My current plan is to join Ferrel and Massively's Karen Bryan on Byriel, a US PVE server. (Their group had previously been looking at Belmont, but I'm glad they switched - being on the first server in the alphabetical sort can end poorly.) Pahonix and The Grubs guild are also rolling on Byriel.
The US-RP server Faeblight seems to be a choice destination for Guardians and Defiants alike. To my knowledge, the Guardian contingent includes Syp and Pete from Dragonchasers. I'm neither for nor against the RP ruleset per se, but I don't want to be told that my server needs to be merged due to underpopulation but can't be merged due to the ruleset.
(This concern results from a bad experience with underpopulation on EQ2's LDL server, which lived on for months after it had become uninhabitable because there was no RP server with room to take us. SOE finally gave up and merged it with a regular PVE server this month. The "good" news for Faeblight is that so many people are heading there that it looks more likely to become overcrowded than underpopulated. I've also heard a rumor that it's one of the unofficial Penny Arcade servers.)
Finally, if you're in the market for Guardian RP-PVP, Keen and Graav are taking their folks to the Guardian side of Sunrest (the US RP-PVP server). I know they've had good success with their WoW guild, so this alone could be
I know lots of people who have said that they plan to roll Defiant, but relatively few who have picked specific servers. Here's what I know so far:
- Counter-balancing the Guardians of Faeblight, a group of people including Ardent Defender, MMO Gamer Chick, and Magson are rolling Defiant on that server, as part of a guild run by Multiplaying.net.
- Pete says he's putting some Defiant alts on Shadefallen (the other US-RP server).
- The guys at Rift Watchers are setting up a Defiant guild on Sunrest, the US RP-PVP server.
Anyway, that's where I stand for now. I will keep this updated and/or tweet tomorrow if/when I get settled in. Also, feel free to leave a comment with your server, faction, and blog/guild if you'd like to be added to the above list.
P.S. If you're looking for unofficial oceanic servers, Buboe says you're looking for Wolfsbane (PVE), Briarcliff (PVP), or the ever popular Faeblight (RP).