We now know that Nexon will merge if conditions are met. Alexina is moving to those conditions. Therefore a merge is inevitable.
I think Crimsys idea is that if the folks on Alexina, for now, play on Nao, that it would, in the short term lower activity on Alexina to the same critical situation that compelled Nexon to create Nao. With Alexina merged in then those Alexina folks could go then back to their main characters as the ex Tarlach/Ruairi/Mari folks did from Alexina back to Nao. It's basically a proactive collectivist bottom-up approach to forcing Nexon's hand.
This, thank you.
I don't have time or patience for nonsensical filibuster Sophie. It's exactly as Julie stated. I am not running away, I just choose not to engage you since it's pointless. I could humor you and tell you all the reasons why I think you are full of bs on each of your points but I rather not waste time and be more proactive.
If Nexon were to merge now, mechanically it would be identical to the one, as of this writing, nearly two years ago. But a merge now would come with additional policy issues, that were not present then. These have been discussed at length on these forums already but it centers on the additional problems created by the fact that paid name change is in effect on Alexina and Nao and the issues this raises with a merge. The argument against Crimsy's suggestion is that: if not forced, Alexina's active population will keep declining organically anyway, making a final merge inevitable. So, by not forcing it on Nexon early, it gives them time to prepare. How Nexon can prepare has also been discussed, at length, on these forums. On the other hand, in the last two years, Nexon has shown no movement to address this. Maybe their approach is like a middling-grade high-schooler who leaves working on their homework to the night before. If so, then it will be just as painful regardless of when it happens so, as Crimsy suggests, it might as well be earlier since that gives the community more time together before the game, one day, eventually shuts down for good.
I think it would be a pretty bad idea to just have everyone abandon Alexina like that.. Like I get where you're coming from buuuuut I doubt that would push it.. They really just don't seem to care.. and that would just leave Alexina dead forever. They probably just want everyone to eventually give up on Alexina and make Nao accounts anyways
They do but they are not authorized to make that decision without the required data. Don't be so pessimistic. When the data clearly shows the death of a server then action will be taken.