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  • [INFO] Roadmap, Players Site and Server Merges!

    http://forums.station.sony.com/ps2/i...21-2013.96675/

    As Mattherson is the most populated East Coast Server I do not believe we will be moved around. I'll keep you all up to date as I find more.

    Ninja edit found a better post with more info than the first.

    US East:
    Mattherson and SolTech -> Mattherson
    http://forums.station.sony.com/ps2/i...-merges.96517/
    Hey all –

    We’ve had a busy couple weeks here on the Planetside 2 team, and I wanted to talk about three things in particular that we've been working on.

    First up: Roadmap Update. It’s been about a month since we've released the Roadmap website and so far it has been incredibly helpful for us on the team to see your ideas and suggestions on upcoming features. So, huge “Thank you!” to everyone who has participated in discussion of our upcoming features on Roadmap, and if you haven’t yet, please do check it out. We’ve already changed priority and direction on several features based on feedback and suggestions from the Roadmap site. In some cases feedback has caused us to reevaluate a feature and/or changed the scope of required work which will cause features to be moved forward or backwards in the schedule to match their new estimated delivery, so, you can expect to see a reshuffling of features on there soon. As we realign the features we’ll be going through each, giving more details where possible, and including the reasons for them moving in the schedule so that everyone understands how their favorite upcoming feature is coming along.

    Speaking of shuffling, right now the Roadmap lists most tasks on the month they’re being worked on internally, which makes sense for our internal project management, but not as much sense when thinking about it as a “release date”. So, we will be shifting the months that tasks are listed in forward based on the fact that we generally patch at the tail end of the month, due to this, updates marked for “May” would show up in late May or, if delayed, early June, which many of you have let us know is a bit confusing. For game updates we are working off a 2-week cadence, so you can expect to see two major updates each month, and minor updates and bug fixes in between when and if necessary.

    At the end of the day, the goal of the Roadmap is to give the an accurate view of what will actually be getting delivered month-by-month. It will never be 100% accurate 100% of the time, but we’re working on a plan to ensure it is kept up-to-date with our best estimates of when features will be released.

    Next: Players Site: http://players.planetside2.com. We’re really excited to finally release the beta version of the Planetside 2 Players site! The website has a ton of really kickass character-focused features including: comprehensive character and progression stats, detailed stats on class, weapon, and vehicle usage, realtime & historical killboards for each character, friend status and more.

    In addition to character statistics the site features leaderboards which can be filtered based on a number of criteria, like server & time period, as well as a PlanetStatus page which displays the current territory control of each continent for your server. Several features such as outfit browsing and certifications will be coming online in the future. The website is in beta so please be gentle and report any bugs you see with it here: http://forums.station.sony.com/ps2/i...in-beta.96152/

    We’re really proud of the Players site and we can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it.

    Finally: Server Merges. Next week we will be doing server merges to help even populations across all game servers. Right now we have a lot of disparity between populations on our servers, some are highly populated with active fights across all continents, some are not. This is a factor of which servers were most popular at launch, and players gravitating to one or two servers per locale. Now that the crush of new players from launch and the holidays has died down, and our server populations and incoming new players have stabilized we have a good idea of where each server stands in terms of player population, empire population and we can model merges to optimize the populations.

    The following servers will be getting Merged:

    US West:
    Genudine and Helios -> Helios

    US East:
    Mattherson and SolTech -> Mattherson
    Waterson and Jaeger -> Waterson

    EU:
    Cobalt and Lithcorp -> Cobalt
    Ceres and Mallory -> Ceres

    Connery, Woodman, Miller and Briggs will not be part of the merges.

    You won’t have to do anything to participate, the entire server population will be moving, your friends, outfits & certs will all be coming with you. Those of you on servers that are being merged will just see that your character is on a different server the next time you log in after the merger is complete. The result of these merges will be a more consistent and full server population during off-peak hours, more players to support better utilization of all of the continents in the game and, generally a lot more massive in your massively-multiplayer. Shortly after the merges are complete we plan to begin offering server transfer tokens, so if you would prefer to go to a different server at that point you could.

    Until next time, thank you for playing Planetside 2 and we’ll see you on Auraxis!

    -
    Matthew Higby (@mhigby)
    Creative Director - Planetside2

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    Re: Roadmap, Players Site and Server Merges!

    So basically, are they making the total server count less by combining people? It says that outfits will all stay intact.

    Ninja edit: I went back and actually read your post, and see that yes, that is the case.


    https://www.planetside2.com/news/server-merge-faq

    Date: 2013-02-21 09:04:00

    Why can’t I choose where my characters are going?
    We’ve taken time to analyze the needs of every server for both player and empire populations and are combining server communities based on their needs. It will be completely seamless and the only change you’ll notice is more combat.

    Will I lose my name?
    Your character name is unique to your account and will remain the same.

    What happens to my outfit?
    Your outfit and all its members will transfer together to the new server.

    What about my Friends Lists?
    These lists will stay completely intact so you can stay in touch with all your fellow soldiers.

    Will I lose the stats I’ve earned playing PlanetSide 2?
    Everything you’ve done in game will transfer with you including kills, score, etc…

    Will I retain my items and certifications?
    All progress you’ve gained and items purchased will go with you to your new servers.

    Why are you merging servers?
    In order to provide a more consistent gameplay experience for everyone we are merging a few player communities together. This will provide a larger number of engagement opportunities and increase multiple continent populations.

    When are character transfers going to be made available?
    These will be made available in the very near future but not before the merges are complete.

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    • #3
      PS2 News: Server Mergers Coming and PS2 Players Site in Beta

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      Yesterday Matt Higby official announced that server mergers will be coming to Planetside 2! Yes, the days of perpetual Indarside may soon be over. For those wondering, Matterson will be merging with Soltech, however the new server will still be called Matterson.

      Also, the official PS2 Players site is now in BETA and has lots of great stats for those who are interested. Outfit stats and tracking will be implemented in the near future.

      Full announcement post here: http://forums.station.sony.com/ps2/i...-merges.96517/

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      • #4
        Re: Roadmap, Players Site and Server Merges!

        The merge is happening tonight at midnight PST and the servers will be down for 90 minutes.

        http://help.station.sony.com/app/ans...ail/a_id/37101

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        • #5
          Re: Roadmap, Players Site and Server Merges!

          Servers are merged. It was funny greeting the other players in the warpgate, as I logged on a little when the servers opened. The majority of Auraxians seemed to have a positive attitude towards the sudden rise in interdimensional immigration. Auraxis dreamed.

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            Re: Roadmap, Players Site and Server Merges!

            Yay, more population. GG!

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              Re: Roadmap, Players Site and Server Merges!

              I'm all for more population, maybe we'll see some fights off of Indar... I can hope right?
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              • #8
                Re: Roadmap, Players Site and Server Merges!

                Does anyone know how many players were moved to Mattherson?

                I'm also hoping for worthwhile fights on Amerish and Esamir. Indar is starting to get boring.

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                • #9
                  Re: Roadmap, Players Site and Server Merges!

                  Lets hope there is more of a balance of players, I'm tired of the world population being 40-50% NC yet we still can't take Indar. I still think if the NC capped it, the major fight there would end and everyone would go elsewhere.




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                  • #10
                    Re: Roadmap, Players Site and Server Merges!

                    I'm tired of MrJengles killing me with his VS character. Thought I wouldn't notice you... I will find you again sir.
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                      Re: Roadmap, Players Site and Server Merges!

                      Originally posted by Mech__Warrior View Post
                      Lets hope there is more of a balance of players, I'm tired of the world population being 40-50% NC yet we still can't take Indar. I still think if the NC capped it, the major fight there would end and everyone would go elsewhere.
                      Do you not remember when we HAD Indar? It made everything worse because both TR and VS would always hellmarch the warpgate, whereas now, at least, its only the Enclave following GOON everywhere (literally, a few nights back they dropped their full outfit on six guys capping on Amerish because they were sick of the desert) and VS doing...something. Lurking in the canyons, I guess.

                      Holding Indar makes everything a desperate struggle, and I didn't like it. Being able to say "man, massive zergs everywhere sucks, lets go play on Amerish" is great. There's no way they'd just LEAVE if NC took Indar. If anyone did, you'd completely kill activity on the other continents til the lock was broken. Which is why that metagame that supposedly will result in actually locking the continent will be great if it comes in.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Roadmap, Players Site and Server Merges!

                        Originally posted by Razcsak View Post
                        Do you not remember when we HAD Indar? It made everything worse because both TR and VS would always hellmarch the warpgate, whereas now, at least, its only the Enclave following GOON everywhere (literally, a few nights back they dropped their full outfit on six guys capping on Amerish because they were sick of the desert) and VS doing...something. Lurking in the canyons, I guess.

                        Holding Indar makes everything a desperate struggle, and I didn't like it. Being able to say "man, massive zergs everywhere sucks, lets go play on Amerish" is great. There's no way they'd just LEAVE if NC took Indar. If anyone did, you'd completely kill activity on the other continents til the lock was broken. Which is why that metagame that supposedly will result in actually locking the continent will be great if it comes in.
                        I keep seeing these [GOKU] VS guys running around and zerging the west side of Indar, been on the receiving end of that lately.

                        I don't remember us having Indar, ever. I'm sure they would push us all the way back to the WG, but hey, we could say that we did something the other two factions didn't do yet. :p But either way, there needs to continent locking and everyone fighting on the six continents. I think we might get better fights if we did it like that.




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                        • #13
                          Re: Roadmap, Players Site and Server Merges!

                          Originally posted by AstroCat View Post
                          I'm all for more population, maybe we'll see some fights off of Indar... I can hope right?
                          So far, yes. Today I seen the biggest zergs from friendly and enemy forces on the 2 other continents, ones that rival some you see in Indar.
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