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Dear GMs and Community :-)
People will have many questions about the upcoming merge. So I was thinking, if we can have this thread address the common questions, it will cut down on the "will this happen or that happen" threads. Eventually having the most up to date Q&A before the merger. This will address the basic questions newer players will have about the upcoming merger. If I made any errors on the questions so far, feel free to correct me so the OP has all the correct information. Questions will be organized by topic;
[mod]Oda: I'll be adding to this , thank you for the OP.[/mod]
Q: Will there be a maintenance next tuesday?
A: No, it will be postponed until Wednesday, where all the merge work will be taking place.
Q: Will I lose my zeny?
A: No, you will not lose your zeny.
Q: Will I lose any characters?
A: Characters in the training grounds will not be carried over.
Q: Will I lose mail?
A: Yes, the mail will be deleted. So any important mail should be picked up before the merger.
Q: Will I lose any of my items?
A: No, you will not lose any of your items.
Q: What of storage?
Updated! A: Have confirmed with our testing that there will be two temporary storages added which will correspond with yggdrassil and valkyrie storages. These storages will eventually be going away, thought it will be some months down the line.
Q: Will I lose the items that were in my cart?
A: No, your cart items should be safe and sound once you re-rent your cart after the merger.
Q: Will I lose my party?
A: Yes, parties will be broken
Q: Will I lose my marriage and my adoption?
A: No, family connections will be preserved across the merge
Q: Friends list?
Updated! A: Because of the large numbers of name changes that will be happening, your friends lists will not survive the transition.
Q: What about character names?
Updated! A: If your name is the same as one of the servers being merged over, there will be a _YG, _VA, _YM added to your name. You will see at the character select screen that there will be a blue bar on the right side of the character portrait asking you to right click on it. When you right click, it will bring up a prompt to enter a new name. No fuss, no muss. The first one to log in and change gets the name, though as we've said if you can prove that someone sniped your name we can investigate.
Q: If I am an Alchemist class, will I lose my homunculus?
Updated! A: Homunculi will not be changed, tested. Your pal should be ready for you to call after the merger. You should still make sure that they are put away before the merge, same with pets.
Q: Will blacksmith/alchemist/TKM rankings get reset?
Updated! A: These will be reset for the merger.
Q: Will the 27 char slots be permanent?
A: These will be permanent, though you will not be able to create new characters in those slots.
Q: Will our quests be reset?
A: Quests, including turn ins, access quests and timers will carry over.
Q: Will free name changes be offered? Or will we have to pay for name changes?
A: Free Name changes will be offered via an ingame mechanic should you have a name conflict. There will also be a new Kafra name change and character slot change tickets available after the merge.This page gives some details on what you will see when you get to character select.
Q: Will my guild be broken?
Updated! A: Guilds will not be broken, but if the guild leader gets tagged for a needing a name change (the name exists on the other servers) it would break the guild leader skills and you would have to write in to have it fixed. Once guild members change their names, upon the next maintenance the guild roster should be properly updated.
Q: Will our guild lose our castle?
A: Yes, WoE castles will revert to no ownership.
Q: What about Guild name conflicts?
Updated! A: The higher level guild keeps the name, with the lower level guilds with the same name getting a _1 and a _2 after their names.
Q: What will be our new WoE Times?
A: We will be deciding these within the week.
WoE 2 will take place on Saturdays, from 4-6pm.
WoE 1 will take place on Wednesdays 3-5pm PST. It will not be taking place on the 26th due to the holiday.
Q: Will WoE 1.0 god items stats change?
A: The items will retain their current stats, what will change is the tradability.
Q: What happened to my WoE 1.0 god items and when do I get them back?
Updated! A: WoE 1 God Items were removed during the merger process, and will be returned in the account bound box within the week to the character that it is named for.
Questions still needing an answer:
- Will Mercenary loyalty points be lost?
Hopefully Oda will clarifiy soon!
Edited by Oda, 21 December 2012 - 10:15 AM.