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Cyrodiil Population Cap Testing

ZOS_BrianWheeler
ZOS_BrianWheeler
PvP & Combat Lead
Heyo All!

Next week, we will be running some tests in Cyrodiil where we’ll be periodically adjusting the population caps. The first realm being tested is PC EU on Wednesday, December 6. During this time, we will increase population caps and monitor throughout the day through prime-time hours; if all goes well, we will do the same on PC NA later in the week. Edit: PC NA is also online today for the Population Cap Test.

We encourage everyone willing to fight for their Alliance to hop into their respective Campaigns because throughout the testing period until December 12, everyone in Cyrodiil will earn Double AP (On PC, Xbox, and PlayStation)!

Thanks in advance for joining this population test for Cyrodiil and enjoy the double AP while the test is active. See you on the field!

Edit: We made a correction to this post on December 8. The Cyrodiil population cap testing is happening only on the PC servers. The double AP, on the other hand, is turned on for all servers (PC, Xbox, PlayStation) through December 12.
Edited by ZOS_Kevin on 21 December 2023 15:34
Wheeler
ESO PVP Lead & Combat Lead
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  • Tyrant_Tim
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    Looking forward to it, thanks @ZOS_BrianWheeler!
  • Starlight_Knight
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    Excellent. PVP updates in 24 then :#:p
    Edited by Starlight_Knight on 1 December 2023 19:35
  • Xandreia_
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    will we be getting better performance with these tests?
  • LunaFlora
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    exciting
    miaow! i'm Luna ( she/her ).

    🌸*throws cherry blossom on you*🌸
    "Eagles advance, traveler! And may the Green watch and keep you."
    🦬🦌🐰
    PlayStation and PC EU.
    LunaLolaBlossom on psn.
    LunaFloraBlossom on pc.
  • Dojohoda
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    Exciting! I hope this goes well!
    Fan of playing magblade since 2015. (PC NA)
    Might be joking in comments.
    -->(((Cyrodiil)))<--
  • Twohothardware
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    If you're increasing population caps this is going to create an issue with Alliances not being balanced in numbers. With the lower Cyrodiil numbers we've had lately at least 1 or 2 of the Alliances are going to be majorly outnumbered.
  • MyNameIsElias
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    This is exciting! I love a surprise pvp event
  • Sythen88411
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    Does this count for IC?
  • dinokstrunz
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    Yes but can we get rid of No proc Ravenwatch already.

    I tried this campaign the other week and was surprised at how better it felt, fights are a lot more competitive once you take cheese out the equation.

    I often found that fights became stale, long & boring.
  • ArchangelIsraphel
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    This is awesome, I'll definitely be there. Absolutely delightful news!
    Legends never die
    They're written down in eternity
    But you'll never see the price it costs
    The scars collected all their lives
    When everything's lost, they pick up their hearts and avenge defeat
    Before it all starts, they suffer through harm just to touch a dream
    Oh, pick yourself up, 'cause
    Legends never die
  • zaria
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    I will join, I say performance is Cyrodil has been good for quite some time now even in huge fights.
    Now I will say this will show the client in the room, people complaining about server performance is previous generation consoles and potato pc's. And yes switching from an 980ti to an 3070ti helped a lot
    Grinding just make you go in circles.
    Asking ZoS for nerfs is as stupid as asking for close air support from the death star.
  • Tornaad
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    Heyo All!

    Next week, we will be running some tests in Cyrodiil where we’ll be periodically adjusting the population caps. The first realm being tested is PC EU on Wednesday, December 6. During this time, we will increase population caps and monitor throughout the day through prime-time hours; if all goes well, we will do the same on PC NA and consoles later in the week.

    We encourage everyone willing to fight for their Alliance to hop into their respective Campaigns because throughout the testing period until December 12, everyone in Cyrodiil will earn Double AP!

    Thanks in advance for joining this population test for Cyrodiil and enjoy the double AP while the test is active. See you on the field!

    Shaweet! Absolute chaos. I look forward to it.
  • TechMaybeHic
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    Appreciate the sign of life here; but I hope there are more fixes intended than just a pop cap increase
  • colossalvoids
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    Sounds good to me! Hope to see some gears moving with PvP in ESO, long-overdue indeed.
  • demonology89
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    Excited for the double AP and increase in population caps. Thanks for the update!
  • Sidewaves89
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    Would be great to know what the actual cap is and for how much do you want to increase it. You definitely reduced it when you upgraded the servers hardware and because of this it's difficult to say what actually contributed to the improvement in performance in Cyrodiil.
  • flubber77
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    Heyo All!

    Next week, we will be running some tests in Cyrodiil where we’ll be periodically adjusting the population caps. The first realm being tested is PC EU on Wednesday, December 6. During this time, we will increase population caps and monitor throughout the day through prime-time hours; if all goes well, we will do the same on PC NA and consoles later in the week.

    We encourage everyone willing to fight for their Alliance to hop into their respective Campaigns because throughout the testing period until December 12, everyone in Cyrodiil will earn Double AP!

    Thanks in advance for joining this population test for Cyrodiil and enjoy the double AP while the test is active. See you on the field!

    So, what is the cap today? and how much will it be raised? i miss the release cap, wherever you did go you ran into a zerg or 2, keeps was under siege all the time, but today we end up with small groups trying and fail cause the lack of players. maybe get back full group also?
    Still a grudge, only to see false what u want and nothing less.
  • KniteShayd
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    Second, put an end to the silly "in combat" nonsense. If you're not actively in combat, you shouldn't be in combat.

    THIS! SO MUCH THIS!

    I ran the Altadoon scroll from Farragut (Solo, & without enemy player interference), and was "in combat" until I was just past Alessia...

    There seriously needs to be a distance/LoS (&/or time) cap to "in-combat status".
    Simply being grouped shouldn't put me in combat if I remain Idle, while my group mates are fighting, as well...

    Also "In-Combat" status needs to sever upon death. We shouldn't remain "punished" with being in-combat upon reviving at a wayshrine or forward camp; as death is the highest form of penalty in PvP.
    I can understand if it's a player-sourced resurrection, mid battle; but also, not if you're getting resurrected when all fighting has ceased.
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