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.