Server Merge 2016

First, thank you all for the feedback on the server merge on the forums. I also visited each of the three servers to talk with the players on them to get their feelings about the merge directly. . It was great to hear everyones opinions for and against the idea, but it was good to hear that it mostly aligned with the feedback already received from our internal feedback and the Player Council.

While we know this will not appease all the players, we are going forward with the decision to merge Highwatch, Lake of Tears, and Valley of Titans into a new server, which will be a new PVP65 server. This means that it will be a PvP server, but it will be purely PvE until you reach level 65. We will also allow free transfers from this new server to Ascension Valley after the merge takes place. Exact times and dates of the merge and the transfer window will be provided mid-August, but I can say that we are targeting an early September window for all of this. We hope by offering this free transfer window afterwards, you can see how the server feels to you, and at least give it a chance before transferring. We believe that the merger of these three servers will create one that is healthy and with a population even greater than any other server, even with this transfer window.

As far as name conflicts go, we are still following the process I outlined last week of doing a name wipe, and then any conflict will be automatically decided by which name had the longest playing time. All other details will be provided in the next week or two.

In the meantime, we will need to decide the new server’s name! Personally, I like Savage Reach, but Fey Forest has also been proposed by some players. I’ve collected available names to choose from, so please vote here! https://goo.gl/forms/XyHPaJMKDa3FAuWt1

-Treeshark
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  • GinjitsuGinjitsu ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2016
    Savage Reach >.>? There's already a Tempest Reach :\

    What about Colossal Ruins ;P?
  • Finally, I am happy to see this!
  • So I noticed that the poll was changed. If I vote again will it count?
  • LamychanLamychan
    edited August 2016
    IFinally!!!!! i'll come back and play (maybe) also if i have 12 characters in the server all the characters will be transfered/merged into the new server?
    Also... Lamy will be back 7u7
  • Madoif wrote: »
    So I noticed that the poll was changed. If I vote again will it count?

    I don't know? Spacecats informed me that given Thrallhold's literal meaning, it was not a wise choice to have up there. Not sure what google will let you do though.
  • metagamemetagame ✭✭✭✭
    r.i.p thrallhold 2016-2016
  • I think you're underestimating how many HW people really don't want to merge and become a 65 PVP server. The population will go down, to probably current HW levels, entirely possibly defeating the point of a merge.
  • I think you're underestimating how many HW people really don't want to merge and become a 65 PVP server. The population will go down, to probably current HW levels, entirely possibly defeating the point of a merge.

    AV will likely be booming then
    Good solid blend of players
    There's alot of skilled players on AV but not too many casuals.
    Add in the casuals of HW and have good supply of both.
  • Ginjitsu wrote: »
    Savage Reach >.>? There's already a Tempest Reach :\

    What about Colossal Ruins ;P?

    Okay damn I didn't catch that the first time around but that's a good burn :proud:
  • I know details will come out soon but will there be a limit on how many characters that can be transferred? @Treeshark
  • I think you're underestimating how many HW people really don't want to merge and become a 65 PVP server. The population will go down, to probably current HW levels, entirely possibly defeating the point of a merge.
    Then move to AV? :-1:

    LT and VT will be more than happy regardless.
  • rexoerexoe ✭✭✭
    why not isle of dawn
  • edited August 2016
    @Treeshark So how do we transfer our character slots and bank slots to AV. We're not going to be forced to buy these again right?
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