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Postby Harboe » 06 Jan 2020 17:44

Hello guys,

I believe the time has come for the US server to go into retirement. It had a good run, but as you all know, even good things must come to an end at some point.

Timeline:

2012, December 1st The first Not Aion US server opened in Dallas, Texas, with its own staff team (https://forum.notaion.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3024)

2013, May 11th US server was relocated to a host in Chicago, Illinois, to cope with heavy DDoS attacks at the time (https://forum.notaion.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=3987)

2014, February 27th US server relocated back to Dallas, Texas, because the Chicago host turned out to be shit. (https://forum.notaion.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=5481)

2014, October 5th US server relocated back to Chicago, Illinois (https://forum.notaion.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=6323)

2014-2019 The US server goes through periods of ups and downs with peak population of 120-130 concurrent online players in 2016 after the release of 5.0 in the summer. Number slowly fade over the years. In 2018, a peak of a little over 60 concurrent players is hit with the release of 5.8 and the revival of Tiamaranta's Eye as Open World map, but numbers quickly decrease again.

2019, February 21st US server is converted to 4.6 (https://forum.notaion.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=9838) and converted back to 6.5 when the 4.6 adventure ends on April 3rd, 2019.

2020, January 6th The US server draws its final breath. Only a handful of players have logged in for the past months. The adventure is finally at its end.


Best regards,
Harboe
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Re: US server retirement

Postby Hydro » 06 Jan 2020 19:23

RIP NA, was a good run! :feelssadman:
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Re: US server retirement

Postby Rospet » 06 Jan 2020 19:30

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Re: US server retirement

Postby gladi201 » 06 Jan 2020 19:31

feelsbadman ill miss it ty for those years
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Re: US server retirement

Postby Clover » 06 Jan 2020 19:42

u missed the most important highlight: october, 2018 clover become gm
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Re: US server retirement

Postby Snacks » 06 Jan 2020 20:01

Its been a good ride, thank you for the good times as staff, and being the idiots you guys on NA always were.

So long, and farewell.

- Snacks

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Re: US server retirement

Postby Harboe » 06 Jan 2020 20:23

You're obviously welcome to add your own highlights to the thread!
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Re: US server retirement

Postby Snacks » 06 Jan 2020 20:28

Ill see what I have :)

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Re: US server retirement

Postby gladi201 » 06 Jan 2020 20:39

NA the elite server forever </3
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Re: US server retirement

Postby Hydro » 06 Jan 2020 21:08

My favourite memory was the first time my delivery shugo died in 4.0 and my best friend took a picture of it for memory, to this day it still happens... rip joe :peperip:

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Re: US server retirement

Postby Bl00dbutter » 06 Jan 2020 21:56

The notaion NA server will be greatly missed, so many great memories. I'll never forget the fun I had during KoRs, especially 5.X.... truly the peak of aion pvp.... I'll miss you NA server Q___Q
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Re: US server retirement

Postby wbzaki » 06 Jan 2020 23:50

As a US player for many many years I came to !Aion in 2013 after I quit retail due to the constant grinding alongside my work and social life changing out of high school. Reading this made me emotional, I understand it is just a game (you're not wrong) but as someone who has spent that amount of time on the server it's only appropriate to feel some sort of loss.

I appreciate you, Harboe for putting up with me over the years even though I was not the most stellar person but I like to belive I've grown up alot even though to this day I still stand by me saying i was trolling (lol).

For those of you who are reading this and were active players on NA before the decline of numbers I'd like to say thanks for zerging me, it really humbled me.

I'd like to think I'll continue to play on !EU but for those who i'll never play with again, I want to say thank you for the fun times and goodbye.

Wish you all the best, :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Re: US server retirement

Postby Dalton » 07 Jan 2020 00:34

RIP NA server, many great memories were made here, I will always miss all the friends that were made along the way :~)
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Re: US server retirement

Postby Youmu » 07 Jan 2020 00:53

Me quiero cortar los hue_os.
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Re: US server retirement

Postby Philya » 07 Jan 2020 00:57

Part of the journey is the end :'(
Just gotta appreciate all the moments i've had in this server, all the pvp and toxicity were so enjoyable <3.
Special thanks to @Harboe for keeping it alive for so long, and @William for making NA server so funny when server wasn't so dead.
Gonna miss lots of ppl i played with, elyos and asmos, maybe too many to name them.
Hope yall are doing well irl!
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