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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzszz View Post
    Servers were moved to germany long before CryEngine came - has the half-life period of forum info decreased that much in the meantime?

    Is there still someone out there who remembers Marco Behrmann? The game and it's forums have become such a farce...
    LOL ah Marco... love the guy. Always fun reading his posts. Yeah I don't recall them moving the servers either, I was just looking to see if I could find some more info on the server site. I do remember them upgrading but for the life of me can't find the damn post.

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    A short history of MindArk server locations:

    2003: MindArk enters agreement with Telia to provide server-hosting (http://www.entropiaplanets.com/wiki/..._Strike_a_Deal)

    2005: MindArk's prospectus (http://www.mindark.com/press/press-r...rospekt_en.pdf) states the location of 'the company’s operational server system' to be located at TeliaSonera in Stockholm.

    2007: MindArk announced they were upgrading their server park. (http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...r-Park-Upgrade)
    Research by players showed that it was now being managed by above-net, in the Netherlands (http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...s-Confirmation)

    March 2009: MindArk enters agreement with Interxion (http://www.interxion.com/Documents/C...NDARK%20CS.pdf)
    Interxion is headquartered in the Netherlands with data centres in 11 countries across Europe, and the notice of agreement does not state the specific site used by MindArk. However, a notice of server failure in April 2009 confirms the location of the servers to be in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands (http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...tatus-09-04-25)

    I see no record of the servers EVER being located in Germany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serica View Post
    A short history of MindArk server locations:

    2003: MindArk enters agreement with Telia to provide server-hosting (http://www.entropiaplanets.com/wiki/..._Strike_a_Deal)

    2005: MindArk's prospectus (http://www.mindark.com/press/press-r...rospekt_en.pdf) states the location of 'the company’s operational server system' to be located at TeliaSonera in Stockholm.

    2007: MindArk announced they were upgrading their server park. (http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...r-Park-Upgrade)
    Research by players showed that it was now being managed by above-net, in the Netherlands (http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...s-Confirmation)

    March 2009: MindArk enters agreement with Interxion (http://www.interxion.com/Documents/C...NDARK%20CS.pdf)
    Interxion is headquartered in the Netherlands with data centres in 11 countries across Europe, and the notice of agreement does not state the specific site used by MindArk. However, a notice of server failure in April 2009 confirms the location of the servers to be in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands (http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...tatus-09-04-25)

    I see no record of the servers EVER being located in Germany.
    Ah yes. There is the info I remember about the upgrade. Ty for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizzszz View Post
    It used to be common knowledge - and if they haven't changed it, then yes, servers are located on germany.

    All the old EF threads are now on PCF - a forum search there should quickly confirm what i said.
    Sure they're not in Amsterdam? I'm sure to remember they where 3 or 4 years ago. Now, they may have moved them again ofcourse.
    reason is, that 4 years ago there was a problem with a main line in Holland and EU was unavailable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serica View Post
    I see no record of the servers EVER being located in Germany.
    You cite the EP wiki to disprove me? You must be joking...

    Quote Originally Posted by Acronoid View Post
    Sure they're not in Amsterdam? I'm sure to remember they where 3 or 4 years ago. Now, they may have moved them again ofcourse.
    reason is, that 4 years ago there was a problem with a main line in Holland and EU was unavailable.
    I still remember how i thought that Marco (who is german) and that castle in germany and the changed server location (to germany) is no coincidence, and there were maybe plans to move the company over to germany...

    after all, sweden has 25% VAT, germany only 16% (back then, now it's 19%) and MA has to pay VAT on ever PED sale...




    However, if all the old threads are really still there, a forum search for "server germany" should yield plenty of hits...


    Funny though that even the mods are driving threads more and more off topic these days - as if it'd matter at all, servers could be located in any western industrial nation and nobody would notice the difference.

    However, above.net was responsible for the servers, a dutch company, but the servers were physically located in germany - why the heck do you think that this is somehow incompatible???

    What became of above.net and who bought/renamed it, no idea - doesn't really matter though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Acronoid View Post
    Sure they're not in Amsterdam? I'm sure to remember they where 3 or 4 years ago. Now, they may have moved them again ofcourse.
    reason is, that 4 years ago there was a problem with a main line in Holland and EU was unavailable.
    That doesn't really prove anything, the servers can still be located somewhere else - however, i can't even recall a blackout... probably because my connection doesn't go through the netherlands.
    Last edited by wizzszz; 03-22-2013 at 17:05.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco|SDS View Post
    Hello,

    Currently Entropia Universe is offline due to what appears to be a power failure at the server location in Amsterdam. We are unable to reach the Support section as well, meaning no updates can be posted there right now either. MA techs work with Holland to get it everything online again as fast as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience.
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/fo...tatus-09-04-25

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    Marco posting, yay!!

    Thanks for the link, must spread some...
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    mmm.. 2nd time Nor Alien has posted exactly the same link as me, but you disparage my posts while giving Nor Alien +rep. I guess it's a personal thing.

    If you'd actually checked the link I gave above, you'll find that one player thought that the above-net servers MIGHT be in Germany, but further checking by players confirmed it to be the Netherlands. But it's seems you never do actually check any of the links I post, let alone post any yourself to support your inaccurate claims.

    And yes, the original text of the press release for the 2003 Telia deal can only be found where has archived on the Entropia Planets site, as MA's press releases on their own site only go back to 2004, and as you should know, Entropia Forum (now PCF) only started in 2005.

    This thread had already strayed off-topic before I posted in it to provide factual information. But given that the thread starter's question has been well and truly answered, I'll close the thread. If you want to argue more about where MA's servers might have been located 4-6years ago, make a new thread, and post evidence.

 

 
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