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DC Universe Online To Get "Super Servers"

Superhero MMO on the decline?

This month Sony Online Entertainment will begin merging DCUO’s numerous servers into four “super servers.” Both the US and EU will have two servers, one for the PC version of the game, the other for the PlayStation 3 in both regions. Merging servers is an uncommon course of action, especially for an MMO which has only been in circulation for a few months. Though cynics will suggest that DCUO is already in a state of decline, SOE have explained that the mergers are a way of unifying the game’s fan-base to create a more community-driven experience.

It has yet to be confirmed as to whether EU and US players can finally share servers, and also which default PvP settings will be assigned to each one. Currently, there are two types of live server, PvP and PvE. In PvE (Player versus Environment) servers, players will only fight other players in specific PvP modes or zones. On the other hand, we have PvP servers in which players can tackle other characters anywhere, any time, no matter the level difference. Each of the two server types offer different styles of play, and it will be interesting to see how SOE caters for both groups as it begins testing in the coming weeks.

Source: Massively

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  1. StevenHibs
    Since: Oct 2009

    Wish the PSN would get super servers ;) =0

    Comment posted on 02/05/2011 at 13:25.
    • Darksidesystems
      Since: Aug 2010

      Off topic but I did LOL :)

      Comment posted on 02/05/2011 at 13:40.
      • Smallville2106
        Since: Feb 2011

        Tickled me as well.

        Comment posted on 02/05/2011 at 13:46.
  2. teflon
    Community Team
    Since: May 2009

    I wonder what the impact of PSN’s downtime is having on the handful of MMOs that tie into it. The last two weeks would surely have lopped around half the player base out of the game, and it’ll inevitably be hugely difficult to get all those people to come back, much as it is when there’s a break of a month in a TV series’ broadcast.

    Comment posted on 02/05/2011 at 13:44.
    • Jim H [Teabags]
      Since: Nov 2009

      MMOs on the PS3 are a hard-sell already, without all this PSN nonsense going on. I’m sure Free Realms won’t be affecting hald as much as DCUO. Hopefully SOE will issue some free play-time for those who lost out in terms of pre-paid subscriptions.

      Comment posted on 02/05/2011 at 13:50.
  3. Burgess_101
    Since: May 2009

    i just think MMO’s should stick with PC’s i dont think as many people want to be paying for PS+ or xbox live (as either a monthly or yearly expense) then spend more on another one doesnt really sound that appealing

    Comment posted on 02/05/2011 at 14:01.
  4. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    Saw this per owned for six pounds. Anyone know how much online pass is?

    Comment posted on 02/05/2011 at 14:34.
    • bacon_nuts
      Since: Mar 2011

      I heard it was around 6 pounds..

      Could be wrong though!

      Comment posted on 02/05/2011 at 14:46.
    • Jim H [Teabags]
      Since: Nov 2009

      I’m pretty sure the disc is tied to a single account, but I could be wrong. I haven’t seen an online pass available via PSN, and there is no way of looking at the moment.

      For £6 you may as well buy it, and if it turns out to be a no-go, get a refund.

      Comment posted on 02/05/2011 at 14:52.
      • Foxhound_Solid
        Is a smart cookie.
        Since: Dec 2009

        Cheers chaps :-D

        Comment posted on 02/05/2011 at 15:00.
      • hazelam
        Since: Feb 2009

        apparently if the included month’s sub code has been used by somebody, the disc will be locked to that user, but if not then you just have to pay for a sub to play it.
        like 9 quid a month or something.

        Comment posted on 02/05/2011 at 16:14.
    • XRAVE
      Since: Mar 2011

      it is locked to PSN account so DON’T buy it second hand.

      Comment posted on 02/05/2011 at 16:53.

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