We told you that there would be more server merges a few weeks ago and here it is!
On Friday, July 6, 2012, we will be implementing two new World Alliances. The first World Alliance is between Demethos, Galicia, El Nido, Zenith and Arcania. The second World Alliance is between Bellocan and Nova. These Alliances will be in effect after the scheduled server maintenance is complete that day.
We will be holding a 2X EXP & Drop Event for the new allied worlds only from 2-6pm Pacific/5-9pm Eastern on July 6 through July 11.
We will also be giving a few gifts to the players of these worlds. Please log in from July 6 to July 11 to receive a 7-Day Hired Merchant Coupon, a 1-Day Hyper Teleport Rock, and a 7-Day Pendant of the Spirit. You can only claim these gifts ONCE per account.
We hope that these changes will allow players on the new allied worlds to participate in more community activities than they previously could. We know you probably have lots of questions, so feel free to post them in our forums thread here. We’ll try to answer as many as we can.
Although I’m not around in any of the worlds that will/have been merge/d, I think it was a pretty great idea to do a few more merges.
Let me jump in and clarify- since people seem to have different ideas about the actual location of El Nido’s server. The El Nido server used to actually be located on the East Coast (yes, the actual Eastern Coast of the United States) at the beginning, and was set up to better serve our East Coast players. After observing how things were going for a while, we decided to move the server back to the west coast simply because we weren’t seeing the kinds of benefits for our players which we were looking for. We have, however, maintained the “East Coast” identity of El Nido because the players comprise of mainly East Coasters.
So to put an end to everyone’s speculation about El Nido’s location (drum roll please!)- yes, El Nido server is located on the West Coast. Merging El Nido with other West Coast worlds is our way of helping to bring people from across the country together. We know lots of Maplers make friends from around the world through gMS and we hope some of our West Coasters and East Coasters get to mingle and make new friends with this World Alliance!
We shall update you on any changes, anyone excited?