While the New World team is mostly now off for the holidays, there are still pending matters to be addressed in the new year. With the recent slate of server merges that happened over the past few weeks behind us, and more merges and updates to come, pending resolution of certain issues, some are still asking about regional transfers.
The subject of region transfers has been coming up since the beginning, when demand was overwhelming. Amazon doubled the number of servers, promising free transfers later if you started on a lower population server. It was then revealed that the server transfers promised only applied within the same region, but a megathread on the forums with community manager and dev support was made to see if the interest was there for region transfers.
At the beginning of December, that thread was closed with a notice that there could be two possible solutions they could try with regards to regional transfers. Since one of the questions posed to the community was whether they would prefer an option based on speed of delivery or to wait longer but have a more polished option, it became clearer what this might mean heading into 2022.
“There is clearly interest in cross-region server transfers. While we have plans for an elegant solution in the long term, we are currently working on a near-term solution that will get you to the region you want to be in (though housing ownership will be impacted). Work is ongoing but we estimate the near term solution will be available in early 2022.”
Since it has been a while, and now that server merges may have impacted player experiences more, yesterday, Community Manager TrevzorFTW updated in response to a new request. He says that the team is actively working on region transfers and will share more info when they are ready. It looks like that near-term option is still in the works, but we’ll have to wait for the coming weeks to see the initial resolution plans.