hengli wrote:MigrationFailure wrote:Hengli and Lilith staff;
I'm writing to inform you of a plan in place to create a super guild by player mag1C from server 33 and already has several hundred people committed to doing so.
Quote from mag1C
"Hello. We are pleased to announce that we have 10 servers who will join us in one house when the server merge will live on the***. There are 3 Skarn, 2 neferak, 2 Athaly, 1 Hyral and 1 Icarum who have agreed to merge into one house. As most of our allies are in Skarn we will be moving in Skarn. We have already created a SERVER MERGE house and will quickly level to accommodate all servers 17 to 33 merging to our house and who have agreed to this union. We will have equality and rotation of king and advisors in our kingdom to the best of our abilities and we have gathered the top 3 players and houses from each of the servers who have agreed to join us. More specifically the people joining us are 1 player over 4.2Million, 4 players over 1.2 Million, 16 players over 900K and approximately over 350 players under 800K. Could you please be so kind to inform all members to be ready for the server merge and to forward the following video which shows how to migrate to Skarn and join our power "
The merge is coming to resolve the dead realm and farmville aspect of AoC for a period of time. If this super guild is allowed to form on the merged server paired with the amount of energy potions that have been collected, the new server will be dominated by one Kingdom within days which will completely negate your efforts.
Please take the above information into consideration when deciding how mergers will occur.
Hi, I am not sure how we could stop this kind of action from players but I will talk with the team.
Hengil - this is potentially such a big problem to server merges that i am happy if they are delayed like a whole month to address it. There is no point in allowing the server merge to happen if players are all allowed to form one super kingdom and just play farmville - as much as i enjoy this game this would force me to quit.
My suggestions to resolve this issue:
1. Players are not allowed to pick their faction for the server merge. Instead the house leader picks two other houses to be allied with and they guarantee all members start on the same faction. Once you have the pool of all houses factions are decided by an algorithm, matching power ratings against each other.
2. For the first 2 months of a server merge no migrations are allowed. To be honest the feature is borderline broken as it is but i am not sure how best to fix it so this is a band aid solution.
3. All accounts under 100k power are shoved onto random new servers - these accounts are on the old servers so anything under 100k power is an alt farming account and shouldn't be allowed in the game.
Please please listen to these suggestions. I can wait for the merge as long as it is done right. These people who want a super kingdom... they are trying to ruin the game.