With no malice toward SBS and their programming when we’ve had events, or milestones that required a large number of players to log into the system and do well anything we’ve had technical problems.
Surname reservation resulted in some players fighting over names and first come first serve has been the mantra and is the easiest to enforce. With names it was just that a name and many folks had others to choose from. In my case I didn’t have any issue since I used my forum name and I believe those were reserved for the actual person who’s account name it belonged to. Ie I alone could pick Malais since it was my registered account name. But a number of people who chose to share their desired name had it sniped by someone with an earlier slot.
Now a name is important but your starting domain? Most people have made public their chosen path and desired starting location. Within duchies and counties agreements are made between those who will be playing together.
Yet as we’ve seen in the past even with server choice at the monarch level, map voting and really everything else agreements mean nothing and people will play games with others.
To me this is a no brainer. Nothing is gained by unlocking IP and allowing people to move their spot in line except more money for SBS from those whose purpose is to play games. If someone genuinely wants more EP or an item they will buy it before hand and not simply wait till zero hour after DSS has begun.
Unless I missed something it seems all this will do is compound the technical issues we were already going to see, create more unneeded drama, and in general add to the general chaos that already exists surrounding DSS.
The preceding is my opinion alone and is not reflective of my duchy or kingdom