Mabinogi prepares to merge four servers down to two on June 3


If you’re a player in Nexon’s long-running MMO sandbox Mabinogi, you’re going to want to hear what the company is planning for the game’s community: server merges.

“After much discussion between our team here at Nexon America, and our partners in Nexon Korea, we’ve decided to merge three of the four servers into one,” Nexon posted this week. “Mari, Ruairi, and Tarlach will be merged together into a new server, the Nao server. The anticipated server merge date is Monday, June 3rd, and we expect the game to be down for long hours to make ample time for merging the data and testing. The decision to merge these three servers was not made lightly, and the biggest factor in this is that we wish to ensure a healthy server population and environment.”

It sounds as if the goal is to make the new Nao server roughly equal in population to Alexina, which is the healthiest server right now. Duplicate character and Homestead names will apparently be resolved with server suffixes, inactive accounts will indeed be merged even if you do nothing, and guilds and guild names will remain intact, though the company recommends players pull their items and bids from the auction hall and shop inventories before the big day.

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I actually have a lot of stuff on the Tarlach server, one of the ones that is going to be merged.

I purchased all sorts of stuff from the cash shop trying to like the game. There just is something about the combat that I never really could get in to though.

Still, I bought all these partners, mounts, pets, etc, because they were cute and fun to play around with. You can buy a pet cat and then log on to play as that cat, that always amused me.

I wish they were doing something about the names different. Let’s say there are three people named Ruriana. Now there will be Ruriana-Tarlach, Ruriana-Ruairi, and Ruriana-Mari. Which I know they had to do something, but the thing is now some new person can come along the day the server launches and register “Ruriana” and have that name, whereas all three of the people who actually got to register it are out of luck if that happens.

I wish they would come up with something where only those who had the name on one of the three servers could actually change to it for a limited time, on a first come first serve basis out of those three people. The names would open up to everybody after a short time, but for a limited time after the merge only people who originally had the name on one of the servers could change to it. Maybe that’s asking too much of the coders, I don’t know.

There are so many characters, pets, partners, etc across the game that are going to end up with these merged names. While they’re looking at a way to let people change their names after the merge (more info to come, so we’ll see what happens there), pet names can’t be changed and they are not looking to add systems to allow the names to be changed. So your cute little Miawhiskers is forever going to be Miawhiskers-Tarlach from here on out :P That actually is a huge issue to a lot of people.

Not only that, but if you’re a game surfer that has taken enough time away from the game you will forever end up with pets named stuff like “Pet123456”. So if you want your pets to be named anything near a normal name you better log in again before the merge happens.

I guess I’m not terribly invested in Mabinogi because I don’t really like how some various things are done in the game, but I am looking at the issue as if I was someone who was invested.

I just never really could get into the combat, and was a bit confused about how the game is in various eras ahead of what it used to be and how to access original content and things.

I was younger when I tried it so maybe I just need to go back now that I’m not so young and it will all make more sense to me. I really wanted to like it but had a hard time doing so. The systems sounded really nice but didn’t come together that well.

Bruno Brito

Now, this is a game that had piqued my interest, but the systems were so convoluted and confused that i just left without much in the way of thinking to return.


When I had tried the game at 2016ish for 2 months I noticed all but one server had quite low population so this makes sense. It will be hard cause of the char amount limitations that game had – especially for people having chars on all servers