@muker Dude, this is an off topic thread asking what people are planning to get on Steam this summer.
I don't know how or why you came you misinterpret the thread that much.
You are talking about switching between several instances of the game in the same area?
Yes, I am.
The only argument I can think of for sharding or channels at the moment in this game is areas that spawn high amounts of rare materials that usually becomes overcrowded from people trying to collect resources. I hope the environment is spaced out enough that this doesn't become an issue, especially since respawn times for natural resources in this game seemed to be half an hour during the alpha.
I was wondering if the developers were planning to implement channels in this game and if so, how many channels do they plan to implement?
It does have an impact on PvP especially if people can just run and change channels to hide from conflicts.
It's always been a fun and niche idea but the likelihood of it being realized here, at least at launch is zero.
Shield runs were fun in Dark Souls though.