One of my guildies put me onto this, so thanks Perly. It looks like the data has been moved and is running on the servers in Germany. So with a little bit of effort on your part, you can get back to the grindstone of killing your mortal foe, once they realise you are already on the new servers.
Now before you try this, make sure you read the full thread (Incase there any recent problems) and you make a backup of your current install. This allows you to carry on playing the GOA servers, if Mythic have to bring down the ones in Germany for any problems. So if you take this opportunity, please don’t blame anyone else apart from yourself for trying to get a headstart.
Page 3 has a comment from Andy_Mythic, explaining they are effectively doing a soft launch, which is basically a gentle ramping up of numbers, while watching all the kit and looking for any early indicators of any problems. He also mentions why you will see some large numbers … don’t worry it’s just doing a complete file check.
As Andy says, they may have to do a complete rollback, it’s not envisaged but is always a possibility, so please don’t whine if it happens. By jumping in early you are taking a calculated risk.
Okay I think I said it enough times now, be it upon your own head.
So here’s the thread, good luck.
Thanks to Bruglir on the Warhammer Alliance forums.
UPDATE 4th July 2010: The file check process (9.7GB) on my machine is extremely slow, I’m getting about 1MB checked every 2/3 seconds, so be prepared for a long wait. I’m hoping that it’s not the same for everyone, otherwise people will be chewing the carpet with frustration and wouldn’t be a good introduction to Mythic, regardless of the reason for the sluggishness. I’ve probably been running the check for about 4 hours now, with about 3.8 GB checked.
Spec wise, I have a i7 920, 6GB Memory, WD 300GB Raptor sitting at the end of a 50MB internet connection, running Windows 7 x64 ultimate. Saying that, the disk is very full that Warhammer is installed on, with about 16GB free out of 225GB. The disk doesn’t require defraging.
UPDATE 2 4th July 2010: Had the process crash at 90%, however on restart it picked up from that file and carried on, which is a result, else I would have smashed my head into a wall. Still painfully slow, getting about 15 – 20K a second. Mmmm, pretty sure it’s not my internet connect. I’d love to do a tracert to the new war servers in Germany if I could get an ip address, something is definitely not right. I performed a reboot, just incase something OS wise had got barfed. Tried some downloads this morning just to test and was hitting 6.12MB a sec from a server in Europe.
UPDATE 3 4th July 2010 : In. Result. Okay when you log in for the first time, you’ll see the 2 sides and a servers button at the bottom. Click that server button. The server list will come up. Don’t panic when you see no characters listed against your old server. Just click on the server and connect. Your characters will be listed from that point forward. Enjoy.