The Story of Aukumea (NA West) How a server was murdered

Agreed. A significant portion of the Aukumea economy was siphoned off to another server, and we were left with 2 territories that were owned by a company that was no longer on the server

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Am on Aukumea. Can confirm. And with the latest batch of people leaving this weekend, I fear the server is about to be left pretty barren. Aukumea has been ravaged.

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Aukumea veteran here. I can confirm this accounting of events. Maybe some minute difference in details. But it does highlight the gist of it. When all this went down, players did reach out to AGS asking them to investigate the behavior and the impact it had and still has on the server. Silence, as expected.

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Can confirm all of this. I’m currently on Aukumea waiting to transfer as soon as Amazon can fix the trading post/transfer bug. What Elysian did killed the server.

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yup that about sums it up

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@Zin_Ramu @Luxendra
Examples like this are why all player control over Settlements should be ended.
It was a nice experiment, but just like forced PvP in Alpha, some players will ruin everything they can.
Removing player control over settlements will not only solve a lot of issues but open up new opportunities.

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Can confirm this all happened. Downgraded Everfall into the ground and leeched like 1,000,000+ gold from the server. 600,000 confirmed from taxes AFTER the company left, which means there was lots more they got from before the departure.

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On Aukumea as well, and the retelling nailed everything that has happened. Also over the past week, the largest Covenant and the largest Maruader companies have dissolved and moved off the server as well taking even more wealth and leaving the server with a dwindling player count. The server is really in a rough point at this moment. It desperately needs the connected trade posts and to merge with another server. We would transfer to another server, but half of our company has already used their transfer token to come join us since they originally couldn’t create characters on this server.

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It can’t be emphasized enough. Server mergers need to happen sooner rather than later.

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And end up merged into a server with the same griefing Company?
Bans need to go out first.
This sounds like an obvious thing to say but it is in fact not. There is still no proof of bans for the lag exploitation and invincibility cheats that were rampant two week ago.

And @Luxendra kindly remind the devs that it is prioriting server transfers, and giving away free server transfers, which literally enabled the griefing behavior described by the OP.

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Same happend atm on Gorias. All taxes on extreme … :expressionless:

Besides the situation being bad, this reads like the game been running for months, while it’s only 5 weeks.

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Well and rightly said.

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I just hope we can have a merge sometime in the near future.

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In agreement here. People are just too rotten for this to work out as intended. It really needs to be adjusted.

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It’s not even a new thing. Weeks ago cheaters won settlements with lag exploitation and planned to do this sort of burn and embezzle because they knew FREE transfers were coming.

The Free Transfers are literally what’s making this possible. Players would probably think twice about it if they had to spend IRL money to transfer.

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If they’re siphoning off millions of coin a $14.99 transfer fee might make them think twice…before they transfer.

Server transfers were a triage situation for AGS but I’ve heard several server horror stories now, caused by transfers.

The commonest scenario seems to be a large group (conveniently filthy rich and outfitted in full voidbent) coming to a healthy server, dumping mass items on the market with trashes the economy and utterly dumpsters server balance.

Server merges may help, but unless chosen very carefully at AGS, could even make things worse.

LMAO this was the best thing ive read all day!

Please post your “proof” as we are all eager to see it.

BTW Elysian here, Do Better.

What is this post supposed to get you? We played the game