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PostSubject: From the Herald   Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:37 am

Folks,

Well, itís less than an hour till the full launch of the game and Iíve got three very good bits of news to share with you.

(1) First, letís start with a change to our Code of Conduct. After reviewing the CoC, weíve decided that it is not necessary to have you click through it every time you enter the game. However, you will need to continue to scroll through the EUALA for the foreseeable future. While we are making it easier to do that it will remain as it is. Iím truly sorry that it is necessary but for now, due to legal reasons, it will still need to be scrolled through and accepted when you enter the game.

(2) On a much lighter and even more important note, as you know one of main priorities for our engineering team over the last few weeks has been to reduce the number of crashes to desktop (CTDs) that are experienced by a small percentage of our players. We applied a client patch yesterday and over the last 24 hours, the aggregate number of CTDs per play hour has decreased by 50%. We are applying another patch that we hope will take the numbers down even further but for now, even with the 50% reduction, the number of CTDs is now at its lowest ever.

(3) Finally, we have some even better news for a large number of our players. Since we launched the Head Start program, we have told people that after launch we would allow them to move characters from a high population server to a low population server free of charge.


Tomorrow morning, we will begin a process to essentially clone (who says you canít mix sci-fi and fantasy) all character, Auction House and guild information of several of our high population servers to brand new servers. Players and guilds can choose which server (old, new or both!) they wish to play on. Nobodyís characters will be deleted and because they are being copied to clean servers, everyone gets to keep their names and their guild names. As far as we know nobody has done this before in the MMORPG industry and we are proud to be the first to offer this to our players.

So, it is up to you, whether you are just an individual player or guild to stay on the existing server or to move to the new server. Here are the servers that are being moved and the names of their clones:

Phoenix Throne => White Tower

Skull Throne => Tower of Doom

Volkmar => Magnus

Badlands => Mordheim

Dark Crag => Eerie Downs

Once again we have shown our commitment to make WAR the best MMORPG on the market both through our commitment to game development and customer service.

Mark
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PostSubject: Re: From the Herald   Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:42 am

Greetings!

As mentioned by Mark in this post:

http://herald.warhammeronline.com/warherald/NewsArticle.war?id=292

We will be cloning 5 servers in order to improve player experiencing on servers with high populations.

The five selected servers will be brought down for maintenance and a copy will be made of the current existing data, including characters, items, guilds, the auction house, and more. These copies will be loaded onto brand new servers.

Once the copies are made the two servers are entirely separate, if you choose to play on the new server any achievements earned there will not carry over to the previous server and vice versa. You will always be able to return to your character on either server at any time.

Below are the servers being cloned and the names of the new ones they are being copied to, these servers will maintain the same ruleset as their parent:


Phoenix Throne (RP) => White Tower (RP)

Skull Throne (Core) => Tower of Doom (Core)

Volkmar (Core) => Magnus (Core)

Badlands (Core) => Mordheim (Core)

Dark Crag (RvR) => Eerie Downs (RvR)


The cloning process will require several hours of downtime, Phoenix Throne will be cloned first, our anticipated downtime is approximately 7AM EDT this morning. We will then begin cloning the other servers once Phoenix Throne and White tower have been brought back online.

A new herald post will be created for both of these maintenance windows. Thank you and as always watch the Herald for important news and information!
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PostSubject: Re: From the Herald   Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:45 am

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