I for one would have 5 accounts that are not 99 in everything that i would want to prem up and bring over, and i know a lot of my friends that play wurm don't play much anymore as the servers are dead on SFI, but they would come over to NFI if they opened and bring there alts too.
Market prices on NFI are silly but are going down, if it was to open then it would be a good thing as the game would balance out. people would have to find a happy middle in prices or no one would sell anything. i think it would be amazing if they would be merged.
And i think there would be less than 10% of NFI players that would go to SFI as 90% of players have invested a lot of time and money into there deeds, but i think 90% of SFI will move to NFI as that's where the players are. people are worried about players infesting SFI its going to be the other way around, But your welcome to come anytime at the end of the day this game has made it all these years on the brink of no population why not mix the servers up and be one.
The other thing i wanted to address - Who cares if players are fully dragon armoured up ? its freedom not PVP it just looks pretty and if the servers mixed NFI and SFI would have the chance to get more dragon's ect making it cheaper for everyone to buy - why is it so bad a player with hardly any coin can buy a set, its a game that should be reachable by everyone not just select few who choose to sell things for a fortune
i think the only people who would have a problem with the servers opening up is the people who are making a killing on players selling things for double and triple the normal going rate - this was ok on the first few months of opening but seems to be a trend now even when these people have high 90's in the skills needed. i think it will bring a positive reaction to the whole game and allow new players a chance - driving the market price down on NFI is not a bad thing at all as people are plucking numbers up out of thin air.
Also it will open up new areas for new players to go and explore and get some land as the server launch was the worst thing I've ever seen lagggg was not the word more like verging crashing 99% of the time, this should have been handled way before they took the game to steam as they should of known that it would generate 1000's of players
To settle this maybe there should be a poll for players to vote if this should be a thing or not. we all have different views but on a money side of things opening up the servers will increase there profits a lot due to a lot of players preming up and moving to NFI that way maybe they could upgrade the servers that run the game so it can handle more people and also they could advertise the game and get more players without the game failing to hold them.
Or they could charge X amount of coin / euros for a crossing ticket to be able to sail to NFI or SFI and it be a 1 way thing - for people like me with trapped toons
And also i will piggy back on a prev comment - i started the game in the golden days when wurms graphics was just blocks, and even then players had really really high skills neer stopped me from playing in fact they helped me get started and things was not silly expensive so i was more inclined to drop some silvers on my toon and buy things instead of thinking why would i put all that money on for some pixels lol ... just makes sense the better things are for new players the better the game is for everyone.
Sorry if this offends people but its my thoughts on the situation and the past events. don't wanna cause bad vibes or make anyone upset but i just think that most new players have been kicked away by people doing things that they would not get away with if the servers was open already.