Please post any questions you have here, and we will do our best to tell you, or find the answers to your questions. Currently the contracts and logistics are still being ironed out, but progress is expected to be quick and hopefully have a minimum of Dragonicaless time.
Q: What is available for transfer?
A: Currently the Account name, PW, Email, Character names, stats, gear, game currency etc all will be packaged up and made available for "Binding" to a WarpPortal account once the closure is complete.
Q: What won't transfer over?
A: This is very important, NO GAME Subscriptions, Ice Coins or account (billing) data will transfer over. We get the game side stuff, but any parts that are payments to THQ*ICE will NOT TRANSFER. To maximize your benefit buy up all the Cash Shop items you can, because those will transfer, but any Ice Coins or dollar values will disappear and not be available on the WarpPortal.
Q: What about the Dragonica Game Cards that are offered in many places?
A: Don't buy them anymore, as soon as THQ*ICE closes Dragonica they will not have anywhere to be redeemed. We are not able to accept them as a payment option due to no contract with the Card Provider. If you have such a Card redeem it on THQ*ICE website and either ask for a refund or buy the Cash Shop Items.
Q: How do I streamline the process for myself in the Transfer?
A: You may make a WarpPortal account now by registering, of course you can play any of our other games as well, and wait for the Transfer time to happen. THQ*ICE is using an OPT OUT system to determine what game data to provide us. So if you do not want them to Transfer your data to us then you need to fill out the OPT OUT FORM. Of course we hope you do want to join us, in which case do nothing and the data will be available on our end when the apointed time comes.
Q: How do I register for WarpPortal, and bind game accounts?
- Click on the registration button,
- - use a secure email address as your WarpPortal ID and Contact email.
- - Chose a Nick Name, which will be unique across WarpPortal, and used as your Forum ID
- - Verify the email address by clicking on the link in the Verification message you get.
- -You can then make new game accounts by logging in on the WarpPortal.com website, and choosing the "Game Accounts" option, "Create New Game Account".
- - If you have existing game accounts from pre-warpportal for RO, ROSE, or Requiem you can choose ot "Add Existing Game Account" You will do this for your Dragonica Game account, you will need to have access to the Dragonica registration email and game password to bind.
Q: What version will Dragonica be when it is relaunched?
A: Currently we know THQ*ICE Dragonica was on a 1.5 version that had the 3rd classes. We will be relaunching with alot of updates, that likely will either include 4th classes at launch or shortly therafter. Also new game content will be available. Specifics are still being sorted out, but our intention is to catch us up as near as we can to the other Dragonica versions.
Updated A: We will be launching with the Paris Strikes Back update, there are 4 major parts to this update and right now we are working with Barunson's to figure out what parts we will have for the official live launch, there will be part of if not all of it for the live launch and part of PSB for our testing phases it seems right now. (09/09/2010 Updated)
Updated A: The release of the commercial service will include the following parts of the Paris Strikes Back update
- Kundara Dungeon
- Temple of Water
- Van Cliff Dungeon
- Big Wheel Feature
- Level Cap Extended to 70
- Introduction of the 4th Classes
Q: Will there be a server merge?
A: Yes, more information is available in the Merger Sticky Thread
Q: Dragonica NA (North America) wasn't getting updates before, how will it be any different?
A: Well we have been contacting Barunson (The development company behind Dragonica) and have worked out plans to keep us updated, interesting and more player involved. We know games without updates can grow stale, we don't want that and we want you to find your home here and play with you and friends, we will do all possible to make that happen! There were various problems before with the NA version that we can't really discuss, but we do intend to not repeat the problems.
Q: Any changes to the Cash Shop?
A: Yes, we will not use Ice Coins as the Cash Shop currency, it will be something new we will make, which you acquire by Converting WP Energy (Purchased by your WarpPortal ID) into the Dragonica Cash Shop points for your Dragonica game account. Again we cannot honor the currency that THQ*ICE used, but we will honor the items that were purchased.
We will likely be adjusting the prices of many items in the Cash Shop, and we also will have a different value rate between your $ to Cash Shop points than you are used to. The ratio is planned to be better and more accessible for you players.
Q: The data that is being transferred over is going to be from when, so I can expect my character to be in a certain state.
A: Right now we do not know precisely the closing date or the Database image we will be getting (Sans the opted out accounts). It could be from after closure, or at some point before. We really don't want problems with players having an "End of the World party" only to find that they are missing the stuff they destroyed during that "party", please keep your game characters/items in a state that you would be happy to start playing with the next day. We may not have any ability to undo damage done by the user during the closing days of THQ*ICE Dragonica.
Q: What is the planned timeline (minus the closure date)?
A: Please keep in mind this is tentative as it will be changed based on how quickly we get the data, and how quickly we can get it merged.
- Assume Closure date is day [X]
- we hope to have the data merged by [X] +7
- New WarpPortal Dragonica Servers opened and testing with the merged data [X] +14
- Game re-launched and everyone able to bind the Dragonica accounts, register new Dragonica accounts and play! [X] +28days.
We are planning to have you playing in September, but things can slow that down depending upon times to get Data and fixes.
Updated A: The time line that Heimdallr posted was originally our plans that were not totally confirmed with Barunson, but we were able to get some more details out and right now we are looking at 2-3 week from the 9th for us to open a testing phase, if our internal testing goes well, which we plan on it going well. Then our testing phases will probably span over at least a 2 week period. We should have a firmer time line to share with everyone around the 16th + or - a few days. (Updated 9/9/2010)
Update B: Internal testing is currently ongoing along with localization efforts, current tests of 4th classes as well as the My House system are coming along well(more details coming soon) . With new information and a brand new client slated for the early part of next week, we are hopeful to begin the OBT soon. Come the week of Sept. 27th, we will have more detailed information regarding the new client and when testing will begin. (Updated 9/20/2010)
More questions will be answered as they come up.
*Update: The time frame for transfers has expired since this was posted. Transfers of this kind are no longer possible.