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How about a Fresh Start ?

SplatulatedSplatulated
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edited August 16, 2018 in Feedback and Suggestions
ignore name changes, ignore server merges

just make a new server. new accounts only , stop adding content to the current servers

push the new server only

everyone joins there


6 months later do it again but have this new server programmed to be able to take server transfers

rinse repeat every six months


works for Arche Age

why not mabinogi

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  • BerrySwirlBerrySwirl
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    100% No.

    This would be a good idea in general, but not forcing people to move, and not updating the other servers.
    Want a new server thrown in, thats fine, but make it a choice. Some of us are completely happy with our servers and characters, and put way too much work over the years to start over just like that.

    Honestly just give people name changes and server transfers and be done with it.
    Alshian
  • FayeKaibaFayeKaiba
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    edited August 16, 2018
    100% no.
    Nothing good would ever come from this.
    No one would ever want to throw away all their hard word and levels and accounts for just the sake at starting over new.
    AlshianSherri
  • GretaGreta
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    Nope nope nope an NOPE.
    Sherri
  • PlatinaKokiPlatinaKoki
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    By far, one of the dumbest ideas I have ever seen come out of this forum section.
    BerrySwirlBronzebreakAlshianSherri
  • FluoretteFluorette
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    Arche Age is a different game. What works for Arche Age, may not work for Mabinogi. Different communities, different mentalities, etc.... There is much to take into consideration.
    AlshianSherri
  • THICCthighssavelivesTHICCthighssavelives
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    edited August 16, 2018
    +1 I love it! It's like a server merge, but voluntary.

    When you say the second "fresh start" server allows transfers, does this mean everyone left behind can now join that server?
  • AlexLightAlexLight
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    That would just kill the game as many players wouldn't want to want to start again from zero over and over again. It would make no sense anyway in a game as mabi with the training of so many skills and total levels
    AlshianSherri
  • LeineiLeinei
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    Absolutely not. Horrible idea.
    Sherri
  • AlshianAlshian
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    This better be a pathetic joke of yours, this will never work for Mabinogi your talking about 2 complete different games.

    No one will throw away how much time they spent on the characters only to move to another server because of a Stupid idea of a "Fresh start and only this server to get content BS" why not go to a private server instead? Who knows, you just might get your "FRESH START". xD
  • SherriSherri
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    Oh heck no. I'll quit and so will many others.
  • HelsaHelsa
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    If creating a single environment where all players are in the same space is the goal, then it would be better to do a server merge. It would not even be particularity difficult to do so. In the end Nexon would need to:

    1. shut off acquiring or renewing of Tailteann Farm Plots, Guild Castles, and residency homes, and allow existing ones to lapse, while giving advanced warning that a merge would uproot all guild stones so that post merge one would have to replace them with the real possibility that they will not get their old spot back.

    2. probably add a field or two to each of our account records, or at worse to each of the characters and pets on our account, to prevent data collisions. In the worst case scenario's worse case scenario this would mean something like 128 bytes added to each of our records; woop dee doo;

    3. merge the databases. After completing step two this would be nothing more than writing a script (or possible using an already existing function in their database software) to perform the merge; easy peasy;

    4. /possibly/ tweak, update, or acquire the software managing the marshaling of queries to the database cluster with something more robust to handle an expanded single cluster. The game was made in the early 2000's, perhaps the database software then could only handle situations of the size we now have. But when one considers just how enormous a database like, say, YouTube is the software these days should easily be able to handle it;

    5 /possibly/ add more hardware to accommodate a single augmented database cluster. Even high-tech companies are very conservative when it comes to "the bottom line". That Nexon has not yet done a merge probably comes down to "The situation has not reach the point where we feel we must spend the money". Should that come one day the hardware component to the bill will likely be the smallest one.