Regarding the World Merge Schedule for Certain Worlds

As previously announced, World Merge was postponed due to the delay of the major update it was scheduled to coincide with. The timing for the major update has since been set, and we would like to share with you the revised World Merge schedule.

Please refer to the notes listed under “Guidance on the World Merge” below for more details.

[Guidance on the World Merge]

– Schedule
World Merge will be performed during the upcoming maintenance scheduled for May 10, 2011. Once the maintenance is complete, characters from the “Source Worlds” will be migrated automatically to the “Destination Worlds.”

* The schedule for the maintenance will be released at a later date.

– Details on the World Merge
The following is a list of Worlds designated for the World Merge.

Source World -> Destination World

Ramuh -> Bahamut
Alexander -> Shiva
Titan -> Phoenix
Gilgamesh -> Carbuncle
Unicorn -> Fenrir
Ifrit -> Odin
Diabolos -> Siren
Caitsith -> Ragnarok

* Other Worlds will not be affected.

– Things to note for the World Merge

Character Data:
Other than the data listed below, all character data will be transferred to the new World. This includes character status, items held by the character, items stored in Mog safes, banks, and the like, as well as items held by NPCs, gil, and key items.

Character Name:
In cases where a character with the same name already exists on the “Destination World,” you may be required to change the name of your character. If this is necessary, your character name on the character selection screen before login will be displayed in yellow. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the change.

Changing the character name will not affect data such as your Friends List.

Items stored in the Delivery Box or Auction House:
Items and gil stored in the Delivery Box or Auction House will be deleted automatically when the World Merge takes place. Please move them to your character’s belongings or Mog Safe before the World Merge.

Please note that items and gil lost in the merge cannot be restored through the Item Restoration service.

* Items and gil will only be deleted on the “Source World.” There will be no impact on the “Destination World.”

Linkshell, Pearlsack and Linkpearl:
Pearlsacks and linkpearls cannot be carried over to the “Destination World,” and will disappear during the World Merge. Linkshell owners will receive an unopened linkshell when they log into the “Destination World” for the first time. Unopened linkshells will not be affected by the merge.

Please note that you will need to create a new linkshell community after creating a new linkshell on the “Destination World.”

– Suspension of the World Transfer Service
The World Transfer service was suspended as of Mar. 7, 2011 7:00 (PDT). It will resume once the World Merge is complete.

– Suspension of Character Creation
As of Mar. 2, 2011 5:00 (PDT), the following functions were disabled on “Source Worlds” and “Destination Worlds.” Once World Merge is complete they will be restored.
* Creation of new characters on the affected worlds
* Use of Gold World Passes on the affected worlds

–  Suspension of Character Reactivation Service
The character reactivation service was suspended as of Mar. 7, 2011 7:00 (PDT). Because it will take additional time to merge the character data from the “Source Worlds” and “Destination Worlds,” this service will not be immediately available following completion of the World Merge. Once a recovery date is determined we will make an announcement.