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Three Warhammer Online servers closing up shop

It's unclear exactly why Warhammer Online is shutting down three of its game servers, but fans of the game should be pleased to know that if they use one of the servers that are affected, they'll be able to transfer to another one free of charge.

In North America, the servers Iron Rock and Volkmar are being closed down permanently, while the Carroburg server is going under in Europe. This doesn't mean Warhammer Online will cease to exist, but it means there will be more people on fewer servers. The decision was likely made because the number of players has decreased, lessening the strain on servers and diminishing the need to have such a strong infrastructure.

Those in North America are being advised to switch their accounts to the Gorfang server, and European players should change their settings so they now connect to Drakenwald.

Usually, Electronic Arts requires players to pay a fee if they want to change servers, but since it's the one shutting these down, it will be waiving that fee.

A message on Warhammer's official site reads, "The game play experience of our customers is something we highly value. We don't make changes like this lightly. A lot of metrics and analysis accompanies this type of decision. We feel that these changes will help to ensure that server options continue to facilitate that best RvR experience out there."

[Source: WarhammerOnline.com]

Feb 8, 2011

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4 comments

  • Rockmotron9000 - February 8, 2011 11:30 p.m.

    I also played for a few months after it came out. They had some great ideas, like queuing for Scenarios from anywhere, and the Tier 1 RvR was tops. After that though, the wheels really fell off the wagon for me. I'm not surprised they're closing down servers. I recently heard on another, inferior podcast that with the new free forever trial, Tier 1 is jam-packed with people, as is Tier 4. But the middle areas are just dead. Shame, they had such potential.
  • genequagmire - February 8, 2011 11:23 p.m.

    That's funny, me and my two WoW playing buddies have all quit Cata. I was big into WAR, but it was clear that it just wasn't being handled properly.
  • PimplesInYourAsstista - February 8, 2011 11:08 p.m.

    I, alas, bought into the hype train for WAR, and played in for a couple months before losing interest. Was a fine game, but just couldn't keep me (or many people, as evident by this article) interested. Cataclysm, on the other hand....
  • ChrisCultista - February 8, 2011 8:58 p.m.

    It's slowly dieing. Has been since launch. If "The game play experience of our customers is something we highly value." Then why did people leave the servers in the first place?

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