Doh!! Server Merge!
Quarion tells us of VERY important news.
Important Announcement Regarding Server PopulationWe have some very important news for our
players regarding Dungeons and Dragons online: Stormreach (DDO).
Dungeons & Dragons® has always been about having a good time
party of your friends. With DDO, we bring that experience to life
online for the first time, and appreciate all the time you, the
players, spend inside Stormreach fulfilling the promise of D&D®.
Over the last few months we have seen an increase in the number of
players asking us to make it easier to find groups. Since grouping is
such a core part of the DDO experience we looked at a variety of ways
to make the grouping process easier for players of all levels. Various
options were considered, but the best way to make a change that
improves the situation for everyone is to concentrate active players on
a smaller number of servers.
To this end we have developed a plan to merge the games servers which
will greatly improve player experience across the board while also
improving the performance of the game by upgrading to a stronger
infrastructure on the back end.
We want to thank you for all of your patience as we implement these
changes to the game.
New Server Details
We'll be combining the source servers on the left into the destination
servers on the right.
- Mabar becomes Argonnessen
- Fernia becomes Ghallanda
- Lhazaar becomes Ghallanda
- Aerenal becomes Sarlona
- Adar becomes Sarlona
- Aundair becomes Khyber
- Riedra becomes Khyber
- Xoriat becomes Thelanis
- Tharashk becomes Thelanis
Before we get started with the complete server merge, we are planning
to run a public preview on Risia. on Wednesday, July 25th, we will be
bringing Risia up with the Mabar/Argonnessen server merge and we'd love
it if you'd hop onto Risia and help us confirm everything is operating
as expected. Any
players that have created a character on Mabar or Argonnessen before
July 23rd are invited to participate in the merge preview.
Once we have completed the merge preview and evaluated the results we
expect to begin merging the main servers starting the following week.
The process of merging the servers will be divided into two downtimes.
Khyber, Aundair, Riedra, Thelanis, Xoriat, and Tharashk will be
offline on Thursday, August 2nd, between 2am and 7pm EDT. Around 7pm,
Khyber and Thelanis will come back online and contain all of the merged
characters and data from their respective servers.
on Monday, August 6th, Fernia, Ghallanda, Argonnessen, Lhazaar, Adar,
Sarlona, Aerenal, and Mabar will be offline from 2am until
approximately 7pm EDT. At about 7pm, Argonnessen, Ghallanda and Sarlona
will come back online and will contain all of the merged characters and
data from their respective servers.
When all service resumes on August 6th, the DDO servers will be:
Argonnessen, Ghallanda, Sarlona, Khyber, and Thelanis.
On August 13th, all servers will be offline from approximately 7am
until 1pm EDT, for server maintenance and optimization after the merge.
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