ArcheAge is beginning its great 48-hour blackout today as Trion Worlds rolls out Update 2.0 while simultaneously merging several servers in its “evolution” initiative. “It made more sense to do this all at the same time so we’d only have one united land rush and one set of guild restructuring,” Trion explained.
The studio posted a helpful FAQ to educate players on what will happen during this time and what to expect when the servers come back up on Saturday. Come the weekend, there will be three types of servers: legacy servers that aren’t affected by the merge, evolution servers that are made up of merged shards, and a pair of fresh-start servers for those looking for a new beginning.
The update will be a major upheaval to land owners, as all Diamond Shores houses will be demolished on legacy servers, and players everywhere will be scrambling to secure land plots for their homes. Trion says that it will work to avoid additional server merges and will be creating an automated transfer system for the future.