The Repopulation explains how server wipes will be handled moving forward

    
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Somehow I don't think that's going to be a problem.

Here’s a shocking revelation: MMO players do not actually like having all progress reset in the blink of an eye. So you can understand why the latest post about server wipes for The Repopulation treats the topic gently, since there’s no quicker way to anger players than by telling them that everything they’ve worked toward is now gone. Not that it matters too much, as pretty much everything will be reset with the game’s full launch, simply due to the server structure.

As the official post explains, the game may do system-specific wipes, such as resetting all crafting progress, separate from game-wide wipes. Only one such wipe is planned as the game moves closer to launch, but the actual launch server will be separate from the game’s test server (the currently running server), so any progress would be starting fresh regardless. It’s also worth noting that things like backer perks are meant to be tied to accounts rather than characters, so a wipe shouldn’t affect those benefits. Get the full explanation on the official site.

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Jeff Lewis

Are they back up and testing again? Backed this game in their original Kickstarter, figured it was just lost.

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holyavengerone

Yeah, it’s back-ish. The new team that picked up have managed in the last 18 months to relaunch the servers and delploy the last patch that was never deployed by the old team. Otherwise, nothing else new to show besides a few screenshots.

I might check it if they ever release.

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ultorius

as long as they make progress on the game , wipes are not important.

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Solaris

This game hasn’t launched. Who’s gonna bitch about server wipes?!

If the devs can get this game into shape, wipe the servers every week for all I care.

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Rolan Storm

It is MMORPG (well, by design at least), there are wipes – there will be bitching. Someone will whine. Even if there were nobody to play it. ;)

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Robert Mann

Yep, anytime wipes come out gripes come out… but wipes are a necessary part of progress sometimes. People just get caught up in “But my stuff!”

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holyavengerone

I think it’s just because the initial The Repop plans for wipes between that point and launch was rather well known and communicated. Things have changed though, so that’s likely why they made that post to clarify.