An announcement on OMD!U European Publishing
We’ve been pretty busy over here on Orcs Must Die! Unchained. Temper is finally back in the game, and we’re working on a ton of polish these days. It’s been a long road to get here, but we’ve got our best days ahead of us. With that in mind, I wanted to let you know about some big changes coming up.
Our European publisher, Gameforge, has been a valuable and supportive partner over the last 3+ years. After careful consideration, we have made the joint decision to combine the European and North American players under the single Robot Entertainment banner. This means that Robot Entertainment will be taking over the publishing and support for all of our players and that we can finally give our community one of their biggest requests – a single account system so you can play with your friends from anywhere in North America and Europe.
But how is this going to work? On March 21st, Gameforge will be emailing each of its OMDU players a unique migration code. Those players will be able to use that unique code to migrate their Gameforge account data to a Robot Entertainment account. More details can be found in the FAQ at the bottom of this post.
We look forward to getting to know the EU community and making sure that they are as close to us here at Robot Entertainment as the rest of the community has become.
VP of Production
Q. How do I migrate my account?
A. The procedure below applies to Gameforge users, Gameforge Portal users and Steam users.
- You will receive an email containing a migration code on March 21st, 2017.
- Register a new account at https://orcsmustdie.com/#!/en/migrate (not yet active) using this code.
- When registering, you will need to enter your unique code and the tool will then migrate your Gameforge account game progress to your new Robot Entertainment account.
- If your name is already in use, you will have to pick a new one.
Q. Where will Gameforge be sending the codes?
A. Migration codes will be sent to the email address that is associated with your Gameforge Orcs Must Die! Unchained account. Please make sure that this information is up to date. Without your code, you will not be able to migrate your accounts.
Q. When should I expect to get my code by email?
A. Emails containing your account migration codes will be sent out on March 21st.
Q. Can I migrate my account to Robot Entertainment before this time?
A. No. Migration will first be opened on March 21st, 2017.
Q. Will I need to create a new OMDU account?
A. You will need to have a Robot Entertainment account. Your migration code email will contain a link to a setup tool on OrcsMustDie.com that will help walk you through the process of creating a Robot Entertainment account if you do not already have one.
Q. Can I keep my username?
A. Since you are migrating to a server with an existing user population, you will not be able to keep your username if someone else has already taken it. You will need to enter your username when registering a new account with Robot Entertainment.
Q. Will I keep all of my in-game progress and purchases?
A. Yes. Your Gameforge account details will be migrated to your Robot Entertainment account. Anything that is stackable – traps and consumables – will be added to whatever is already on your Robot Entertainment account, if anything.
Q. What if I have already played and made progress in my existing Robot Entertainment account?
A. Anything not stackable will be assigned to your account according to whichever value is higher. For example, if you have a level 7 Robot Entertainment account and a level 40 Gameforge account, the resulting account after the migration will be a level 40 account. Here’s a full list of what is included in this category:
- Trap tier
- Account Level
- Starred Maps and Unlocked Buckets
- High scores and leaderboard progress
- Heroes and Skins
You will not carry over any friends, guilds, or guild status.
Q. What about my trap parts?
A. You will get all of your trap parts. If you have slotted them already, they will simply be returned to your inventory. You will need to re-slot them after the migration.
Q. What about my gold, how will that work?
A. Any unspent gold will be migrated and converted to the Robot Entertainment rate and added to the Robot Entertainment account.
Q. Will my game and network performance be negatively affected?
A. We will be maintaining EU servers for OMDU. If you are playing using matchmaking, or with region-local friends, your network performance will not be negatively affected. If you intentionally play custom matches with a friend overseas, you may experience some minor network lag depending on your network connection and internet service provider.
Q. Will I now play with the North American players?
A. All OMDU players will now be able to become friends and play with one another. There will be a single Robot Entertainment account system.
Q. Will the EU and NA communities continue to be separate?
A. We are still working out the specifics, but we fully intend to maintain EU and NA communities on the Orcs Must Die! website. Our goal is to foster one big, happy OMDU community as much as we can while still making sure we pay specific attention to regional communities.
Q. When will the Gameforge EU servers close?
A. The Gameforge EU service will remain live until March 14th, 2017. From that day on, the Gameforge EU servers will be shut down. You will be able to migrate your account from March 21st, 2017 onwards. You can find more information about the migration process in Question 1 of the FAQ and/or the instruction e-mail that Gameforge sends on March 21st.
Q. Can I access all services until then?
A. Gameforge’s Support system and forums will remain active until April 30th, 2017.
Q. How long do I have to migrate my account?
A. Players will have until September 30th, 2017 to initiate the migration of their account to the Robot Entertainment servers. After that date, no data can be migrated over.
Robot Entertainment | Marketing Manager