You can guess from the title and video, but yes: Philia and Aurelia will merge into one server. This means Philia and Aurelia will get a complete reset for this merge. The video covers the main reasons, as well as a little spoiler of another person coming to help Ergo run the server, but I'll list and explain the main reasons. I will ALSO be listing some of the new features that this new server will have so get ready for a long list. Main Reasons for this Merge 1. Time Management This merge will save Ergo time in trying to get bug fixes, updates, new features, etc to everyone. This time will be spent on actually expanding the server instead of restarting it. 2. Two completely different servers Instead of having two similar and one random survival server, it was best to just have two servers (as it was originally for more than 2 years) where each one is different. This way, players can see the two servers in action and pick the one they wish to play on. Plus, if they wish to experience a different challenge, they can just hop onto the other server. 3. Everything can be kept longer! This mainly means that there will be longer times between resets. As stated in the video, we've been having a restart for a server every 3 months or so. With this merge, we can keep the server longer. The main question people will ask is: Why Philia?! Lothar has been the 'bread and butter' of the server since it's start and we wish to keep it that way. Philia is also still relatively new and has had a lot of changes to it (including no more grinders). With this merge, we can improve upon the many issues Philia has been having. Key Features 1. LESS LAG This merge we are trying to target people with lower end pcs (those that aren't super computers) as well as new players to the multiplayer world. The spawn will be very basic with warps to different areas. We want this server to be as lag free as possible. Merging these two will also let us increase the render distance to 7-8, more so than what's currently available. We are also carrying over our rule of NO MAN-MADE GRINDERS. This means that all grinders must be done naturally, with the spawner where it is and work around it. We will NOT be compensating anymore for spawners, so either break them or work around them. We will not be placing any spawners for people, whether it be an intentional break or accidental. 2. PLAYER WARPS This idea of player warps to shops/towns has been going around for a while, but this new server will now have player warps available for sell (Process will be explained at a later date). These will replace our main player shop market that we have right now. These warps will help promote player towns as well as get the economy running for players. 3. ECONOMY CHANGES This is the big thing for all players. This new economy will be solely player based. All prices will be determined by players (diamonds will still be the only fixed price for 100 per). There will be no sell shop at ALL to admin shop. You are welcome to buy from admin shop, but there will be no way to sell to our admin shop. This is to prevent our economy from collapsing, like it's done from before. With the player warps also, we will see more player to player interaction with selling, which is what we want our new server to be. 4. CRATES AND KEYS Crates and keys will be changed from what they have been before. The crates will be like CSGO, where each crate has items ranked from common - super rare. More info on the crates and keys will follow once the server is up and running. 5. PVP Arena We're going back to old school where we only have an arena for players to PvP in. That being said, instead of losing all your items and gear upon losing, you will pay a cut of your money instead. It will basically be sort of like a tournament style where you win money at the end. 6. RANKS WILL CONVERT TO NEW RANKS People who've played on Aurelia will know that some people have old donator ranks and some will have new ranks. We are converting all old ranks into new ranks. We also will be keeping all commands from Lothar/Philia to this new server, so it will be less confusing for individuals. SERVER IS UP AND RUNNING! WELCOME TO SOPHUS!