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Hi there, Norrathians,
We’ve been planning to merge the EQII Live servers for a long while now, and most of you have been asking for it to happen for just as long. As part of our ongoing effort to utilize community feedback and deliver the best gameplay experience possible, I am happy to announce that we will begin merging several servers this fall. Bigger population density on a server is just simply more fun for everyone involved, so it’s time to get it done.
Therefore, beginning on November 16th, we’re going to start merging servers together. It’s going to take a while (many weeks) to get all the merges completed, but we’ll start the process on that date. (We will move slowly so we can double-check and troubleshoot between each pair of merges instead of just doing them all at once.) We hope this will bring a more enjoyable experience for players across Norrath.
All told, 16 servers will be affected.
- Nektulos merges into Guk
- Najena merges into Unrest
- Befallen merges into Oasis
- Blackburrow merges into Everfrost
- Mistmoore merges into Permafrost
- Kithicor merges into Butcherblock
- Runnyeye merges into Splitpaw (UK)
- Innovation merges into Valor (DE)
We’ll pre-announce each merger before it occurs and keep you updated on the status of the merges as they progress.
11 servers will remain unaffected because they are already populated enough or because of contractual obligations that prevent such merges at this time.
- Antonia Bayle
- Lucan D’Lere
- Harla Dar (RU)
- The Nexus (RU)
- Barren Sky (RU)
- Sebilis (JP)
- Storms (FR)
- Vox (Live Gamer)
- The Bazaar (Live Gamer)
There are more details on these merges at this link.
~ Dave “Smokejumper” Georgeson
Thoughts? Personally, I’ve been waiting for server merges for a while. I think it’s a little odd that they’re not offering players transfers, as even EQ offered them with their recent merges, but to each their own. Perhaps that is a way to entice players to spend some cash to move their characters via station marketplace.