We have talked to many players and done quite a bit of research, including several voting polls that have had good turnout from our gaming community.
The results of these polls and this research have led us to a hard decision, but one we think this is the best way to make the most possible people happy:
We will be applying the Regenesis patch to Monkey Dynasty.
I know some of you read this and your hearts sank a little, but don't worry, we have a plan for those who are unable to play Regenesis.
What is going to happen is whenever the Regenesis patch is released on Monkey Dynasty, we will be 'forking' the server in to two different servers. This means that you will be able to play Monkey Dynasty with the Regenesis patch, or you will be able to continue playing Monkey Dynasty with another patch that is the very last patch before Regenesis, the Autumn patch from last year. Of course you are able to play both as well.
To clarify, this means your characters and accounts would stay the same on both servers, your log in info, current banana balance, current jaden balance, everything will be imported for the 'forking' of the server.
This also means any progress you make on the Sunstrider server will not count to the Regenesis server, and vice versa. From the point that we fork the server, the two resulting servers will continue onward independentally, with no sharing of character data, progress, bananas, etc. between servers. This will also involve separate websites for the Regenesis and Sunstrider servers to keep everything separate.
We believe this leaves the opportunity for all players to still play MD in one form or another.
After the move is done, there will be no more major patches for our Sunstrider server, but we will continue to develop on the server, add custom items, etc. The Sunstrider server will absolutely never receive the Regenesis patch. If you continue to work on your character on the Sunstrider server, it will not be transferable to the Regenesis server, you will have whatever you had when the copy was done. It will not be an option to copy again, but we may add some options to transfer items via the Banana shop in the near future.
Major development would continue on the Regenesis server, we would work towards obtaining ascension files for the new classes and towards building new customs. New customs that are released on the Regenesis server will be released on the Sunstrider server as long as they work there.
Anything we can get working on the Sunstrider server that comes from the Regenesis server will be added. We will continue to do faction and gear changes, and other related Banana shop purchases.
If you donate on one server it will not count to your current banana balance on both servers. Donating on Sunstrider will only effect your Sunstrider balance, and donated on Regenesis will only effect your Regenesis balance.
I think I've covered everything in this post, but if you have any further questions OTHER than "when" please post below.
It's finally starting to feel like spring around here, and we wanted to get everyone in the spring spirit by sharing some double vote rewards for the next few days!
We have some other exciting surprises in the works as well, so keep your eyes peeled for those!
Some of you have been having login issues for the past 5-6 hours. This is because we have been under repeated DDoS attacks for the past few days.
Fortunately, we have some great DDoS protection which is filtering the attack and preventing disconnects and problems for the majority of players.
Unfortunately, some legitimate users end up getting caught in the filtering as well. There isn't a lot you can do about this other than give it a little time and try again, or try clicking the forgot login timeout button in the launcher a few times and trying again.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience while we deal with more disgruntled DDoS'rs.
This has absolutely nothing to do with the game, but a friend has entered this contest. Some may know it, it's Funk Volumes don't funk up our beats contest. Hosted by Hopsin, RA da Rugged Man and Xzibit.
Check out our friend Prada West's entry here and please, vote for it if you enjoy it.
Having the most votes doesn't guarantee a win for you, but it would be greatly appreciated if we could show him our support. Thank you.
As some of you have noticed over the past week or so, there have been voting issues affecting a subset of players (as it turns out, those with IPv6 support).
The root issue was how we were handling IPv6 address forwarding from our CDN. It appears to be due to a change that Comcast (and perhaps Cloudflare) made last week to how their core internet addressing worked.
Short version is voting is working again for those who were having trouble, enjoy!