First of all – a big welcome to all of our NA players into our newest NA server! Our team worked through the night to bring it live relatively quickly and smoothly in time for our players to hop during the afternoon and evening. We are monitoring any issues players are experiencing as they continue to merge, and you can leave feedback in this thread: http://forums.gamers...merge-feedback/
Several weeks ago, we ran a poll to gather suggestions for possible names for new servers on each platform (PC/PS4/X1). We take your input very seriously – in fact, Citadel was largely chosen because of its popularity among EU voters. That said, we factor these suggestions as part of our overall decision-making process. At the end of the day, we have to make sure the server name fits within the APB world, makes sense from a design perspective, and of course takes player input into account.
Many of you have been vocal about the name ‘Union’ that was chosen for the new server, and are disappointed that some other requested names were not chosen instead. So why did we decide to go with that instead of other popular suggestions?
We did receive write-in votes for ‘Union’, and after a lot of debate felt that it was a stronger choice based on the previously mentioned criteria than the other pre-selected names. We hoped that you would have agreed, but clearly we got it wrong. Sorry about that.
Can we call it something else?
The runner-up names to ‘Citadel’ were ‘Jericho’, ‘Agrotech’ and ‘Somatic’ across all platforms, and the idea was to save these names for the upcoming PS4 and X1 versions. However – considering your feedback we want to let you decide which of these names to claim in a finalist voting round. Or, for the players for whom ‘Union’ is growing on we can simply stick with the current name. So whatever your preference, cast your vote here by Sunday 6/7, 11:59 PM PDT: https://www.surveygi...r-Merge-Re-vote
But ‘Joker’ must live on!
There are some vocal Joker players that would prefer to see the ‘Joker’ server name live on. Ultimately, every new server in the history of APB has received a new name and it’s important to carry that on to give each world a chance to form its own distinct identity. However – we know how important your original server names are to you and will let you preserve them. Starting this week we will be sending out the first set of early-bird merge rewards that include exclusive character titles with your original server name. Wear these Trailblazer titles proudly to display the birthplace of your character!
So welcome again to the new NA server! We look forward to hearing your feedback in the coming week and will announce the new (or existing) name afterward. Please use the link above to vote - while you are free to discuss in this thread, only poll results will be considered.