As many of you have heard, the new client that has been on the beta server for many weeks is ready for release. The official release date will be Tuesday, January 13th. At 9 AM EST the server will be brought down for updating. The estimated down time for this update will be between 3-4 hours. During this time the server may come up and go down while I’m testing and fixing things. A post will be made to clarify when the server is completely ready.
Originally the plan was to release on Monday, however due to problems with setting up the new installer, I wanted to give you guys more time to download the new installer and prepare your computers to connect with the new client.
You can be sure you are ready to connect by connecting to the test server after installing the new client. The test server’s database is based on the database from around November, this means if you have changed your password since then, you will need to login with your old password.
If you are having problems connecting to the test server or the live server after release you can check this guide to assist in trouble shooting your connection problem: Connectivity Issues
If you are on a mac you will need to install windows on your mac to be able to connect after Tuesday’s restart. A guide to installing windows on a mac is posted here: Connecting to L1.5 with Macs
Here are the download links for the new installers:
Description: This installer is a smaller file that downloads the actual game client from the internet seperate from your browser to provide a more stable connection for those who have issues with downloading large files.
Single File Installer
Description: This installer contains the whole set of files self contained allowing you to download the whole thing through your download client or web browser.
Some Mirrors will be uploaded as soon as I finish uploading the Single File Installer.
Once you have the game installed and tested working on the test server (choose L1.5 Test on the server select) then you are ready for the release on Tuesday.
I’m working hard to make this update as smooth as possible.