Server Merge!!!!!! or server mess?

Ansom

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Per iniziare, ecco la F.A.Q.:

FAQ

General

Q: What are the differences between a server merge and a server consolidation?

A: During a server merge, all characters will move from one server to another. During a server consolidation, all characters will move to a new server together.
Q: How will we be able to retain names if others have the same name?

A: In the event of duplicate character names during a server consolidation, priority will be given to the character who has logged in to the game within the past sixty (60) days. If multiple characters have logged in within the past sixty (60) days, then the character which was created first will retain their name. Other same-named characters will have an "X" (or several) added to their names automatically until their name is unique. Each player that is auto-renamed this way will get a rename potion to change their name
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Q: If my character’s name is taken or modified, will I be able to pick a new name?
A: Yes, every character that is automatically renamed will be granted a rename token to use at your convenience.

Q: Will there be any elimination of characters altogether based on level, cash reserves, etc.?
A: No, there will be no elimination of characters.

Q: Should we clear our mailboxes out before the consolidation happens?
A: Mail will get transferred over to the new servers.

Q: What about the names of my pet and mercenaries?
A: Pets and mercenaries who have names using non-English letters have been renamed to default pet and mercenary names. They will need to be renamed to names using letters from the English alphabet.

Q: Will we get free character transfers?
A: After this transition, this EU server will be the place where EU players have the best play experience. Since this server is local to our EU players, we’re not doing free transfers between US and EU servers. Most EU players will lag more or experience higher rates of ping if they choose to play on US servers.

Banks

Q: Should I take the things I have in the bank or shared bank out?
A: There is no need to take anything out of the bank or shared bank. They'll all be transferred completely.

Q: Will the shared bank stay behind, attached to its original server, like in previous server shutdowns or with other character transfers?
A: This server consolidation will not behave like a character transfer nor will it behave like a server closing. We have been working for more than a year to implement all of the underlying technology that will enable us to bring over all of the data, as well as smooth out the server consolidation process.

Housing and Player-Designed Dungeons

Q: I don’t see my home on the leaderboard! What do I do?
A: We’ll be unpublishing houses and clearing out leaderboards when naming character sets are incompatible with each other, such as when Barren Sky and Harla Dar merge into Splitpaw. You’ll need to publish your house again so other players can visit your home!

Q: Does housing stuff all have to be packed into the moving crate for each house? Will housing templates be saved? (How do you do that? I forget!)
A: We are not planning any loss of anything in these consolidations. It's always good to save your housing templates, however it will not be required. Tip: go to your house, open the house window, and hit save. It'll prompt you for a template name, enter one, and then click Okay.

Q: I have numerous dungeons that are used for storage for my decorating items. Will we need to move items from dungeons to a house prior to consolidation?
A: No need, they'll all get moved to the new server.

Q: I and several friends HAVE done character moves and had published houses disappear, dungeons go missing along with content, random house items go missing, and anything in the bank gone. How will this server consolidation be different?
A: As mentioned above this is a completely separate process and not tied into our current character transfer system. We are considering converting our current character transfer system to using this process once the server consolidations have completed.

Q: Will paid house rent transfer?
A: Yes.

Q: Will depots transfer?
A: Yes, personal as well as guild depots will transfer.

Q: Will player written books and housing trophies be safe in your house, or should we move them to our bags/bank/house vault?
A: They will be safe in the houses.

Q: Will housing trophies still have our house info and date obtained on them, or will they now be blank?
A: They will still have your house info and date obtained.

Q: Are objects in our moving crates safe?
A: Yes.

Q: What if we've used a house item expander? Will our expanded items be safe?
A: Yes.

Q: Is it safe to assume that the files in our saved house layouts within the EQII folders will be preserved?
A: Yes they'll still be there. Just remember to not delete them off your hard drive.

Q: Do we need to empty house vaults?
A: No.

Guilds

Q: What happens to items that I own, but I’ve placed in my Guild Hall?
A: Players should pick up soulbound (NoTrade) items from shared housing (such as Guild Halls) BEFORE the merge. This will prevent losing ownership of placed items during this merge.

Q: Should I be emptying my guild hall office so I don't lose the furniture I crafted and placed there?
A: No, all guilds and guild halls will be moved onto the same server. All housing will be moved as well.

Q: If our names change, how will the members of our guild know who we are? How will the guild still be together if everyone is renamed?
A: In the guild roster everyone will keep their notes, rank, and anything else tied to that character. If a character is renamed it will be automatically updated in the guild rosters. All characters that are auto-renamed will have the option to do a free name change. If the free name change is used it will automatically update the name in the guild roster as well.

Q: How will you handle guild names?
A: Guilds on these servers will be required to be renamed into names that work within the English alphabet. If a guild is spelled with letters that don’t work in the English alphabet, the guild will be given a temporary name of Roman numerals, and the guild will be given a free guild name change.
If two or more guilds have the same name at the time of the server consolidation, we will append "X" to conflicting guilds and both guilds will be offered a free guild name change. If there is no leader in your guild, you'll need to /petition to initiate a vote for a new leader.

Q: Will any guilds be deleted?
A: Guilds will not be deleted during server merges or consolidations.

ed ora le tempistiche:

We want to wrap this up this spring, and this is the time frame we’re currently working towards:
  • Russian servers (Barren Sky and Harla Dar) are scheduled to be merged with Splitpaw on Thursday, March 31, 2016.
  • By the end of April, we plan to consolidate Splitpaw, Storms, and Valor into a new server!
  • We’ll be merging Sebilis (our Japanese server) into Antonia Bayle. This is scheduled to happen after the EU server consolidation.
 

Ansom

Super Postatore
Quindi.. Dopo aver passato mesi, se non anni per trovare una soluzione per il multi linguaggio, i dev hanno trovato la soluzione. Tutto in inglese. In fondo stargate sg-1 insegna, tutti gli alieni della galassia parlano fluentemente inglese.

Per fine mese i due server russi verranno fusi con il nostro (splitpaw).

Per la fine di aprile Splitpaw, Storms (fr) e Valor (de) verranno fusi in un nuovo server (si spera con nuovo hardware).

E dopo tutto questo casino, il server di Sebilis (giapponese) andrà in Antonnia Bayle.
 

Ansom

Super Postatore
Molto bello il messaggio sui forum russi:

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 23:59 Moscow time Akella complete project handling “EverQuest II in Russian.” Accounts and characters from Russian servers will be moved to Daybreak Games servers. All game texts and user support will be provided in English.

The acquired stores keys from Gama-Gama and Igromagaz will not be activated after the March 30, 2016 11:59 pm MSK. Keys additions, extending the playing time codes 30, 90 or 180 days, as well as codes of game currency (DBCash) must be activated on your account before this date. Game add-ons, DBCash currency, and paid time gold membership will be saved and will remain available after the transition of the project to Daybreak Games.

Personal information of users will not be passed on to Akella Daybreak Games. Username and password of your account will remain the same. After the transfer, you will need to choose a payment method to make purchases at Daybreak Games.

In the Thursday, March 31, 2016, servers Barren Sky and Harla Dar will be eaten with Splitpaw server (UK), which involves the transfer of all the characters and guilds in the current European server. Estimated time of unavailability of servers will be increased, taking into account the time required for the transfer of all data. After the transfer is complete, users must be selected in the launcher version of the game “EU English”, to get access to their characters on the new server.

Players will be asked to choose a new name for their characters before entering the game world after the transfer. Guild leaders will have to choose a name for their guild. Character name or guild on this server should only consist of letters of the English alphabet (Latin).

For more information on the federated server, as well as information about the coming unification of European servers can be found in the FAQ (not yet available).

Many dream of migrating to the European server. What’s good?
Firstly, Splitpaw server is located in Amsterdam, in a data center with Russian servers that ensures the same quality connection.

The second feature is the ability to pay for a subscription gaming currency, buying special chips «Krono» (crowns) to the broker. On the other hand, there is the opportunity to officially and buy game currency for real money. Chrono purchased by users who want to get in-game currency, on the DGC website. The cost of Chrono 17.99 (a little more expensive than the cost of the gold membership). In this game you can put the badge on the broker or exchange \ transfer \ give any other player.

Third, this is a unique opportunity to interact and communicate with a large European community friendly! Players from different countries will be happy to know the power of the great and mighty language, learn the key expressions and diversify their adventures. The language barrier is not an obstacle! In addition, all of you know the keywords, such as “wtf, invite, pull, incoming, lfg, afk” and others.

About sad and not very
Unfortunately, no matter how we have insisted in the negotiations on this option, but keep the localization it is not possible for technical reasons. The game engine does not allow to load various localization, and most of the text is stored on the server and is transmitted at the time of the game, which makes it impossible to adapt the client part to save the translation.

We launched EverQuest II «in Russian» September 7, 2006. It has been almost 10 years. The project lived and developed all the time. We grew up with him, becoming wiser, recruited invaluable life experience moving forward. A lot has changed during that time – something worse, something better. Change is always multifaceted and inevitable – both in life and in the virtual world. We have come a long way. Someone has been with us from the start, someone started its journey recently. Some people close to us during this time had to leave not only of Norrath, but also the real world, where there are no respawns. We were never forget. Thank you all.

Hopefully, EverQuest II has brought into your life, in bulk, only positive emotions and experiences. Many of us have got friends in the game, someone met his soul mate, someone, probably, even I managed to start a family and become a mom or dad. Norrath – is not just dead pixels, and the living world, filled with our emotions, impressions and feelings. For many of Norrath has become a second home, with its comfort and warmth. This is a unique place, where every one of you has played a significant role. For this you will also great thanks.

abyssal gag
I have been with you from the beginning, I remember the launch of the beta, epic battle dragons to wipe and then open servers. Like many of you, I was in various guilds, hung on zoning for 20-30 minutes late for work after the raids, Farm, Kraft, defeated dragons, performed hundreds of epic (and not) assignments, the second lived a full life. During this time I was lucky enough to work with interesting people over the best, and certainly unique, MMORPG in the world. I hope that we do not see each other again on the expanse of Norrath!

I would be happy to answer questions – ask in this thread or via PM.

PS: We also carry out the sale, which was reported separately in this topic.
 

Ansom

Super Postatore
AGGIORNAMENTO (questa volta positivo)

Con il primo merge (splitpaw vs. russia), oltre ad unire i due database uniranno anche i server. Ed i server russi sono di gran lunga più performanti dei nostri..
 

Ansom

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AGGIORNAMENTO (un'altro positivo!)

Ho chiesto dei chiarimenti sul forum per la domanda:

  • Q: What happens to items that I own, but I’ve placed in my Guild Hall?
  • A: Players should pick up soulbound (NoTrade) items from shared housing (such as Guild Halls) BEFORE the merge. This will prevent losing ownership of placed items during this merge.

La risposta:

You will not LOSE the item, it is just that the item will no longer be owned by that person. So it will still be in your guildhall, but anyone who has access will be able to take it rather than it being limited to only you.

Quindi... al massimo và a buttane il "notrade", non avendo padroni gli item possono essere presi da chiunque. Quindi.. Non ci cambierà nulla. :D
 

Ansom

Super Postatore
Un merge è necessario, la popolazione è in calo ed il numero di player non è sufficiente per mantenere "vivo" un server (almeno per i 3 server europei).

Il problema è sorto da come hanno trattato i player. I russi erano gestiti da un'altra ditta (russa), giocavano su due server in lingua russa, con l'alfabeto russo (che non è latino..), su server relativamente prestanti e veloci (i nostri sono obsoleti, molte gilde raid sono costrette ad annullare i raid causa server-lag), e pagavano circa 70% in meno (il tutto era rapportato alla vita russa) abbonamento e espansioni. Ho trovato la risposta di un dev a questa domanda veramente... odiosa, per non dire altro.

RadarX ha scritto:
Glad you posted this because it felt weird responding to your tweet 3 days late. Exchange rates are pretty simple to look at (at least for me anyway) but a little harder to keep sustained. Absolutely no argument it's cheaper to live there but a monthly subscription (an annual would have even more value) is probably in the realm of 2 full price movie tickets. A few competing products I looked at are somewhere in the realm of 900 Rubles which is absolutely a hike but not completely out of left field.

These decisions are never easy to make and we do have to make some tough (and unpopular) calls at times. What I believe it comes down to is folks who are passionate about EQ2 and spend the time to get that value will very likely continue to subscribe. Those more casual may not but can still do quite a bit for free.


Ora si ritrovano in un server con: un'altra lingua, differente alfabeto, lentissimo e pagano oltre il doppio.

Discorso diverso per i server francesi e tedeschi, più o meno l'alfabeto è lo stesso.. e sono gestiti dalla dbg. Il problema rimane la lingua.


I dev hanno chiarito che non è possibile avere eq2 in multilingua contemporaneamente. Quindi sarà tutto in inglese.
 
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