The Repopulation considers closing its EU server, adding hardcore server as 10.2 patch rolls out to testers

    
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Idea Fabrik has a new forum post up on the state of sandbox MMO The Repopulation heralding the testing of update 10.2. There’s downside, however, as the studio says it will be wiping the servers and merging them to “enable the developers and the players to focus on community building in a single place.” That’ll mean the end of the EU server in the short term.

“Being that the wipe is occurring with this update and the populations are low on both servers, we thought it would be the perfect time to merge into one community and build upwards from there. If we decide bring up a single server, we would be disabling the EU server until later in development, after more systems are completed and the community grows again. This would allow players to make fresh characters on the server or move their current US East Characters across. We have several options on how we can handle this and would like your input now and in the future when you think we are ready to reopen the EU Server.”

The patch itself is focused on fixing crashes related to zoning relating to inventory, harvesting, houses, camps, and more; it also adds new art, a new tutorial, new world areas, and a potential hardcore server.

“As we get closer to having these systems done we will evaluate the population of the game and see if we want to put up a Hardcore server or explore the avenues of having optional areas/rulesets within all of the other servers,” explains the studio.

Idea Fabrik bought out the game’s original development studio, Above & Beyond, earlier this year, following a bitter extended battle between the two companies over the Hero Engine licensing.

Source: Official site. With thanks to Olivier.
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HolyAvengerOne

Thanks Bree, and you’re welcome :)

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McGuffn

Don’t close the servers, repopulate them.

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HolyAvengerOne

That would be ideal, but it would require a very solid, concerted and skillful community building effort.

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HolyAvengerOne

LOL!! Good one :)

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Armsbend

After the theft I hope this game and all the people currently involved tanks – hard. I’m looking forward to the day where I read about really, REALLY bad things happening to Idea Fabrik. They deserve to be plagued by misfortune for the rest of their miserable lives – personally touching everyone who works for the company in multi-generational strife.

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HolyAvengerOne

Theft?

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Armsbend

Thanks Doc. There are more detailed mop post’s on the theft if you look up the game. tl;rd the cheap engine holders held the creator’s code hostage until they simply gave up and sold the game for a pittance. How it wasn’t criminal is beyond my facilities.

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HolyAvengerOne

The problem with enforcing your rights in this bullshit justice system is that if you don’t have a stack of cash to throw at a lawyer, you better cut your losses and move on. I think that’s what JC and Josh had to do.

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Toy Clown

What theft?

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Sylkesh

My exacts thoughts Armsbend. But rest assured, they will pay for what they’ve done: Karma is a bitch :D

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T

I’m on the side of the fence that thinks the whole PvP faction thing just needs to go away, especially in WoW. The writers keep having to hand the idiot-ball to some Horde leader just to have an excuse to keep it going. Worse, most of my friends are flat out leaving this next expansion BECAUSE it’s focusing more on the RedvBlue aspect of the game, and not the parts we want to see. One friend put it best: They felt Legion was the proper end of the WoW story-line, and weren’t interested in the gritty reboot of the next expansion.

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HolyAvengerOne

Not sure what this has to do with the OP?

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Scott Rankin

I was kinda excited for the original, not so much this… Having played with 600ms lag on WoW servers I would hate to see how playable their budget game is going to be.

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HolyAvengerOne

According to a post in that same thread by one of their staff member, 300ms pings are no problem, and she even played well with pings 10x that…

Which really made me laugh, hard.

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rafael12104

Well, I was taught that if you have nothing nice to say about a shitty engine pushed by company that stole the game just to push that shitty engine, then you should just tell them, again, to F-Off. But, in a friendly and conversational tone.

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Slaasher

Yup they did steal it.
It was low down and dirty. Such a shame. It had some real potential but I don’t think I will play it now

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HolyAvengerOne

I find it interesting that you though, to see how it will evolce/end up.

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deekay_plus

i think the forums for this game are slower than my forum community with 4 “active’ posters that primarily use the chat room module for it.

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HolyAvengerOne

And it’s really even funnier when you know who all these posters really are (staff members, internal testers, devs), lol.

Not sure there’s even 1 legit player/fan there. I can understand why.

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deekay_plus

from what i can tell even people who were cheerleading IF taking on the project and blaming everything wrong with the game on josh and jc instead of IF engine wise have stopped after a year of pretty much next to no updates and not fixing the engine issues that have plagued the game causing issues for anb before the drama 2 years ago (and other partners in this program from IF).

like even people who didn’t balk at the bullshit scumminess of IF doing what they’ve done to josh and jc with this game no longer care for it because since IF have taken it over the development is even slower and less substantial than the last six months josh and JC were waiting for that long promised miracle engine patch that IF held them and other devs hostage with

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HolyAvengerOne

+1

It’s also funny to hear the revisionist / false information promotes by the IF folks now.

This is going to die, it’s just a slow sloooow death, and a painful one, sadly for all involved.