Starting this Monday, August 8th, DCUO team will begin activating the new MegaServers across all platforms and regions in DCUO.
Once the servers are combined the main improvements you will see to your game play is as follows:
- You will see much larger populations!
- You will have a much larger pool of people to join in Alerts, Duos, Raids, Legends PvP, etc.
- It will be much easier to play with friends who were previously on other servers (plus lots of new friends to make).
- You will be able to switch between PvP and PvE style play by using the phase shifters in the Hall of Doom and JLA Watchtower.
- There will be a larger number of items in the Broker.
Character name conflict
Those players whose names have been changed will be sent an in-game email which includes a free Name Change token and instructions as to how to change your name if you do not wish to keep the name assigned to you by the system.
League name conflict
There may also be situations where your League name is changed as well due to other Leagues on the combined servers having the same name. Again, Dcuo team has tried to be as fair as possible. Those who are the leader of Leagues needing name changes will also receive an in-game email with instructions on how to make the League Name change and the Free Name Change Token with which to do will be attached to the email. So, please be sure to check your in-game email as the MegaServers go live over the next week.
The new servers will be arranged in “Phases”. A phase can be thought of as a combination of all of the shared world areas of the game: Metropolis, Gotham, Police Stations and Night Clubs, the Hall of Doom, and the JLA Watchtower, etc. The MegaServer will always have at least one PvP phase and one PvE phase. You can transition from the PvE phase to PvP and vice versa by using the phase shifters in the Watchtower and the Hall of Doom. Because the server populations will increase dramatically after this change there may be times when there are multiple PvP and/or PvE phases on the server. If you find yourself in a different phase than a Friend, League mate or Group mate, you can always change to the same phase by using the “Phase With” command from the social quick menu. Please remember that you can only Phase with someone who is playing the same mode as yourself (PvE or PvP).
The great thing is that regardless of phase or whether you are playing in PvP or PvE, all other players on the MegaServer will be available to join you in all of the queued Alerts, Raids, Duos, and Arenas.
When a region and platform are converted to the new MegaServer configuration we expect the game to be unavailable for play for approximately 10 – 14 hours. The schedule for this conversion to MegaServers is as follows:
- EU PC 8/8/2011 8:00AM PT/4:00PM CET
- US PC 8/10/2011 8:00AM PT/4:00PM CET
- US PS3 8/11/2011 8:00AM PT/4:00PM CET
- EU PS3 8/15/2011 8:00AM PT/4:00PM CET
The populations of all of current servers will be combined into four worldwide MegaServers:
The table below shows where your server will be once DCUO team completes this transition. This schedule is subject to change as the process moves forward.
|In Brightest Day||EU PC|
|Looking For Trouble||EU PC|
|Reality Lost||EU PC|
|Absolute Power||EU PS3|
|For All Seasons||EU PS3|
|Justice For All||EU PS3|
|Brave New World||US PC|
|Cry For Blood||US PC|
|Darkness Falls||US PC|
|Death and Glory||US PC|
|Last Laugh||US PC|
|New Frontier||US PC|
|Public Enemies||US PC|
|Virtue and Vice||US PC|
|Zero Hour||US PC|
|Blood Will Run||US PC3|
|No Man’s Land||US PC3|
|The Killing Joke||US PC3|
[SOURCE – New Producer’s Letter From DeadMeat – MegaServers Are Coming!]
Oh M Gee
Damn I gotta get me one of those “PC3s” I hear they are epic…
Are the servers online yet? Cause I keep getting disconnected.
xD PC3’s lol
Alright! Chat down, voice down, AH has 370+ pages of overpriced collections now (have fun hunting for something through all those), mail not working, lag and more hard freezing in Hall of Doom and Watchtower, Friends List gone, Ignore List gone. Good job SOE on taking you time to roll out the Megaserver…
anyone know how to get the lantern package?
Why cant i type? When i get onto the game i cant write anything with my keyboard! WT.F cant you ppl update without having an issue after?!
U can’t type or talk to your league/Shout/group except proximity lame
What’re you talking about I can even say anything in proximity chat, I actually pissed someone in my league off when I told them to do something when a league mate got ganked…the message showed five mins later and at a very bad situation, lmao.
Lol I was on at 10 am and I could use proximity chat not any league or group typing
Hey so anybody know “Why” the servers went down? theres nothing online suggesting maintenence was scheduled. Sigh you’d think by the sixth month mark you’d have the little stuff taken care of.
I don’t have any idea but I better see some patches over the next couple of days.
Where are my characters?????
and they go down and come up, go down and come up…adn then go down again. So annoying. Hey doc, what did you mean by where are your characters they should be there.
Everything seemed good maybe they are trying out different serer settings until they balance out Everything I for one thought there was gonna be one PVE mega server and one PVP megaserver no cross phases.
Things were fine this morning, then stuff started freezing and all of a sudden it sad my account wasn’t authenticated (untrue) and it shut down.. ARGH. This is my 1st MMORPG, are they all this sucky with technical issues?
no this is prob. the worst tech issues i have ever seen….
now there is a que 1200 people deep when i wanna play … wtf!?!?!
great move guys
God this game went from cool to feces…. It now alternates between queued number 1500 or something in line, and even when that doesnt happen it freezes anytime I try a Ring War or Diamond Heist. Somewhere, there’s some software designers that need their heads punched.