Lost Ark is planning server merges to enhance the group gameplay experience in the open world of Arkesia.

Why Server Merges Are Happening

The primary reason for server merges is to address low population servers.

By merging servers with lower populations, Lost Ark aims to create a more populated and active player base, which can lead to several benefits:

  • Shorter queue times in raids: With more players on a single server, you'll likely experience shorter queue times for activities like dungeons and raids.
  • More vibrant economy: A larger player base can lead to a more active and healthy economy within the game. This can benefit players who buy and sell items on the marketplace.
  • More opportunities for social interaction: With more players online, you'll have more opportunities to interact with other players, make friends, and find groups for activities.

When And Where Are Server Merges Happening?

Amazon Games is planning two rounds of server merges in March 2024:

  • March 6th
  • March 13th

The merge will affect NA West, NA East, and SA servers.

Potential Downside Of Server Merges

While server merges can offer several benefits, there is a potential downside to consider:

  • Higher ping for some players distant from the server: With more players on a single server, the server may experience occasional lag, especially during peak hours.

Potential Ping Concerns

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