened. A x1/x2 universe. Again. Why? Maybe to catch up on Dorado for a quicker merge? It made no sense.
Tonight I realised that the low speed low economy specs were wide spread and not just a random .org phenomenon. My question/thought is as follows:
Are these universes meant to be the successor to universe1.org? Are they going to start moving low speed high economy universes together with high speed high economy universes?
Surely not... that'd be silly. Then I remembered that GameForge were planning on moving Virgo.org into Quantum.org based on economy matches.
Surely they won't match economy speeds in the next merge phase, moving universe 1 players & Virgo players into matching economy universes (with higher fleet speeds) to pave way for places such as Dorado & Galatea to become the "new" universe 1s & Virgos of .org.
Treat this thread as a preemptive no if that does indeed happen.
This post is an initial draft & a thought I just had that I wanted to put into text. Apologies for any incoherent ramblings.