We’ve got a bit of good news, bad news, and really bad news for those looking to hop servers in Lord of the Rings Online and Dungeons and Dragons Online. Yes, you can once again pay to move your character between active servers, but no, your characters on dead worlds are still in virtual limbo. And some DDO players are absolutely screwed.the studio said. However, take note that this doesn’t apply to everywhere: “Transfers from the closed game worlds remain unavailable.”
The really bad news comes for DDO’s Wayfinder server players: Wayfinder was taken offline last night and apparently a suffered catastrophic rollback of over three weeks thanks to data corruption.
“Wayfinder experienced a significant issue during our data center work today that caused character data to be corrupted going back to the morning hours Eastern of July 15th. In order to correct this issue, we have had to roll Wayfinder back to about 7:30 AM Eastern on July 15th. This means that all character progress made since July 15th has been lost, and is not able to be restored. We are currently working to capture and refund any points spent on character-based purchases made on Wayfinder during that time, and we will provide further information when it becomes available. That work is not expected to be completed this evening. All Account-based purchases remain intact. We will be providing more information in the coming days. We deeply apologize to players on Wayfinder for this issue. We will be announcing make good gifts for affected players in the coming days. This is the first time in the game’s history we have had to do this kind of rollback, and we intend to make sure we take steps to prevent a similar situation from happening in the future.”
This week, LOTRO brought the game up to Update 27.2, which unlocked Helm’s Deep on the progression servers and added Rohan housing. Curious if these new premium houses are for you? Read our take on the subject.
We have enabled a bunch of event-related bonuses on Wayfinder to help players get to where they want to be following a server rollback this week. The following bonuses are available on Wayfinder through August 23rd:
+200% Heroic and Epic XP
+100% Cannith Crafting XP
+100% Challenge Rewards Boost
+50% Reaper XP
+50% Guild Renown
+10 Treasure Hunter’s Boost
+10% VIP XP
Double Mysterious Remnants (twice the chance for Remnants to appear when defeating a Champion)
We will have more information on subscription time and other concerns as we work through the process. Expect more information next week. Once again, we apologize for server issues this week on Wayfinder that required us to roll the server back to July 15th. We will make sure this kind of issue does not happen in the future.