Happy Springtime, Norrathians!

Time is zipping by as usual! I wanted to drop in and let you know what we’ve been up to.

As you continue with the Terrors of Thalumbra expansion and take part in GU100, the team has been toiling away on future plans.  And what are those? Well….

By the end of June we are going to introduce two new servers! We wanted to hear what kind of servers the community wanted so we recently ran an in-game survey. Given the results, we decided to launch two servers, each with different rules. There will be details coming soon, but here’s the summary:

Isle of Refuge Server:

We call this a “Free Trade” server. Here’s some of the nitty gritty:

  • Most items tagged as “Heirloom” can be traded freely between players. Only Heirloom items purchased via a merchant, marketplace, or granted from repeatable quests remain Heirloom.
  • This is a live server with current features, zones, and advancement.
  • There will be limited account bonuses and claims.
  • Character transfers TO Isle of Refuge will not be available for the launch of this server.
  • Characters transfers FROM Isle of Refuge will not be available. There are no plans to allow transfers off of a Free Trade server.

Event Server: Race to Trakanon:

Self-explanatory, right? The purpose of this limited-time Event server is to see what you’re made of when it comes to a challenge! For this Event server, you will race to kill Trakanon and complete other objectives like the most quests or named encounters – something for everyone!  Once the primary goal of an Event server has been completed, like killing Trakanon, the server restarts again with a NEW event! Here’s the overview:

  • Event servers will reward prizes for completing event achievements that can be claimed on any character on the account.
  • The Event Server: Race to Trakanon will end shortly after Trakanon is slain! The server will restart shortly after with a new event.  Details on this coming soon.
  • There will be limited account bonuses and claims.
  • There will be a limited marketplace.


Like Stormhold, our Time-Locked Expansion server, these special servers will require membership in order to access them.

And there’s more!

We’ve got Memorial Day coming up this weekend with special promotions planned, so stay tuned! We’ll be sharing the details as we inch closer.

Also, in early June, we will release a new option for your guilds to purchase a guild hall from a selection on our marketplace using a new item we’re calling Guild Tickets.  With this system, every member in a guild will be able to contribute to purchasing these new guild halls.  To kick off this new feature, we are releasing two NEW guild halls for purchase:  Skyshrine Capital Guild Hall and the Highhold Guild Hall. Keep an eye out for a post from Kander on the details of this new option for guilds!

What else is coming as we skip from spring to summer? We’ve got Fabled Fallen Dynasty coming in July as well as our first wave of Summer Ethereal drops.

And of course, we are – and have been – working on the next expansion. We want to get a bit further along before we start giving details, but we are endeavoring to deliver more epic adventures!  I want to close with a giant thanks to all our intrepid and dedicated players! We are very grateful for all of you!

Sincerely, as always,

Holly “Windstalker” Longdale