Dec 182014
 

NEStalgiaHey everyone! If you’re logging into the game after an extended absence, you may find that the official server you once played on no longer exists. We try to add and remove official NEStalgia servers according to the ebb and flow of demand (usually determined by big updates and Steam sales) in order to ensure that the active player count on each server doesn’t end up too high or too low. In an ideal world we’d just lump everybody onto one massive server, but unfortunately a single server just can’t handle that type of active player load.

As you’d expect, all of your character files are perfectly preserved and intact, but may have been transferred to a new server. For players with characters on multiple servers, this may also mean that your savefiles have been merged together onto one server. Please read on to find out where your characters have ended up:

Pre-2013 Savefiles

All savefiles on Algol, Greenlight and Zenithia that haven’t been accessed since December 31st, 2012 have been moved off of the official servers and posted online so that legacy players can download them for use in single player or public server games. If you are a paid NEStalgia user returning to the game, we will be happy to transfer your stored savefiles to an official server of your choice once you return. Please email us at team@silkgames.com with the subject “Legacy Transfer: [Your BYOND Key]”. We’ll need to know your exact BYOND Key (username) as well as the server that you’d like to transfer from, and your new target server.

Here is the web directory where you can find all of these old savefiles available for download: http://silkgames.com/nestalgia/legacy

We’d prefer to keep these savefiles in the mix on a live server, but due to the sheer quantity of these older savefiles (upwards of 50,000), this solution makes the most sense.

Algol

All savefiles accessed anytime after September 1st, 2013 have been merged into the “Malice” server. All other post-2013 savefiles (accessed January 1st, 2013 to August 31st, 2014) have been merged into the “Greenlight” server. Please read the note above about savefiles last accessed prior to 2013.

Colosseum

All savefiles have been merged into the “Doom” server.

Ennar

All savefiles have been merged into the “Midgard” server.

Greenlight

Please read the note above about savefiles last accessed prior to 2013. No other savefiles have been moved.

Malice

No savefiles have been moved.

Midgard

No savefiles have been moved.

Piatta

All savefiles have been merged into the “Midgard” server.

Whomp

All savefiles have been merged into the “Malice” server.

Zenithia

All savefiles accessed anytime after January 1st, 2013 have been merged into the “Doom” server. Please read the note above about savefiles last accessed prior to 2013.

Other Savefiles

There were a handful of players who had so many characters across the various servers that all of their savefiles couldn’t be merged together. Check the server files in this directory to see if you’re one of those players, then email us so that we can work to get those savefiles merged in somewhere: http://silkgames.com/nestalgia/legacy/excess

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Silk Games HatIf you wish to have your savefile transferred to a different server, we’re offering free savefile transfers through January 31st, 2015. You cannot transfer specific characters; only whole savefiles can be moved. You can merge savefiles between two servers, but only if the total character count does not exceed 16. We’ll start accepting these transfer requests on December 29th, and will post more details at that time.

This particular series of merges is long overdue, and I apologize for the delay. In the future I’ll work to be more vigilant about merging down servers after large population spikes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at team@silkgames.com or comment below.

  3 Responses to “December 2014 Server Merge Information”

  1. My Save from Ennar isn’t showing up in Midgard. I’ve tried emailing you and posting a bug report. I’m still awaiting a response.

  2. I’ve sent an email about moving my characters from Greenlight to Midgard, yet no response for weeks.