We wanted to give you more details on the Founder’s Servers and make an announcement on the current status of regional servers.
[Founder’s Server Details]
Open : 2 a.m. EDT on the 29th of March, 2016
We have been able to get rough estimates of how many players will access the game during the Early Access period thanks to the sales data.
Through our past experience, we’ve discovered what we call an optimal player-per-server ratio to allow pleasant gameplay. After looking at the data, we’ve decided to be more conservative than usual and lower the player-to-server ratio in order to make sure that there will be no waiting queues as we promised.
We will have additional servers on standby in case there is a sudden influx of players when the servers open. An announcement will be made 30 minutes to 1 hour prior to opening those servers in such case.
We are aware that many players have been requesting regional servers. However, we have come to the conclusion that we cannot create and sustain regional servers based on the data up to this point. Please take a look at the raw purchase data provided by Steam below for your reference.
That being said, we will consider creating regional servers later down the line if we see enough support from those regions. Most importantly, we will be offering a 1-time Team transfer to regional servers if and when they are created. Only 1 Team transfer will be offered to each Steam account.
[Sales Data from Steam]
We hope that this announcement will answer some of the questions that many of you have been asking. We thank you for all of the support and enthusiasm offered by the community and hope that we will be able to work together towards mutual benefits.
Link to another important announcement
Current Plans Regarding the Transition to F2P