Funcom will give subscribing players a day's worth of free account time to make up for issues that arose during Age of Conan's recent server merger.
Funcom's Joel Bylos took the time recently to discuss the status of a recent server merge that moved and "re-sequenced" more than six million different characters in its MMORPG Age of Conan. The entire process, according to Bylos, could have taken as long as 70 days was completed inside of 24-hours thanks to some "clever scripting."
Cleverness aside, the server merger did lead to some problems. "There were (and are still) some hiccups with the unique item system," explained Bylos. "There were some problems with mail which caused mails to be lost (not items, just mails). There were some additional downtimes to improve the merge speed, which was continuing in the background on inactive characters even as we returned the servers to full operational statues." To make up for any issues that arose during the process, the developer will comp a day's worth of account time for all players subscribing to Age of Conan at the time of the merger.
Bylos also discussed the status of the in-development Tradeskill system. According to the developer "the single most important part of the Tradeskill system was completed earlier this week." This important piece was the conversion of older items crafted with out-of-date development tools to the game's newer system. "With that huge step out of the way, we are busy pushing recipes into the system and testing various combinations to ensure that they work as we hope," said Bylos. Once the Tradeskill feature is completed players will be able to craft their own items with thousands of potential combinations and unique looks.
Source: Age of Conan