Greetings all Adventurers, great and small!
Over the past year, we've seen a lot of discussion among players about the need for server consolidation. The number of players in each server is critical to the dynamic world of ArcheAge, and that’s why the team has monitored it so closely. In short, after our analysis and your feedback we agree with you: It's time for some of the servers to combine numbers to ensure the best play experience for all.
We know some of you have questions as to why we may have waited so long for this moment, and the answer is simple. Server consolidations, or Evolutions, in ArcheAge require players to give up their land. For some of you this isn't much of a problem -- you've packed light and you're ready to cross blades with a new opponent. For others, the land you own has defined you and your play for years. Your land could be anything from a small farmhouse to a multi-region nation. Your land means a lot to you, and to be asked to give it up is not easy. This is why we've waited for as long as we could, and made sure to encourage players to make use of the server transfer system if they were looking for a higher population server with a new challenge.
But the time has come, and an Evolution is now the best way forward for the game as a whole. Some of you will be excited to hear this, others will be nervous, and we understand that. Today's announcement comes with a comprehensive look at how this year's Evolution will take place, and outline the options you have. The team is working hard to benefit all players of ArcheAge with this move, and we’re certain you’re going to notice many improvements over last year’s Evolution process. We’ll also make sure we leave our communication channels open with you so we can answer your questions and address your concerns in the coming months.
Please read through the following FAQ, and watch for further information on forums, in livestreams and social media as we move closer to Server Evolutions this September.
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