Account Inactivity Policy

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[GM]Blade
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Account Inactivity Policy

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Re: Account Inactivity Policy

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Dear Players,

As you are aware that A3 Mania is more than 15 years old and we are heading towards our 16th Anniversary, as a part of our internal code-base restructuring, we are implementing few changes with respect to inactive accounts.

Active Accounts
  1. Active accounts will be hosted on live databases that are optimized for speed. You should notice very fast loading times for Characters, Item Storage and Mercenaries.
  2. Maintain sufficient account activity and login once a month atleast to keep the accounts in the active state.
Inactive Accounts
  1. Accounts that haven't been logged in for 3 months or more will be categorized as Inactive Accounts.
  2. Once the account is marked as inactive, you will no longer be able to login.
  3. The account and character data of these accounts will be moved to secondary servers.
  4. It is possible to activate the account within 6 months of inactivity. The character data and account data will then be moved to the live servers.
Archived Accounts
  1. Accounts that have been inactive for more than 6 months will be categorized as Archived Accounts.
  2. All the account and character data of archived accounts will be moved from A3 Mania's secondary storage servers to AWS Glacier.
  3. At this point, it may not be possible to restore the account and characters since there will be AWS Glacier charges to access the archival data which will be around $120-$150 per account, depending on how long it has been since the account was archived.
  4. Recovery will be subject to Management's decisions. We will not recover storage accounts and accounts that are not in a playable state.
Due to the extensive usage of A3 Mania surpassing other servers and the system not originally designed to accommodate such a vast accumulation of accounts and characters, we've implemented a policy to archive old accounts and transfer their data to cold storage. This will ensure optimum and lag-free experience for active players.

*Inactive Acounts: Accounts without sufficient online and gameplay activity.
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Re: Account Inactivity Policy

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We are currently running an archive on the first set of inactive accounts to free up space for newer characters and improve server performance. We are estimating an archival of more than 45,000 accounts. The archival is currently on-going and is expected to finish in the next 6 hours. There might be a performance degradation during the migration progress on the live servers and should stabilize in few hours.

If your old inactive account is part of the archival accounts, you could re-activate them for a nominal fee in the next 3 months post which the accounts will be moved to cold storage.
Regards,
[GM]Scar
A3 Mania Server Dev.
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