Merges 2022

  • Ave Gladiators,



    on 21.06.2022, maintenance will be carried out to update the game to version v4.3.0 in preparation for the server merge. During the maintenance the servers may be offline for a few minutes. You can read the full changelog for version 4.3.0 here: Changelogs (game updates)


    The merges will run according to the schedule which will be added in this thread. Please note that servers will be merged in groups, not all at once, so keep an eye on this topic in the coming weeks to learn when and where exactly your server is going to be merged.



    The FAQ posted below contains everything that you need to know about the merge and what it will mean for you.




    Kind regards

    Your Gladiatus Team

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  • FAQ: (updated)


    Heroes of Rome, lend me your ears: the day of the server merge approaches!

    By merging provinces, we will bring stability to the Roman Empire and give them a new lease of life. Here is everything you need to know.


    We will be merging existing communities into newly launched servers as follows:


    - The destination servers for merges will be newly opened English servers.

    - There will be servers for 1x, 2x, 4x and 5x game speeds.

    - Players will be able to choose their own display and communication languages on the new servers.

    - Merges will be grouped based on community and speed settings and done in batches, instead of all at once.


    Name Conflicts


    - Character Names:

    If a name appears more than once, the corresponding character name will be given a code (e.g. Caesar will become Caesar#en20). Upon first logging in, you will then be able to choose a new name at no cost.

    If you do not have a name conflict but would like to have a new name, you will also have an opportunity to rename yourself once for free.


    - Guild Names:

    The same rules apply as with the character names. However, Guilds will not be forced to change their names after the server merge.


    Arena and Circus Turma

    - The Arena and Circus Turma pots will be reset.

    - Arena cooldown and attack protection will also be reset.


    Reports and Statistics

    - The following features will still be available on the destination server, but will not be migrated from the original server:

    - Battle reports

    - Statistics for first-time defeats of bosses

    - 7-day highscores

    - Recruiting messages


    Centurion

    - The Centurion periods will be extended by the duration of the server merge.


    Market, Merchant, and Auction House

    - Placed offers will still be available after the merge.

    - If the duration of an offer expires during the merge, the items will be returned as a package.

    - Bids on offers will be refunded.

    - Items sold to the Merchant can only be bought back after the merge if the Merchant has not been reset during the merge period. If the Merchant has been reset, no buy backs will be possible.



    Additional information:

    • packages duration will not be frozen/prolonged by the duration of the server merge. Therefore packages which are due to expire exactly on the merge day should be handled/taken care of beforehand for example a day before (added on 17.06 here: Merges 2022 )
    • we will close the signup (registration) on the source rounds for the merges 48h before their respective merge (added on 05.07 here: Merges 2022 )
    • server mergers do not affect vacation mode,
    • accounts marked for deletion during the merge will not be there afterwards (meaning if you set your account for deletion before merge, after the merge is finished/done that account will be gone). (added on 14.07 here: Merges 2022)
    • While the merge is running all affected servers (=target and source servers) will not be available for the whole duration of the merge process. Once the merge is finished, you will be able to play your accounts on the target servers and the source servers will be closed. We currently don't know for sure, how long the merge process itself will actually take. We'll keep you updated and will inform you, as soon as we know more about it. (added on 19.07.2022, here: Merges 2022 )
    • Mergers carried out on servers in your community may temporarily affect the cross realm arena and circus (Provinciarum Arena & Circus Provinciarum): if there are players from merged servers on the opponent list, attacking them will result in an error message that the battle could not take place. This issue is fixed during the automated opponent list generation on each server and should not persist for longer than 24h. (added on 21.07.2022, here: Merges 2022)



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    Translations of the FAQ (for the additional info please make sure to read the updated FAQ posted above in English):

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  • Plan for the first wave (batch) of merges:


    20.07. 2022 starting at 9:00 CEST -> Target EN 47 (1x speed)


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    25.07.2022 starting at 10:00 CEST -> Target EN 49 (2x speed)


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    26.07.2022 starting at 10:00 CEST -> Target EN 50 (4x speed)


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    nl_17


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    ru_21


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    yu_17 (ba17)

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    27.07. 2022 starting at 10:00 CEST-> Target EN 51 (5x speed)


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    en_37

    en_41


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    02.08.2022 starting at 9:00 -> Target EN 47 (1x speed)

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    pl_43
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    03.08.2022 starting at 10:00 -> Target EN 49 (2x speed)

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    pl_47
    pl_49
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    04.08.2022

    1) starting at 10:00 -> Target EN 55 (5x speed)

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    pl_46
    pl_51



    2) exact time unknown, starting once the previous merge (for EN55) is done -> Target EN 50 (4x speed)

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    Reminder: While the merge is running all affected servers (=target and source servers) will not be available for the whole duration of the merge process.


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    *Target = target server (one of the newly opened EN servers which are mentioned in the FAQ).



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  • Additional information regarding package duration:


    Please note that the packages duration will not be frozen/prolonged by the duration of the server merge. Therefore packages which are due to expire exactly on the merge day should be handled/taken care of beforehand (for example a day before).

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    Community Manager of Gladiatus [BA] [CZ] [DK] [EE] [FI] [LT] [LV] [NL] [NO] [PL] [SE] [TW]

  • Dear Players,


    we have to postpone the release of v4.3.1 and the first wave of merges.
    v4.3.1 is now planned to be released on 07.07.2022 (at 10:00 in DE and at 13:00 in all other communities) .


    And the new dates for the merges are as follows:


    Old date
    New date
    04.07 13.07 TBA
    05.07 14.07 TBA
    06.07 18.07 TBA
    07.07 19.07 TBA
    11.07 20.07 TBA



    Thank you for your patience and understanding.
    Your Gladiatus Team.

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  • FAQ - additional information:

    • Please note that we will close the signup (registration) on the source rounds for the merges 48h before their respective merge.

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  • Dear Players,


    The rollout for v4.3.1 has been postponed to Monday, 11.07.2022 (at 12:00 in DE and at 13:30 in all other communities).

    For now, this does not affect the date of the merges, but we will keep you informed in case of further changes and delays.



    Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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  • Ave Gladiators,


    due to unforeseen technical circumstances we are forced to delay v4.3.1 and the merges.
    v4.3.1 is now planned to be released on 18.07.2022 (at 10:00 in DE and at 13:00 in all other communities).


    However, no new date has been determined for the merges yet. Once the new merge date is set we'll let you know.


    We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.
    Gladiatus Team

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    Community Manager of Gladiatus [BA] [CZ] [DK] [EE] [FI] [LT] [LV] [NL] [NO] [PL] [SE] [TW]

  • FAQ - additional information:

    • server mergers do not affect vacation mode,
    • accounts marked for deletion during the merge will not be there afterwards (meaning if you set your account for deletion before merge, after the merge is finished/done that account will be gone).

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    Community Manager of Gladiatus [BA] [CZ] [DK] [EE] [FI] [LT] [LV] [NL] [NO] [PL] [SE] [TW]

  • Ave Gladiators,


    The new dates for the first wave of merges have been decided and are as follows:

    • 1st merge - 20.07.2022 starting at 9:00 CEST
    • 2nd merge - 25.07.2022 starting at 10:00 CEST
    • 3rd merge - 26.07.2022 starting at 10:00 CEST
    • 4th merge - 27.07.2022 starting at 10:00 CEST
    • 5th merge - 02.08.2022 at TBA


    For detailed plan please make sure to check this post: Plan for the first wave (batch) of merges


    There are currently no fixed starting times for the merges after the first one yet, we will share that information with you as soon as possible.


    Kind regards,

    Your Gladiatus Team.


    edit on 22.07: starting times added for merges on 25.07, 26.07 and 27.07

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  • Dear Players,


    Please note that while the merge is running all affected servers (=target and source servers) will not be available for the whole duration of the merge process. Once the merge is finished, you will be able to play your accounts on the target servers and the source servers will be closed.


    We currently don't know for sure, how long the merge process itself will actually take. We'll keep you updated and will inform you, as soon as we know more about it.


    Thank you for your patience and understanding.


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    REMINDER: (Concerning only EN community) The first merge will be done tomorrow, 20.07.2022 starting at 9:00 CEST


    For detailed plan please make sure to check this post: Merges 2022



    /edit on 20.07.022 @17:50

    We had to stop today's EN merge due to unexpected issues that did not occur during our internal merge tests.
    Source servers that were supposed to be merged today will be reopened, so you can play your accounts on the old rounds.
    The merge process will be restarted tomorrow, 21.07.2022 at 9:30 CEST.
    We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused and appreciate your understanding as we work to resolve these issues.




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  • Additional information:


    Mergers carried out on servers in your community may temporarily affect the cross realm arena and circus (Provinciarum Arena & Circus Provinciarum). If there are players from merged servers on the opponent list, attacking them will result in an error message that the battle could not take place.
    This issue is fixed during the automated opponent list generation on each server and should not persist for longer than 24h.

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    Community Manager of Gladiatus [BA] [CZ] [DK] [EE] [FI] [LT] [LV] [NL] [NO] [PL] [SE] [TW]

  • Dear Players,


    today's merge for the target server EN47 has been completed.

    Please note that due to the high load shortly after the merge, you may experience longer loading times or smaller issues in the game.

    We are monitoring the situation and ask for your patience as we work to resolve these problems.

    Due to this we will also leave the signup closed on this round (EN47) until the situation has improved again.

    Edit on 22.07.2022 @ 15:25 Signup (registration) on EN47 (merged yesterday) has been opened.


    Kind regards,

    Your Gladiatus Team

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  • Ave Gladiators,


    Next week merges:
    • July 25th – 2nd Merge - Target EN 49
    • July 26th – 3rd Merge - Target EN 50
    • July 27th – 4th Merge - Target EN 51


    will be starting at 10:00 CEST


    :!:For detailed plan please make sure to check this post: Plan for the first wave (batch) of merges. :!:

    :!:The FAQ posted above contains everything that you need to know about the merge and what it will mean for you.:!:


    Kind regards
    Your Gladiatus Team

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  • Ave Gladiators,


    the 5th Merge - Target EN51, EN50, EN49, EN47 previously planned for August 2nd has been split into 3 days, and will run as follows:


    02.08.2022 starting at 9:00 -> Target EN 47 (1x speed)

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    pl_43
    pl_45
    pl_48



    03.08.2022 starting at 10:00 -> Target EN 49 (2x speed)

    pl_34
    pl_38
    pl_40
    pl_42
    pl_44
    pl_47
    pl_49
    pl_50
    pl_52



    04.08.2022

    1) starting at 10:00 -> Target EN 51 (5x speed)

    pl_35
    pl_37
    pl_46
    pl_51



    2) exact time unknown, starting once the previous merge (for EN51) is done -> Target EN 50 (4x speed)

    pl_36
    pl_39

    pl_41



    Reminder: While the merge is running all affected servers (=target and source servers) will not be available for the whole duration of the merge process.



    The main post containing the Plan for the first wave (batch) of merges has been updated.

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  • Ave Gladiators,


    Due to the performance issues on en_51, the rounds planned to be moved on 04.08.2022 onto en_51 will instead move to en_55.


    The main post containing the Plan for the first wave (batch) of merges has been updated.

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  • 2) exact time unknown, starting once the previous merge (for EN55) is done -> Target EN 50 (4x speed)

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    pl_39

    pl_41

    We aim to start the merge for Target EN50 at noon/12:00 CEST.

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