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Sony Online Entertainment announces Vanguard server merges

Rubi Bayer, @@rubi_

Remember those rumors of a server merge for Vanguard back at the end of April? The game's Lead Developer made a forum post indicating that server merges were on the horizon, stating that the team was "finalizing the process," and that official word would be out soon. We contacted SOE to clarify and were told that there were no plans on the horizon for server merges.

That horizon seems to have changed, according to the emails that arrived in the inboxes of Vanguard players today: "Beginning July 7th, 2010 at approximately 10:00 AM PDT, we will start the process of merging the three current U.S. servers of Telon into one server." The Halgar server will follow in August, joining the others as part of the new merged server.

All details of the merge have been emailed to players affected, and there is an ongoing poll in the Vanguard forums to name the new server.

[Thanks to many of our readers for the tip!]

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