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DOFUS Server merge

By [Ankama]DOFUS - ADMIN - September 28, 2022, 16:00:00
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We've recently completed a multi-year comprehensive study, and the time has come: we're merging the DOFUS servers.

DOFUS just celebrated its 18th birthday, and our classic server numbers have been stable over the years, with spikes during the holiday season and during special events, all of which are to be expected. Its current population consists of a loyal fanbase large enough to evolve for many years to come. Other games haven't been as fortunate.

Server merges are a natural and healthy part of any MMORPG's life cycle. As a game ages, it needs to combine servers and ensure that players connect in stable, living worlds. What's vital is that it's done with an eye toward the communities of those servers, bringing together enough players on each server to guarantee an optimal game experience.

From the cradle of your DOFUS adventure to the pride of wearing your guild's colors, to the economy that surrounds you, to the glory days of your triumphs, a server with a balanced population offers many more possibilities. DOFUS reaches its full potential when you are part of an active community. Even though opportunities for interaction with players from other servers/communities have been developed over the years, many aspects of the experience are played out on the server

The topic of merging servers is not new. We currently have 16 "classic" DOFUS servers, and we continue to prepare for the arrival of the UNITY version to resolve as many obstacles as possible. The issue of uneven server populations is one of them, generating population imbalances, slow economies, etc.

By merging the servers, we are achieving our main goal of having servers with a similar volume of activity to Ilyzaelle. We have set a number of rules and objectives around this merger, namely:

  • Strongly revitalize the economy of all servers;
  • Reduce the population imbalance between servers, and by extension their competitiveness;
  • Bring a real solution to some servers like Jahash or Crocabulia;
  • Bring the international community together on a single server;
  • Put an end to certain inequalities between servers (new events on certain servers, blocked renowned rewards, etc...);
  • To have a category of "single account" and "multi-account" servers without any specificity for all servers, except for the epic server Shadow.


The first server merge will take place on October 11, and we start with a big challenge!
We're merging four servers that were once nineteen: Echo, Crocabulia, Atcham and Rubilax will be merged into a single international server. On this new international server, community channels will be added to allow players to communicate more effectively with each other, just as they do already on Ilyzaelle, Jahash or even Echo.


Therefore, our communications will focus initially on our international players of these four servers. We will accompany them for this first step. Only then, when everything is done, and everything is running smoothly, will we move to the French community's server mergers.

Other server mergers will follow. This process will occur in stages during the weekly scheduled server maintenance, until all servers are merged into the new ones. 

Following this first merge, please note that it will take two weeks for us to ensure that the process has been completed correctly, without any major incident. This is a minimum time frame, so it can be extended if necessary. In any case, we will keep you informed of our progress.

We would like to draw your attention to the complexity of such a server merger project. This operation is technically complex due to the astronomical volume of data (19 servers, that's a lot of years and shared adventures...) That's why we chose not to share with you our provisional schedule right away, depending on the results after each merger operation. We will be sure to come back to you for the next steps!

As the project progresses, we will publish information before each server merger. We invite you to stay tuned to the different announcements as we progress in this project.


As for what you need to do before the merge, we will do the heavy lifting:  our teams will take care of transferring mounts, houses, paddocks, alliances, guilds, inventories, characters, and banks for everyone. All you need to do is to keep in mind of a few things:

  • All of your items and resources up for sale in the markets and in merchant mode will be transferred to your bank, and sale fees will be refunded.
  • All alliance prisms will be removed during the merge. Any nuggets stored on these prisms will be destroyed during the merge. Make sure you have collected all of yours before the maintenance begins on October 11!
  • Perceptors will be deleted during the merge. Their contents will be transferred to their owner's bank.
  • As a precaution, we recommend that you do not delete any characters during the week before the merge.
  • All server transfers will be deactivated on Sunday, October 2 at 11:59 p.m. CEST. If you want to make sure you're with your friends from another World of Twelve on the same server, now is the time to join them, as the service will remain deactivated until all merges have taken place.


Remember that the purpose of the merges is to increase the active population of the servers, so you may encounter queues during the first few days.

Until more details are shared, we invite you to read our devblog post on how a server merge works and a detailed FAQ article to answer any questions you may have!

 

First Ankama intervention

Replying to Personaaaa

Hello! It is impossible to transfer a character to a different community's server, simply because the account on which you have a character will be of that community. So if you have a character on a French server, that means your account is of the French community and cannot access the international servers. I hope this answers your question!

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The last English server finally beats the dust. R.I.P ECHO

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Goodbye dear Echo. You will be missed. However it might be nice being on a larger multi-account server. Though I also fear that now resources will be limited when it comes to gathering. However, as an American player, I guess I do tend to play in the middle of the night so it might not be too bad. It was a fun experience playing on the recent Temporis.

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For those of us with characters across different communities, will it be possible in the future to transfer from the french servers to this new international server?

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Hello! It is impossible to transfer a character to a different community's server, simply because the account on which you have a character will be of that community. So if you have a character on a French server, that means your account is of the French community and cannot access the international servers. I hope this answers your question!

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Hello,

Echo is not merging with French servers.

Echo is the server for the English, German, Italian, and Dutch communities. We are, collectively, the International Community.
We have never been an exclusive English server, not even before the initial merger. The antiquated English-only rule was eliminated long ago and will never return.

The new server will continue to follow this model, and will be the server for the communities mentioned above plus Spanish and Portuguese. So, they join the INT umbrella.

We already have a substantial amount of speakers of many languages on Echo, including French-speakers from France, Canada, Morocco, and other countries. This will not change, either.

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I'm not sure to what extent the Spanish population speak English, but this will be interesting to say the least. As it stands, Echo is officially an "International" server. But no less than 99% of communications in public channels take place in English.

Look forward to joining up with our new amigos, Echo is desperately in need of more activity. But I'm also curious to see how it pans out language-wise when there will be such a distinct split in language. But hey, lots of people learned French through Dofus... guess it's time to learn Spanish.

jajajajaja.

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it will be fun! I can bet people will find a way to communicate xD

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I believe that with the server's fusion the English language will continue to be the main form of communication. I'm brazilian and, as Portuguese is a less spoken language, I always turn to English, way easier xD

So don't worry guys! it will be great to have a busy server again! New people, new players, new friends! <3

Curious to find out the new server's name @[email protected]

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Fun fact, my favorite scientist said that english is likely to be the dominant language thousands of years from now.

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ily is international and 100% of trade and recruitment chat is in french,i think you sirs had too much copium

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leave it to the french people to join a international server and make it french server smile) doesn't matter that the official international language is english, no. Community chats? Useless. Everybody speaks french in public chats. I find that completely disrespectful towards the international community

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When will we know the new name of the server ? I'm excited for the merge, it'll be nice to meet new people !

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this is awesome, ive been playing on mono-account for awhile though but all my exclusive gear is on multi-account servers, it would be cool if we could transfer items not directly associated with stats ie cosmetics, to mono servers.

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Maybe only if they became untradable. I am not sure though of the implications. 

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Hello Hello can anyone answer this simple Question: If the guilds have the same name who keeps the name? The older guild? Or does it just say the server name on the side?

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Hello,

Per the FAQ:

  • The guild with the oldest creation date gets to keep the name.
  • The other guilds will be given a tag at the end of their name, indicating their original server. They will be able to change their names free of charge using a potion given to the leaders (linked to the character for life).
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Hi, can someone tell us what are the Dofus prices on your server? Especially Vulbis, Ivory, Ochre, Crimson? Echo has:  52/35/48/5

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[Fiora]|2022-09-29 22:22:28
Hello,

Per the FAQ:
  • The guild with the oldest creation date gets to keep the name.
  • The other guilds will be given a tag at the end of their name, indicating their original server. They will be able to change their names free of charge using a potion given to the leaders (linked to the character for life).

Thanks a lot Fiora!
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That’s great for me I’m Colombian but I live in USA, and would love to play with people from other countries

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So you cant transfer in our out the new INT server after the merger is over? Jeez.. feels like Ankama doesn't want anything to do with us fifthly non-french peasants

I didn't really feel like people are leaving this game but merging 19 servers into 1 over 5 years is pretty telling.

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Game is growing imo and too many servers is causing lag issues. I didn't have lag issues during my 1st 4 months on this game (I started 6 months ago) but the past 2 months with temporis and the divine tingy events the lag has been insane. See way more players around compared to when I 1st joined.

 

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What would make this perfect is adding one french server into our international server so it could be like ily server, and open transferring to the remaining servers

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Hello! It is not in our plans to merge French servers with international ones at the moment. I will pass on your feedback to the game team regarding this.

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Someone got the chests from the twich live stream on the last tempo? cuz i've been watching them all day and can see them as a collected reward but didnt got them in the game yet...

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Hey, are you referring to Twitch Drops? Here's a guide on that: https://www.dofus.com/en/forum/2-general-discussion/339599-tutorial-twitch-drops

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good evening when merging the server today can not log and I do not see any of my characters on the account

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Hi, i wonder if it is one of the many bugs after the merge, but 4 of my accounts can't have access to tal kasha, it say's restricted comunity, even tho each one of them have more than 1 character level 200 well equipped, all subscribed, so what i've to do to get them all back? can u fix this bug?

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If I have 1 character in Crocabulia and 5 characters in Echo, what happens to the 5 character limit in Tal´Kasha? Or is it not possible to have more than 5 characters summed up already?

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