Vulak`Aerr to Fippy Darkpaw Server Merge - October 18, 2017

Discussion in 'News and Announcements' started by Roxxlyy, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. Roxxlyy Community Relations

    On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, characters on the Vulak`Aerr server will be merged onto Fippy Darkpaw.
    In order to make the transition as smooth as possible, we have provided a short list of changes you can expect as well as a brief list of answers to some of the questions you may have. If we receive additional questions about the merging process, the sections below will be updated accordingly.

    Server Merge Standards:
    Naming Conflicts
    • If two characters have the same name as a result of the server merge, the player that has logged in within the 60 days before the merge will retain the original character name. If there are still conflicts, the character with the higher number of minutes played will retain the original character name.
    Guild Transfers
    • Guilds and guild halls will remain intact after the merge.
    Real Estate
    • Real estate will merge completely onto the new server.
    • Neighborhood names may change in the event of duplicate names.
    Banks
    • All items in banks will be transferred completely.
    • Overflow items will appear within the new overflow interface after the merge.
    • Items in shared banks will also appear in the overflow interface.

    Frequently Asked Questions:
    • Will there be free character transfers off of Vulak`Aerr before the merge?
    No free transfers will be made available for characters on Vulak at this time.
    • Since these are both Timelocked Progression Servers, what expansion content will be available after the merge?
    Since Vulak is being merged onto Fippy, all content that has previously unlocked on Fippy Darkpaw will remain available. The Fippy Darkpaw server is currently contains content up to The Darkened Sea.
    • What will the server be named after the merge?
    The server will retain the name Fippy Darkpaw.
    • What happens to my character name if someone else has the same name as me and gets to keep it?
    If you have to change names due to a conflict, you will be granted one free rename for your character. You will not have to buy a name change potion.

    • If I only have 8 character slots available on my account, but after the merge I now have 12 characters on the server, what happens? How is it determined which characters I can access?
    You will be able to play characters up to the total available character slots on the account. Characters are selected to fill the slots starting with the most recently logged in characters first. Characters created after the start of Free to Play (March 16, 2012) are limited to the number of slots available due to membership level and purchased slots, while created before Free to Play are always available.

    Please note that a majority of questions asked over the weekend will most likely not be answered until early next week.
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  2. Brohg Augur

    Put both populations on Vox imo
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  3. Gyurika Godofwar Augur

    Can we expect more server merges and why not do them all at the same time if so like in the past?
  4. Yinla Augur

    Now can you merge AB & Vox?
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  5. Numiko Augur

    will be the first time they merged two servers and no one noticed. :p
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  6. Mizar Lorekeeper

    +1

    if (merge(AB,random_working_server())
    {
    I_buy_expansion(++EoK,account_01);
    I_buy_expansion(++EoK,I_resub(account_02));
    I_buy_expansion(++EoK,I_resub(account_03));
    I_buy_expansion(++EoK,I_resub(account_04));
    }
    else
    I_buy_expansion(NULL,I_dont_resub(account_01));
  7. Jumbur Augur

    Well, they are working on a fix for AB, so a merger might not be relevant for AB much longer...
  8. Ootax Augur

    Great they are doing this even though it's about 5 or so years to late. Now they need to merge a couple other servers since they've shown they can do this again.
  9. Xanadas Augur

    Are they still staying pay to play?
  10. Brovaar Lorekeeper

    What happens to my characters if their combined total exceeds the limits of available slots? Example, 8 Vulak toons + 8 Fippy Toons = 16 total; available slots = 13.

    I don't want to lose my toons since I bought market place items for them. You going to somehow allow me access to them all?
  11. snailish Augur

    Last time I ran into this (some time ago so may be completely different now) all the characters were there and I could only actually see the 13 alphabetically. IIRC I freemoved 2 retired to Zek and deleted a low-level mule to make room.
  12. Fortunbas Lorekeeper

    Yup Totally Agree Mizar, if we cant raid then what's the use of buying expansion.
    Its like Turkeys voting for Christmas. I wont do it.
  13. Roxxlyy Community Relations


    It is possible that we will merge more servers in the future, but this is currently the only merge we have planned at this time.
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  14. Roxxlyy Community Relations


    You will be able to play characters up to the total available character slots on the account. Characters are selected to fill the slots starting with the most recently logged in characters first. Characters created after the start of Free to Play (March 16, 2012) are limited to the number of slots available due to membership level and purchased slots, while created before Free to Play are always available.
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  15. Mobos New Member

    dont forget to indent the lines between the curley brackets =p
  16. jeskola Augur

    this is a sort of beta test for server merging. They are implementing a lot of new mechanics in this merge that have not been done in prior merges. If things go somewhat smooth, you can bet there will be more merges. If the server(s) take a big ****, we will be back to square 1, i.e. no merges for the foreseeable future.
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  17. jeskola Augur

    no, its an abomination!

    [IMG]
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  18. Brovaar Lorekeeper

    So basically I will not be able to access all of my toons even though everyone, everyone of them has market based items that were purchased for them because you have no plans to offer transfers to another server? I can understand not allowing Vulak toons to transfer to another TLP, but at least any of the live servers should be an option. You could even limit it to only overflow characters.

    The risk of purchasing market based items now becomes too high for low-pop or med-pop servers since I may log in another day with news of other potential server merges. It would be good to at least give us some options rather than just limiting our toons to whatever number of character slots we have available after the merge.

    Edit: You could also allow purchased items on those the overflow toons to go into claim so that they can be claimed by another toon. If DBG has no respect for items purchased on the market place than I guess I will have to adopt that same perspective as well by limiting or forgoing future purchases.
  19. Qbert Augur

    WTB more information on this little gem.
  20. Roxxlyy Community Relations

    You'll be able to access the new item overflow window by using the EQ Button, then going to Inventory, and finally clicking Item Overflow.

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    Any character on an account will be able to see see all of the items in the item overflow for the server the character is on. Items may be locked to a particular character - in those cases, only that character may retrieve the item. If an item is not locked to a particular character then any character on that account on that server will be able to retrieve that item.

    With server merges, any items in an account's shared bank will be put in the account's item overflow on the destination server.
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