Merge Discussion

  • Hi all,


    As posted here, we'll be having our merges in the next few weeks.


    This thread is for our community to discuss anything related to the merges.



    Common Questions Answers
    Not all targets are showing up! What do I do?
    It might happen that the desired target doesn't show immediately for you to select. In this case, if you want we can help to move the account but for that we will need some steps:

    - Select one of the available targets that you have and transfer the account there.
    - Do not interact with the "bridge" universe (read: stay in vacation mode and do not do anything). - Send us a support ticket with which bridge universe you used and your desired target.
    - Shoot a staff member a PM with your ticket number so we can try and get you merged as quickly as possible.

    These steps are needed for you to have the free relocations since a manual merge of the account won't grant any relocations or perks.
    I merged my account and it's showing as banned!
    This is normal and is done to ensure the merge is done correctly. The original account will be banned and deleted after 7 days or when the universe closes (whichever comes first) and the new account will be unbanned after a few hours at most.

    Please only send in a ticket about this if your account is still banned after the time shown on your lobby.
    Is it possible to merge to another community with this merge? No, it is not possible. The targets presented are the targets available.
    Are we blocking the creation of new accounts in target universes? No, the only account creation which will be blocked is in the exodus universes.
    Is it possible to merge from one target universe to another target universe? No, it is not possible. The only way to merge out of a target universe is via the Graveyard.
    Does the top 20 rule apply to this merge? No. This is a forced merge so any target may be selected regardless of a player's rank.
    Will my planets be in the same spot in the target as they were in the exodus universe? Gameforge will make every effort to place your planets where they were in your exodus universe, however, it might not be possible. In cases where it is not possible, there will be a free relocation provided (one per repositioned planet) which can be used at a later date.
    If I do not choose a target universe, what will happen with my account? Will it go to the Graveyard? Your account will be merged to a random target universe, but please see the answer in this -->post<--.
    Will players with accounts in target universes get free planet relocations? No. Only players leaving exodus universes are eligible for free planet relocations.
    Why was my universe chosen as a target or exodus? There are a lot of considerations Gameforge takes into account when coming up with a merge plan. Unfortunately, it is not possible to make every player happy with a forced merge and given the uniqueness of each universe it is difficult to find a suitable target universe for every exodus universe. Exodus universes were selected due to various criteria which only Gameforge knows, however, many have so few active players that moving to a more active universe will hopefully increase player enjoyment.

    In this case, every war fleet speed was a consideration and every war fleet speed is represented in the target choices. The rest of the universe statistics are fairly similar among the targets. The universes which were selected as targets already have the space necessary to accept a lot of players, a requirement many universes did not have.

    Are there any plans to implement an attack ban before/during/after the merges? The only time an attack ban will be implemented is if something goes wrong. At this time, there are no plans to implement any attack bans.
    What should I do if I can only merge my account to a universe where I already have an account? Unfortunately, it is not possible to merge the two accounts into one and it is not allowed to play more than one account per universe. In this case you must place one of the accounts into v-mode and leave it in v-mode permanently. You are allowed to log into the account once every 30 days to prevent it from deleting. This will allow you to find a new owner for the account which can be exchanged using the Gameforge lobby account gifting tokens.
    Will it be possible to alter the target server settings once the merges are completed? Once all the dust of the merges settles, server polls should be available for server setting changes which includes the ability to change a particular fleet speed setting such as the peaceful fleet speed setting. These polls will follow the standard server change poll process.
    What are the settings of the target universes? See the spoiler below for a full breakdown of the universe settings. Please note that these settings may be changed at a later date if required.
    If I transfer my account to a target universe while the login event is ongoing, will my tritium transfer over? No. Any tritium obtained won't carry over to the target universe and you'll lose all progress with the login event prior to that point, meaning that you'll start from tier 1 again.
    As an alliance founder having to re-create my alliance in the target universe, do I have to wait out the 14 day cooldown before I can set the alliance class for free? No. Please create a support ticket with this information:
    - Alliance name
    - Alliance tag
    - Class the alliance had in the exodus universe
    We will then check the alliance in the exodus universe and assign the alliance class for you.

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  • Would there be any possibility of merging an account from the UK server to the US server, or elsewhere, or is the only way to do that is going via the graveyard?

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  • Would there be any possibility of merging an account from the UK server to the US server, or elsewhere, or is the only way to do that is going via the graveyard?

    No.

    only those universes in your domain listed as target will be available

    You will have to use GY to go another domain following the GY merge rules.


    Is it possible to merge from one Target universe to another Target universe? :youcrazy:

    No

    Exodus to targets only


    Are we blocking the creation of new accounts in target unis?

    No

    Confirmed with Piink, they tried this in a previous merge and it caused too many issues.



    There is in every one of us, even those who seem to be most moderate, a type of desire that is terrible, wild, and lawless.”

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  • A happy surprise that Dorado survived another round of mergers...would have been nice to be a target, but hey; at least we're still here and don't have to quit the game :).


    Not surprised by the targets though it is kind of unfortunate for those players that left Sweden and Norway recently for .org Rosalind, Tucana, Quasar, and Sombrero as they have to move again.

  • A happy surprise that Dorado survived another round of mergers...would have been nice to be a target, but hey; at least we're still here and don't have to quit the game :).


    Not surprised by the targets though it is kind of unfortunate for those players that left Sweden and Norway recently for .org Rosalind, Tucana, Quasar, and Sombrero as they have to move again.

    The choice for Dorado I feel was a happy median, works out best for all parties



    There is in every one of us, even those who seem to be most moderate, a type of desire that is terrible, wild, and lawless.”

    .:stick:.




  • Just as I quit lol

    You should not let the muppet fade away

    No matter what happens in the game regardless.


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  • A happy surprise that Dorado survived another round of mergers...would have been nice to be a target, but hey; at least we're still here and don't have to quit the game :).


    Not surprised by the targets though it is kind of unfortunate for those players that left Sweden and Norway recently for .org Rosalind, Tucana, Quasar, and Sombrero as they have to move again.

    The choice for Dorado I feel was a happy median, works out best for all parties

    I feel Dorado should have the option to be a target uni because if you have an account in un1 you basically have no other option to play and you will have to delete the account or not play it again...

  • are these forced merges? If so, can you choose the target universe?

    Yes and yes

    if your account is in one of the exodus unis you will have a choice of the specified target unis



    There is in every one of us, even those who seem to be most moderate, a type of desire that is terrible, wild, and lawless.”

    .:stick:.




  • How does it work with the planets and coordinates I have? Will I end up with having all planets within the same system? Will there be relocation tokens?


    What about planet size and temperature? Some of my mines and tailored to the position in system and/or temperature. Will I need to worry about those being out of sync?

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  • How does it work with the planets and coordinates I have? Will I end up with having all planets within the same system? Will there be relocation tokens?


    What about planet size and temperature? Some of my mines and tailored to the position in system and/or temperature. Will I need to worry about those being out of sync?

    If your planet slot is taken in the target universe you get a free relocation for each one

    A wise man once said "it's only pixels on a screen"

  • If your planet slot is taken in the target universe you get a free relocation for each one

    That's some good news :)


    What about galaxy and system? Singular random Galaxy:System and all my planets will be there? Will it basically defeat the purpose of having jump gates? Or will my planets be randomly scattered all over the universe (hehe), only the slots might be preserved? If that's the case, aren't there (generally) enough systems to guarantee your original slot?

    Returning to the game after being gone for several years.


    Everything is new, so the count must start again.

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    HoF: 12

    Advanced HoF: 3

    RIP Kills: 10

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    Historical Ranking:

    Electra Top 150; Vega Top 200; Supernova Top 200; Belinda Top 100


    Ancient IGNs:

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    Moonshine328

    superninjaboi

  • That's some good news :)


    What about galaxy and system? Singular random Galaxy:System and all my planets will be there? Will it basically defeat the purpose of having jump gates? Or will my planets be randomly scattered all over the universe (hehe), only the slots might be preserved? If that's the case, aren't there (generally) enough systems to guarantee your original slot?

    by slot, I assume Sage meant your full Co-ords.

  • That's some good news :)


    What about galaxy and system? Singular random Galaxy:System and all my planets will be there? Will it basically defeat the purpose of having jump gates? Or will my planets be randomly scattered all over the universe (hehe), only the slots might be preserved? If that's the case, aren't there (generally) enough systems to guarantee your original slot?

    by slot, I assume Sage meant your full Co-ords.

    Sage confirmation please? :)

    Returning to the game after being gone for several years.


    Everything is new, so the count must start again.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------

    HoF: 12

    Advanced HoF: 3

    RIP Kills: 10

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Historical Ranking:

    Electra Top 150; Vega Top 200; Supernova Top 200; Belinda Top 100


    Ancient IGNs:

    DisIsDaPlayer328

    Moonshine328

    superninjaboi