Server Locations

  • Server Locations

    Sorry if this has been covered. I was watching a video, trying to decide whether or not to buy into the game and it mentioned the servers being German and east coast. Any word on this?
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  • Ill take the opportunity to explain the system.

    How it works right now:
    Each cluster is distributed randomly to either the European or US (east cost) server ;)

    How it should work
    • Dont forget it is one world like the EVE universe so no different shards
    • However we have already 3 different starting zones
    • In the future the starting zone and the adjacent territories will all be based on the same server (US, European...)
    • And than players can choose in which city they start and experience the best ping
    • However if we are talking about the yellow and red zones these clusters can be moved to different servers.
    • Random Example: One cluster is located on the EU server...
    • ... but since the last patch we noticed that actually 80% of the people in this cluster are from the US, we will move this cluster to the US server with the next patch.

    Right now it is only US east cost and European, in theory we are happy to add more locations but this is also a cost issue and therefore we have to see how many players there are from different regions. Right now we are far away from justifying an oceanic server (sorry guys).

    Kr,
    Stefan
  • Bercilak wrote:

    Ill take the opportunity to explain the system.

    How it works right now:
    Each cluster is distributed randomly to either the European or US (east cost) server ;)

    How it should work
    • Dont forget it is one world like the EVE universe so no different shards
    • However we have already 3 different starting zones
    • In the future the starting zone and the adjacent territories will all be based on the same server (US, European...)
    • And than players can choose in which city they start and experience the best ping
    • However if we are talking about the yellow and red zones these clusters can be moved to different servers.
    • Random Example: One cluster is located on the EU server...
    • ... but since the last patch we noticed that actually 80% of the people in this cluster are from the US, we will move this cluster to the US server with the next patch.

    Right now it is only US east cost and European, in theory we are happy to add more locations but this is also a cost issue and therefore we have to see how many players there are from different regions. Right now we are far away from justifying an oceanic server (sorry guys).

    Kr,
    Stefan


    That's fine, thanks for letting us know Bercilak, just keep in mind that WoW only just did this but lost a large majority of their Aussie players already.., similar story with Ultima Online it took petitions on Pacific server thousands in numbers, that caused the server to crash that finally got them to give in and create an Oceanic server.. surely between Korea, Taiwan, Australia, etc.. there would be reason for justification?

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  • Bercilak wrote:

    • Random Example: One cluster is located on the EU server...
    • ... but since the last patch we noticed that actually 80% of the people in this cluster are from the US, we will move this cluster to the US server with the next patch.

    if this will happen(which it most likely will at some point) it would be the best that you would notify people about this before that patch hits, like atleast 1 patch away/month(s). So the players can decide what to do, either by leaving/selling what they have made or staying put.
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  • toadzers wrote:

    Bercilak wrote:


    • Random Example: One cluster is located on the EU server...
    • ... but since the last patch we noticed that actually 80% of the people in this cluster are from the US, we will move this cluster to the US server with the next patch.

    if this will happen(which it most likely will at some point) it would be the best that you would notify people about this before that patch hits, like atleast 1 patch away/month(s). So the players can decide what to do, either by leaving/selling what they have made or staying put.


    Once we are close to implement this we will introduce all details here, but so far it is just a future plan.

    Kr,
    Stefan