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bitmonster_matt  [developer] Dec 9, 2015 @ 1:58pm
OVERFLOW MERGE IN THE NEXT 48 HOURS!
We will be merging the overflow servers back into the permanent universes they live alongside in roughly 48 hours. What this means is anyone playing on US East Overflow 2 you will soon need to join US East to find your character.
THE MERGE HAS NOT HAPPENED YET, THIS IS JUST NOTICE!

Some common questions:
Will I lose my character?
No! Character data from the overflow servers is being moved over to the main (non overflow) server for each zone.

What will happen to my base?!
Anything in storage bins, harvesters, etc will be refunded via a refund chest when you first join your new server. This includes build costs for any and all buildings you had on the server you came from.

I have characters on more than one server in the merge! What will happen
The character with the most play time will be picked as your new character on the main server. Additionally we will keep backups of all the old data so if you'd rather a different character "wins" the merge we can set that up for you.

Last edited by bitmonster_matt; Dec 9, 2015 @ 2:03pm
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Whomst'd've Dec 9, 2015 @ 3:03pm 
Is us east down now?
ItsAll19 Dec 9, 2015 @ 3:04pm 
question
how does the refund chest work..?
will it be accessible from anywhere (part of inventory or something)?
I, as I'm sure most will have more than can be added to inventory and will have to spend some time getting new storage locations secured

~ thanks for the heads-up

4nytime Dec 9, 2015 @ 3:08pm 
Will the merge also happen for all EUR Overflow servers? Because you were mentioning US specifically..
bitmonster_matt  [developer] Dec 9, 2015 @ 3:30pm 
Originally posted by 4nytime:
Will the merge also happen for all EUR Overflow servers? Because you were mentioning US specifically..
All overflow servers will be merged to their respective main servers (EUR OVERFLOW will go to EUR)



Originally posted by ItsAll19:
question
how does the refund chest work..?
will it be accessible from anywhere (part of inventory or something)?
I, as I'm sure most will have more than can be added to inventory and will have to spend some time getting new storage locations secured

~ thanks for the heads-up
When you have a refund pending and you join the server a chest will be placed near you which only you can open and is invulnerable. This chest will contain your refunded items.
aee Dec 9, 2015 @ 4:07pm 
I can see players in PvP in the main servers waiting for people to log in, waiting for them to open their refund box, then killing them instantly for their refunded resources. Can there be an invulnerability period of one hour for each player after their first log in post merge? The period will of course, make them unable to harm other players as well.

This counts as unfair griefing for people in overflows being merged with main servers in PvP
Last edited by aee; Dec 9, 2015 @ 4:09pm
Spyder Dec 9, 2015 @ 4:48pm 
@aee, well I wasn't thinking about doing that, but NOW I am :D
Seriously tho, I'm picking these guys should be able to defend themselves pretty well. Rank, gear, abilities and mad skillz will be coming with them after all. If you're worried, maybe build a small secured base first, then empty the rest of the chest?

@Matt, Looking forward to having less posts about merges. Thanks for the heads-up.
aTan Dec 9, 2015 @ 4:52pm 
What about the bases on the moons and Low/Mid/High planets, what will happen to them? I was just thinking about moving my stash to one of the moons since they are shared between all region servers. Thanks!
aee Dec 9, 2015 @ 4:53pm 
@SpuderTheSir, It may be true that they will come with rank, gear, and skills. But you are already established in the world and probably have friends :P, show up in a group, and clean up. Sure some will get away, sure some will fight back. But for sure at least a couple of people will get their butt wrecked this way.
Mariosbar Dec 9, 2015 @ 5:13pm 
and as the server is called? or which enters?
FeiLing Dec 9, 2015 @ 6:41pm 
For people still wondering: Merge is going to happen ROUGHLY Friday close to midnight for Middle Europe and I guess 6-9 hours earlier for the US regions.

Will stuff on moons/other planets appear in refund chests on said moons/planets or also on the home planet?

I currently have a full inventory and two full lvl6 chests, along with quite some buildings on various planets. Do I have not have to worry in any way to lose anything or do I need to throw away enough so everything I have fits in one chest (aka: will there be a giant refund chest or several spawning (so it has endless space)?

edit) there's seriously no ingame notification after login about this at all?
Last edited by FeiLing; Dec 9, 2015 @ 7:10pm
Architect Dec 9, 2015 @ 8:25pm 
The only truly fair way to a merge like this would be to make everyone lose their buildings etc so no one already has established bases.
G.O.A.T. Dec 9, 2015 @ 8:41pm 
+1 ^^^
azerban Dec 9, 2015 @ 9:57pm 
Can I premptively request the character I've been playing most recently on the official PVP East be kept, instead of my overflow character?
BelowAverage Dec 9, 2015 @ 10:46pm 
Originally posted by Architect:
The only truly fair way to a merge like this would be to make everyone lose their buildings etc so no one already has established bases.

No, it wouldn't. Overflow servers were intended to be removed.
Nulling progress for players on the original servers would not be fair.
It's a nice thing that they save our character rank from overflows.
Although info about overflow server intention could've been more pronounced ;P
blastedlabs Dec 10, 2015 @ 2:53am 
This is a terrible time to do it, right before the weekend? If things ♥♥♥♥ up, people won't be able to play all weekend. Also, it really sucks that we're being pushed to servers where there's already massive invulnerable bases everywhere.
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