15 Aug 2023 - New server launch!
What a year it has been! Combined with lots of triumphant fun filled successes and absolute fall to our face failures we have truly ridden the rollercoaster up, down & all around! I think we can plainly say the worst days are now behind us. In regards to server updates, testing and debugging efforts have improved tenfold to prevent any potential catastrophic errors from ever making it into live play. Does that mean bugs won’t happen? Course not, but it dramatically decreases the likelihood of any major headache such as what we experienced in our previous release. Additionally, balancing has been placed at the front of our focus and though many improvements have been made in this area already we realize there’s more to do in the way of spawns, equipment, and spell editing to further create the desired equilibrium & work continues until satisfaction is achieved! After we cross this bridge, it's full steam ahead on some desired awesome new creations and long overdue player suggestions! Just hang on a little longer, we're almost there!
Originally I came to you back in March and expressed our shared desire for a low rate permanent world. We tried, and initially things went pretty well but we all know the world didn’t end up quite as we planned due to some errors and problematic individuals. As a result, we’ve had to make some difficult decisions on how to recover. Our players suggested allowing transfers out of the world into the Sanctum server and ultimately resetting EU for another (much better) attempt at a permanent low rate SoE installation; we have heard your requests and intend to grant them. With the transfer capability completion within days anyone who wishes will be able leave Aedis and transfer to Sanctum for no cost provided they meet the necessary requirements. Players deciding not to transfer will instead receive compensation based off their server contributions and progress achieved; details of those reward tiers will follow this announcement in the next few days. We will allow at least a week (possibly longer) for players to make this decision and get transferred. Once this period concludes, Aedis will be shut down, reset, and be prepared for a new world launch to occur September 1, 2023 @ 14:00 EST
Additionally, the tournament world Fatalis is also coming to an end August 14. Players there will receive the same free transfer availability to Sanctum that is being given to Aedis. If you choose not to transfer and instead have the character reset, you will receive one or multiple of the following rewards: unique outfit, unique mount, decoration piece, other legacy item depending on the progress achieved / player contributions. This reward can either be activated on Sanctum or saved for the upcoming EU release, or used on a future tournament server; the choice is yours. At this time there is no planned date for the next tournament world. Our full attention will be going to preparing the best launch possible for Aedis!
Renewed promotion will begin in days and project advertisement will be rolling out to provide some much needed release hype! We won’t be sparing any expense utilizing our biggest marketing efforts ever with some upcoming supporter pack preorders that will provide some unique cosmetics and other interesting bonuses to help cover the cost of going big! Stay tuned into announcements this week for the rest of the details regarding transfers, rewards, supporter packs, and all upcoming improvements to SoE! Those that have stayed with us during this period we thank you greatly and apologize for any shortcomings on our part. We are still here with you, fighting to provide the best experience out there and remain your home for all things RPG! The light at the end of the tunnel is visible now, thank you for your patience now let’s get there together!