TIME : 17th Dec 2013 TueAUTHOR : Eleanor
Fantasy MMORPG Will Merge Servers January 2014
December 17, 2013 – WEBZEN, a global leader in next-generation free-to-play games, announces a server consolidation for the full 3D MMORPG, MU ONLINE. To create a more exciting and balanced environment for all players to enjoy, the VALHALLA and YGGDRASIL servers will merge to create one unified server. The game’s other two servers, HELHEIM and MIDGARD, will remain the same. This consolidation will take place on January 15, 2014* during Regular Scheduled Maintenance, Global Server Time (*Schedule is subject to change. Exact times will be announced soon).
For the first time ever, VALHALLA and YGGDRASIL will join forces in the legendary continent of MU. In January, both servers will merge into one server for MU ONLINE. Characters that have accessed the game from the merging servers after August 1, 2013 will be transferred automatically. All data for these players (including character, item and quest information) will be maintained. For those who have not logged in after August 1, 2013, only the data from the server which contains the highest level character will be transferred and all other information will no longer be available.
After the server consolidation for MU ONLINE takes place, all information from players’ Gens, Guilds, Friend Lists, Letter Boxes and Windows Lists will be cleared. Users are encouraged to keep record of these details before VALHALLA and YGGDRASIL are merged. If two characters from either server share the same name, both names will be changed automatically. After server consolidation is complete, character names can be altered on the Character Selection screen. In addition, all Event Map information (Devil’s Square, Blood Castle, Chaos Castle, Temple of the Welcoming, etc.) for the combined servers will be reset.
The last Arka War for VALHALLA and YGGDRASIL before sever consolidation is scheduled for December 21, 2013 (GST). The last Castle Siege will take place on December 22, 2013 (GST). These events will be temporarily unavailable after these dates and will resume in January. All activity for both Arka War and Castle Siege will be reset at that time. (Exact dates and times will be announced soon).
Additional details on the upcoming server merge will be available on the MU ONLINE game page: http://muonline.webzen.com/
About MU ONLINE
Produced by WEBZEN Inc., MU ONLINE is a full-3D MMORPG and one of the leading online games developed in Korea. MU is a highly involved fantasy RPG based on the legendary continent of MU, where players can choose from seven unique classes – Dark Knight, Fairy Elf, Dark Wizard, Summoner, Rage Fighter, Magic Gladiator or Dark Lord. MU ONLINE is a pioneer of 3D MMORPGs and established the basic framework which many online games continue to utilize today.
Founded in Seoul, South Korea, in 2000, WEBZEN Inc. (KOSDAQ) is a leading global developer & publisher of online/mobile games. WEBZEN is continuing its tradition of pioneering the full 3D MMORPG MU ONLINE with ARCHLORD, CONTINENT OF THE NINTH SEAL (C9) the METIN series and an array of exciting game titles slated for release in the global game market.
WEBZEN has expanded its service to Europe, North and South America and other countries by operating the gPotato portals which have over 25 million registered users. WEBZEN is currently working on the upcoming release of the MMORPG ARCHLORD 2, MU 2 and the mobile game MU THE GENESIS, as well as other games under development. Further information on WEBZEN and its games can be found at WEBZEN.com, gPotato.com and gPotato.eu.