DCUO MegaServers going live on Monday, August 8th

Starting this Monday, August 8th, DCUO team will begin activating the new MegaServers across all platforms and regions in DCUO.

Main improvements

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.

Pvp/PvE Phases

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.

Schedule downtime

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

Servers combination

The populations of all of current servers will be combined into four worldwide MegaServers:

US PC
US PS3
EU PC
EU PS3

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.

Server MegaServer
Bloodstorm EU PC
In Brightest Day EU PC
Looking For Trouble EU PC
Reality Lost EU PC
Absolute Power EU PS3
Crossfire 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
Birthright US PC3
Blood Will Run US PC3
Countdown US PC3
Crisis US PC3
Justice US PC3
No Man’s Land US PC3
Redemption US PC3
Relentless US PC3
The Killing Joke US PC3

 
[SOURCE – New Producer’s Letter From DeadMeat – MegaServers Are Coming!]

 

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18 Responses to DCUO MegaServers going live on Monday, August 8th

  1. Redemption_Server says:

    Oh M Gee

  2. Big Jerk says:

    Damn I gotta get me one of those “PC3s” I hear they are epic…

  3. ItchyBag says:

    Are the servers online yet? Cause I keep getting disconnected.

  4. Donuts says:

    xD PC3’s lol

  5. Bustin 9s says:

    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…

  6. Donuts says:

    anyone know how to get the lantern package?

  7. OMG says:

    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?!

  8. Redemption_Server says:

    U can’t type or talk to your league/Shout/group except proximity lame

  9. RedEcks (BWR) says:

    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.

  10. RedEcks (BWR) says:

    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.

  11. theDoctor says:

    Where are my characters?????

  12. RedEcks (BWR) says:

    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.

  13. Redemption_Server says:

    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.

  14. Sylar says:

    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?

  15. bat fan says:

    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

  16. Sylar says:

    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.

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