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Server Merge

    • Server Merge

      The last few months have been exciting for Revelation Online and its community. We’ve added new features and continue to polish the game, we’re constantly looking to ensure a high-quality gameplay experience for our community. Recent upgrades to our servers and upcoming localizations of the game will be making population merges are necessary and a very positive event for the community. Merges will take place on June 14th!



      Increased server capacity

      We have made huge improvements into our server infrastructure to ensure stability and capacity. Our servers can now efficiently host many more players than they originally could. A large and well-populated server has the highest benefits for the community: It allows for more opportunities for old and new players to have more competitors in PvP content be that in Battlegrounds, Clan Wars, Guild Tournaments and even open-world PvP. Players who enjoy PvE content such as raids and dungeons will be able to find groups much more easily for larger and harder content such as the 20-man instances.



      Preparation for localized servers

      With the upcoming localization into French and German we are wanting to make sure our current EN servers are well populated before the FR and DE servers are added to the roster. For the launch of new language servers, it is common that a lot of new players will want to join the new French and German servers and that some current players will want to start fresh new characters in the server of their preferred language.

      Once players who have previously been playing on the EN servers migrate to the FR and DE servers the population will go down, this is something we strive to avoid and allow our community to get the best experience by keeping the population high.

      If we did not merge the servers and we launched the FR and DE servers players would find that they may struggle to find groups for content quickly - this is something we are avoiding by choosing to merge and keeping the population high.



      With this in mind, we aim to bring server populations together. These servers will be merged into the following:
      • EU: Corral will be merged into Moonsea.
      • EU: Eventide will be merged into Tidewater.
      • NA: Muroc will be merged into Darkfall.
      • NA: Tusenwood will be merged into Snowpine.
      In addition to the merge, we will be releasing a new server in the NA region for new players named Divine Overlook. This server will allow new and old players alike to start a fresh new journey into Nuanor by having a clean slate when it comes to economy, seal-breaks to tackle, along with everything else Revelation Online has to offer. We are currently not planning to create a new EU server due to the preparation of the upcoming FR and DE servers. This will be looking into once these servers have been released.



      FAQ

      Why was the decision to merge the servers made?
      Opening new and merging old servers is a common practice in MMO games when a server’s population isn’t high enough to complete server-wide activities. It creates an additional incentive for the players, because they find themselves in a fresh game environment, where they can meet new friends and worthy opponents. We will continue to monitor the servers’ population and regularly merge them, as well as open new ones, keeping the players entertained.

      What is a server merge?
      Server merge is a process of transferring all the characters from one server to another. During the merge the characters from server servername1 will be transferred to server servername2.

      What steps should the players take in preparation for the merge?
      There aren’t any. All servers will go down for maintenance, after which servers Corral, Eventide, Muroc and Tusenwood will be removed from the list of available servers, and all the characters from that server will be transferred to their respective server which was previously mentioned within this article.

      What will happen to Moonsea, Tidewater, Darkfall and Snowpine?
      They will experience an influx of players. This may affect players’ rating, and also characters’ names, in cases where they will coincide with characters’ names from their previous server.

      Will I keep all my characters from their original server?
      You will get to keep all of your characters and they will be moved over with transfer which takes place during the server merge. This will include your character's level, experience, all other attributes, as well as all of their items and funds within their inventory.
      Will I keep the items I have on the auction during the merge and the items and money I have in my mail?
      Yes. All the mail will be transferred over, and all of the items that are currently on auction at the time of the merge will automatically be moved over to the auction on the merged server.

      Will my Friends, Enemies, Journeyman Alliances, significant others be transferred?
      Yes, all of the information from within the friends system will be transferred.

      Will my guild, its progress and its membership be transferred?
      Yes. All of the information within the guild system will be transferred.

      Will rankings and guild rankings be reset?
      Yes. Rankings and guild rankings will be reset.

      Will guild alliances be transferred?
      Yes. Guild alliances will be transferred.

      Will conquered Territories for the week be transferred?
      No. After the merge and until the next clan war battle all the territories will belong to no one.

      Will Guild Tournament be reset?
      Yes. The Guild Tournament will be reset.

      What will happen to the Chronicle after the merge?
      After the merge the server will use the main servers Chronicle and all of the characters transferred to the server will be able to play in accordance to that server’s progress as well. Progress will stack between servers. If Moonsea for example had 50 people on the Cultivation Seal, and Corral had 20, this will give a total of 70 on Moonsea once the merge takes
      place.

      Will I keep my achievements?
      Yes, all of your achievements will be saved.

      What will happen in cases where the character’s name coincide?
      In cases where two character names from different servers have the same name, the character of higher level and experience will keep their name and the other character will be prompted to choose a new name upon first log-in. In cases where characters are of the same level, the character with more accumulated experience will get to keep their name, and if character have the same experience accumulated the person from the server which is being merged into the main server will be required to change their name.
      Example: Person 1 from Moonsea has ‘Mute’ chosen as a name, Person 2 from Corral has the same name, with the same level and experience accumulated. The person from Corral will be requested to change their name as their server is being merged into Moonsea.

      My character isn't in the Web inventory?
      Avatars that need to be renamed will not appear in the dropdown on the website when trying to transfer items. In such case, the user needs to connect at least once with the avatar in game and he will be prompted to pick a new name. Once that is done, the avatar should appear on the website within 5 to 10 minutes.

    • u_11494234 wrote:

      Question:
      What are you guys going to do with character names?

      You cant have two people running around with the same name
      What will happen in cases where the character’s name coincide?
      In cases where two character names from different servers have the same name, the character of higher level and experience will keep their name and the other character will be prompted to choose a new name upon first log-in. In cases where characters are of the same level, the character with more accumulated experience will get to keep their name, and if character have the same experience accumulated the person from the server which is being merged into the main server will be required to change their name.
      Example: Person 1 from Moonsea has ‘Mute’ chosen as a name, Person 2 from Corral has the same name, with the same level and experience accumulated. The person from Corral will be requested to change their name as their server is being merged into Moonsea.
    • Kaeden wrote:

      u_11494234 wrote:

      Question:
      What are you guys going to do with character names?

      You cant have two people running around with the same name
      What will happen in cases where the character’s name coincide?In cases where two character names from different servers have the same name, the character of higher level and experience will keep their name and the other character will be prompted to choose a new name upon first log-in. In cases where characters are of the same level, the character with more accumulated experience will get to keep their name, and if character have the same experience accumulated the person from the server which is being merged into the main server will be required to change their name.
      Example: Person 1 from Moonsea has ‘Mute’ chosen as a name, Person 2 from Corral has the same name, with the same level and experience accumulated. The person from Corral will be requested to change their name as their server is being merged into Moonsea.
      @Kaeden
      Wont that kinda botch things for those who had their names "reserved" from founder packs?

      Also basing off of exp is a bad idea in general even, due to players spending exp on things like guild cultivation and arcane arts and their characters may have a lower exp % than those who have not spent any of their exp.

      Example:
      Player A had the name Mute reserved, for Early Access and made a character on Darkfall.
      Player B waited 30 days until the name Mute opened up to be used on Muroc.
      Player B has more EXP, therefore gets to keep the name Mute, while Player A who had paid and reserved said name, now has to make a new name.

      Doesn't seem very fair...And personally, I am appalled by it as I paid to reserve my name, and now I have a chance at losing it...since I didn't reserve it on ever server.
      The better thing would be: Go by Character Creation date, then if people are tied use a 2nd factor.

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    • Kaeden wrote:

      u_11494234 wrote:

      Question:
      What are you guys going to do with character names?

      You cant have two people running around with the same name
      What will happen in cases where the character’s name coincide?In cases where two character names from different servers have the same name, the character of higher level and experience will keep their name and the other character will be prompted to choose a new name upon first log-in. In cases where characters are of the same level, the character with more accumulated experience will get to keep their name, and if character have the same experience accumulated the person from the server which is being merged into the main server will be required to change their name.
      Example: Person 1 from Moonsea has ‘Mute’ chosen as a name, Person 2 from Corral has the same name, with the same level and experience accumulated. The person from Corral will be requested to change their name as their server is being merged into Moonsea.
      I do not agree with this change. For example if player in Moonsea has character lets say Jeff and he is level 59 , player Jeff has some real life issues and can not play the game then another guy who comes from Coral Jeff is level 60+ takes the poor mans name away.

      This here is not fair for the player. Even more so what about the if Jeff in Moonsea was reserving the name ?

      I don't want to sound all negative, but I think it would be fair , if the server into where the merge is happening will keep the names. And server what will be merging will have name change vouchers if name is taken.

      For example Jeff from Coral name will be turned Jeff1 or something like this and they also get name change voucher.

      Don't get me wrong I have myself 6 characters with different classes in Moonsea. I play 2 of them mainly and I also have 3rd one I'm leveling up. I have got some of the names from the 5 min after the game launched with the reason I will be using my desired name and classes for this game in the future. Game is out couple of months and for me it is still early to decide, what class will be my main. I'm one of those players who pick their names very carefully by thinking ahead.

      I would understand if the player has character name so called sitting on the account many months and account is inactive lets say 3 months, then name could be taken off, but if the account is active it is not fair.

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