Aion Team Cyan Posted August 10, 2017 Aion Team Share Posted August 10, 2017 Server merges are scheduled for October 11, 2017. The current timeline for merges is as follows: September 27: Housing auction will be temporarily disabled. October 4: Character creation, Character Name Change, Legion Name Change, Character Server Transfers will be temporarily disabled. October 11: Merges are here. Brace yourself. October 25: Free character transfers resume for a limited period to resolve faction conflicts. Mid November: Character transfers will be disabled and accounts with faction conflicts will have their characters force transferred to the other server. Q: What will happen to my name? Unfortunately, all names will be reset. Originally, we anticipated the characters names to take after the server abbreviation, but that is no longer the case. All character will be assigned a temporary name, and all characters will receive a Name Change ticket so their names be can reacquired on a first-come, first-served basis. We will work to mitigate cases of identity theft, so please avoid taking names that you have not used previously and do not take a name from another active player. If you feel a name has been taken from you, support will be handling the requests. Character Name Change and Legion Name Change tickets will be temporarily unavailable starting on October 4. They will be made available sometime after the merges. Q: What will happen to my Abyss Rank? We understand that there are GP discrepancies between servers, but we will not be resetting GP. The top 100 ranked players from each server who will lose their rank after server merges will receive the following titles (and item) based on their ranks to use after the server merge.Q: What happens to my gear that is determined by my Abyss Rank? Archdaeva gear is not restricted by rank, but if you lose your rank and are still using Abyss gear level 65 and below, you will not be able to fully utilize that equipment set.Q: What will happen to my house, mansion, estate, and/or palace? The housing auction and bidding will close on September 27. Housing will be reset for all servers. For players who own a house, mansion, estate, and/or palace, you will receive the Kinah price you paid for your home along with three weeks of the maintenance fees. Please do not abuse this system. We will be monitoring this for inflated Kinah gains, and accounts attempting to exploit the system will face action. Housing auctions will be opened again in October.Q: What will happen to my Legion name? Similar to character names, it will be first-come first-served. Brigade Generals will receive a Legion Name Change Ticket to reclaim their Legion name. We will work with Brigade Generals to claim names that were taken. Please do not claim an active legion name that you have not used. We will have a policy on how we will support players on reacquiring their Legion names as we get closer to the merge date. Q: I have opposing faction characters on the servers that are getting merged. What will happen to them? Free server transfers are now available for players to transfer characters to avoid faction conflicts. You will be able to transfer from any server to Siel, Israphel, and Tiamat. Transfers to Beritra and Kahrun will not be available. We have temporarily removed the Kinah limitation and increase the GP cutoff to 500,000 so players can move over their higher level or main characters. The level 25 requirement will remain in place regardless. There is a limit each week on how many characters can queue for a transfer so please plan out in advance how you would like to arrange your characters, and most of all, we ask that you please avoid transferring characters unless it is absolutely necessary to avoid faction conflict. Character creation and character transfers will be temporarily disabled on October 4 in order to stabilize the character database prior to the merge. After the merges, players will faction conflicts will be able to continue playing their characters with the conflicts for server weeks. We will shortly resume free character transfers for faction conflicts for a limited time. These transfers will retain the unlimited Kinah, however the GP restriction will be lowered back down to the 7k. Once this transfer period has ended, the remaining active accounts with faction conflict will be force-transferred and the standard character transfer limitations will be implemented. If your characters are force-transferred, we will not be able to honor requests to transfer them, so please make sure you take advantage of the free transfer queues while they are available. Q: Why are you merging the servers? It is important for us to maintain the health of the game, and part of that means ensuring there are enough players on each server so content can be properly enjoyed by everyone.Q: What should I do now that I know server merges are coming? Server merges are a big deal and will result in potentially significant changes that may directly and indirectly affect you, but we encourage you to continue to play Aion as normally as possible and keep informed through official sources about what changes are coming. We will continue to add and update the FAQ when we have more information so you can feel comfortable making the best decisions for your characters and experience. Do understand that before merges and after merges there will be disruptions to server economy and ranks. As we move past the server merges, we expect the economy and ranks to stabilize. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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