For about a year, players of ArcheAge have been discussing the fact that it might be time for Trion to look at server mergers. Now, Trion has announced that that is exactly what will be happening. According to the announcement, the developer took some time deciding to consolidate the servers due to the fact that it would require players who own property to give it up.

This isn’t a case where players on one server would simply transferring into an existing one. Instead, the servers being merged will be moved onto a new server. So everyone involved would have to give up their land. Trion is calling it “Server Evolution”. The logic behind this is that if players who gave up their property on one server were moved to another where players already had claimed land, it would put them at a significant disadvantage.

There will be twelve servers affected by this “Server Evolution” — six NA servers and six Europe. The plans are as follows:

North America

  • Ollo, Tahyang, and Salphira will be evolved into CONVICTION.
  • Morpheus, Nazar, and Hanure will be evolved into THUNDERWING.

Europe

  • Kyprosa, Dahuta, and Rangora will be evolved into TEMPEST.
  • Leviathan, Anthalon, and Sirothe will be evolved into RETRIBUTION.

Players who don’t want to participate in the server merge will be given the option of performing a one-time, free transfer to one of the servers on their region. Information on how to do this is available on the merger announcement page.

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  1. Joseph on July 30, 2017

    Let. It. Die.

  2. deers2 on July 29, 2017

    another cash grab ? just like the last new servers and server merges scam always bring in more $$ from the fools still playing or wanting to try a “fresh start “

  3. PithyOrange on July 29, 2017

    Don’t forget they’re also adding more servers soon. Ultimately it will only be a reduction of 2 servers in total and of course server populations won’t be increased by much if it all, because the trend of fresh-start servers is exodus en mass from legacy servers, which is even more likely after the frustration of the merge.

    • Kevin Flemming on July 29, 2017

      Sounds like they have literally no idea what they are doing. Utterly useless lol. So glad I stopped playing after wasting money on Patron status in the early days (granted, I did enjoy it up until the open-PvP areas), to find out it was turned into a sodding 30-day thing when I returned a year or so later. Which had ran out by the time I came back.
      Good times.
      Good times.
      And people wonder why I’m so distrusting of games of late. Hardly surprising, really.

  4. drago on July 29, 2017

    Could have been a great game 🙁 but Trion killed it..

    • Kevin Flemming on July 29, 2017

      Yup. Won’t be long until those other servers are merged lol.

  5. Same ol on July 29, 2017

    Death throws, as we have all seen many, many, times before.

  6. MMO Guest on July 29, 2017

    What is this Drama from the community?

    • Kevin Flemming on July 29, 2017

      Drama? Not quite. More of an observation on games and their practices.

  7. Kevin Flemming on July 28, 2017

    Another MMORPG merging servers. Surely they must realise that they have killed their games, majority of people have left and this is the only way to make the server seem populated?
    Silly companies.

    • TheLegend27 on July 31, 2017

      Pretty standard for these type of games, sadly. Probably to milk as much cash out of it as they can before it ends up completely dry lol.

      • Kevin Flemming on July 31, 2017

        It’s an almost browser game-like mentality. Something you would not really expect from a client-based MMORPG. Or at least something that shouldn’t happen, given the nature of the games.
        Honestly, gaming is really losing it’s grip on reality lately.

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