Tarinax is now merged with Antonia Bayle. We hope everyone gets settled in okay. Much like the Rivervale merge and just in case you have some questions about this one, here are some answers:
Q: What is a server merge?
A: During a server merge, all characters will move from one server to another. In this case, all characters from Tarinax have been moved to Antonia Bayle.
Q: What will the server be named after the merge?
A: The server will retain the name Antonia Bayle.
Q: How will we be able to retain names if others have the same name?
A: In the event of duplicate character names after a merge, priority will be given to the character who has logged in to the game within the past sixty (60) days. If multiple characters have logged in within the past sixty (60) days, then the character which was created first will retain their name. Other same-named characters will have a "Z" (or several) added to their names automatically until their name is unique. Each character that is auto-renamed this way will get a free rename potion so that they may change their name.
Q: If my character’s name is taken or modified, will I be able to pick a new name?
A: Yes, you can do this by using the /rename command at your convenience. Type /rename <new_first_name> while logged into your character.
Q: Will there be any elimination of characters altogether based on level, cash reserves, etc.?
A: No, there will be no elimination of characters.
Q: Should I have emptied my guild hall so I don't lose the furniture I crafted and placed there?
A: No, all guilds and guild halls have been safely moved onto the same server. All housing has been moved as well.
Q: If our names change, how will the members of our guild know who we are? How will the guild still be together if everyone is renamed?
A: In the guild roster, everyone will keep their notes, rank, and anything else tied to that character. If a character is renamed it will be automatically updated in the guild roster. All characters that were auto-renamed will have the option to do a free name change. If the free name change is used, it will automatically update the name in the guild roster as well.
Q: How will you handle guild names?
A: If two or more guilds had the same name at the time of the server merge, the oldest guild got to keep the guild name, and we have appended "Z" to other guilds that had a conflicting name. If this happened to your guild, you will be offered a free guild name change.
If you have a free guild name change, to select a new guild name, the leader of the guild can use the command ‘/guild rename’.
If there is no leader in your guild, ‘/initiate_guild_leader_vote’ can be used by guild officers to help guilds choose a new leader.
Q: Will any guilds be deleted?
A: Guilds were not deleted during the server merge.
Housing and Player-Designed Dungeons
Q: Did housing stuff all have to be packed into the moving crate for each house? Were housing templates saved? (How do you do that? I forgot!)
A: Nothing should have been lost during the merge. It's always good to save your housing templates, however it is not required. If you'd like to save your housing template, go to your house, open the house window, and hit save. It will prompt you for a template name. Enter a name, and then click ‘Okay’.
Q: I had numerous dungeons that were used for storage for my decorating items. Did I need to move items from dungeons to a house prior to the merge?
A: No; they were all moved to the new server.
Q: Did paid house rent transfer?
Q: Did depots transfer?
A: Yes, personal as well as guild depots transferred.
Q: Were player-written books and housing trophies safe in our house, or should we have moved them to our bags/bank/house vault?
A: They were all safe in your house.
Q: Do housing trophies still have our house info and date obtained on them, or will they now be blank?
A: They still have your house info and date obtained.
Q: Were objects in our moving crates safe?
Q: What if we've used a house item expander? Will our expanded items be safe?
Q: Is it safe to assume that the files in our saved house layouts within the EQII folders were preserved?
A: Yes, they are still there. Just remember to not delete them off your hard drive.
Q: Did we need to empty house vaults?
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