It was interesting to read a bit about Juarez politics and history, I love West Historian stories
When Joke world opened, some people were already done with Idaho and the lack of capable adults in leadership positions. DS was trying to recruit a core team to make something of Juarez, while i was trying to get people to stay on idaho because the trouble makers were gonna move to Juarez. When the njub leaders all moved to Juarez, Idaho became politically more viable, however we had also lost about half our playerbase in the process, which was barely even enough to support battles at that point, with the Russian, German and French leaders all quitting for various reasons previously, mostly political issues with a certain town that also cause issues on Juarez.
We all saw it coming, and warned against it, but the decision to open a new world had already been made. Players, moderators and even the community manager have absolutely no input anymore. It's quite disgusting, the ignorance.
It takes roughly a year to get to a point where PvP is in its prime on a new world... so opening a new one just as the previous is hitting their prime is, again, a disgusting decision by people who do not play this game. And then the massive jump from shop clothes to Union Set for nuggeters meant Juarez was done before it got started. Absolutely no consideration for new worlds is taken when designing tombola and nugget sales, Idaho was the same. Disgusting mismanagement. Older worlds like Arizona and Colorado survived because of the relatively massive playerbase and years worth of upgraded fort gear to mitigate Union a little bit. Migrations to these worlds would extent hundreds of player's time in the game, but I know that some people have over 1k tombola streaks on these PvP-less worlds, and that keeps the entire world open to the disdain of the many. I would argue that with less worlds, these nuggeters would have more competition, and therefore spend even more nuggets. I would also argue that if migration routes were simply opened, the PvPers would leave for greener pastures, while the berry pickers would remain and keep spending nuggets for PvE reasons, but sure, KPI's or whenever the excuse is.
I have nowhere to play on .net currently, my old accounts are about 20 Tombolas and nugget sales out-of-date. I'm now an Idaho refugee but all the borders are closed. Thank the Almighty Brown Tie for a well timed IFBC to give me something to do during lockdown. And yes, these concerns are all so trivial and maybe even entitled during current world events. Asking for balanced PvP is becoming more of a meme than a dream now though.
That being said, I wish you luck johnny, plenty are capable of leading but won't do it, because they are usually left to shoulder an entire half of a world on their own. And then they quit.
PS. I really appreciate the casual dig at the useless Mass-Recruiting-Alliance who hoard up to 1/3 of the player base and give them zero leadership or direction, FP.