I Think I’m A Clone NowSeptember 18, 2008
With several high population servers out there coming out of the head start, Mythic wants to alleviate some of the strain and make room for newbies coming in today. It’s unique solution is to clone the entire contents of one server to another, making a mirror duplicate that they’ll hope players and entire guilds move to:
We will be cloning 5 servers in order to improve player experiencing on servers with high populations.
The five selected servers will be brought down for maintenance and a copy will be made of the current existing data, including characters, items, guilds, the auction house, and more. These copies will be loaded onto brand new servers.
Once the copies are made the two servers are entirely separate, if you choose to play on the new server any achievements earned there will not carry over to the previous server and vice versa. You will always be able to return to your character on either server at any time.
My Order server, Phoenix Throne, is one of the five servers cloned, and as of right now, Syp and my guild exists in identical states in two locations. Frankly, it’s kind of a creepy thought. Obviously, nobody’s going to now play both characters and manage both identical guilds, so it’s either “stay or leave”. Most people will stay, I think, unless they are fearful of possible queues or have suffered from long queue times.
But it makes for interesting morning discussion, that’s for sure.