Last night the Elysium team (guys that run our servers) had a huge drama!!!
Essentially some of the people who were running things have been pocketing money.
As a response to this, the servers are currently down, with a restart coming at some point in the next 24-48hours (we think).
Some of the Elysium team seem to be starting up their own affairs on different hardware.
So, what does this mean for us, we are now in flux until the drama calms itself down a little bit. We need to be patient, not add tot he drama by making drama ourselves and we need to consider our options.
The most likely outcomes to all this is that we continue raiding (maybe missing this Wednesday) and everything goes on as normal either on Darrowshire or a new server (with our characters copied across). There is however the chance that things will devolve and our characters may become lost, in that scenario we should all think about what we have enjoyed about this journey and try to enact a plan that lets us maintain those enjoyable parts.
please use this thread to post your thoughts, feelings and ideas for the future.
I haven't been with you as long as most others. Nevertheless, I found you bunch to be one I would want to stay with. Hence, priority one for me will be to go where the guild wants to go.
Secondly, as for my personal bias: - I know many don't care about the shady business that was the cause for the coup. I do. Added to that, allegedly most of the staff went over to Light's Hope, and the most recent backup that Elysium has going forward seems to be at least two weeks old. More likely six weeks. Even with the brutal setback, I question both the longevity of the server and the staff's integrity. - That's not to say that I think Light's hope is pristine. As far as I am aware, Whitekidney was involved with some shady dealings in the past. Since he was the one that blew the lid on this on the other hand, he might have turned a new leaf. On the third hand, it might have been all a grab for power, and Crogge's involvement in p2w services as well as Shenna's skimming were just morally convenient levers to upturn everything.
Still, if we decide to keep playing Vanilla, I would prefer LH to Ely. And to add: I would even prefer a complete new start to playing on a six-week old version of my account. There's just too much effort lost I'd be constantly reminded of.
As to other games/expansions, I'll wait on that until and if it becomes apparent that the guild does not want to (edit: or can't) continue on any private Vanilla server.
Well, I love playing with you guys, so wherever y'all go I'll join. On a more serious note, I think the smart move will be to wait it out a little bit, and then join the more populated server between two (I still want to do AQ and finish getting my BiS). Hope to see us all online again :P
I tend to go LH simply for pragmatic reasons. It could be a simple power coup of 1 corrupt guys taking over from the other corrupt guy, but frankly i dont care about that. I dont care about gold sellers, instant R14, people getting rich of it etc etc.
I do care about a game thats getting developped into AQ and so forth. I also care about playing with you guys as i feel home here :)
I'll even play retail with u guys if thats needed. Regarding the server split it might take a week or two until it sorts itself out, but I feel we will see a clear winner with 95% of the population on soon