The MMO will go offline on April 25th to make the big switch, which is estimated to take around 10 hours from start to finish. The service provider switch is focused in North America and will include additional security measures to ward off DDOS attacks.
“Our goal is to increase the overall connection stability experienced by players for both Europe and North America regions,” the team said. “Measures were taken with the North America servers due to the inordinately high number of incidents causing disruptions to our service. We intend to apply further measures in the future in a manner that permits our team sufficient time to monitor and analyze the effects of these changes.”
Readers will recall that players have been agitating about the game’s stability in relation to its server hosting for some time, reaching a fever pitch this past weekend, when hundreds of people from two dozen guilds staged a mass-protest to bring the EU servers to a crawl in a demand for new hosting, among other PvP-related assurances.