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Name that Shard + Country!

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Zuckuss, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Zuckuss

    Zuckuss Order | Chaos
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    I was bored and looking at the shard list today and I began to wonder exactly where each shard was located, and which geographical area of the world do they cater too. There a some that I know, some that I don't. I would like to use this thread to find out exactly where each EA server is located on the planet and which audience that plays them. If you are as bored as me, you can help me figure out where each one is.

    I'll begin by providing the list of the ones I know and the ones I don't.

    Atlantic
    Legends
    Lake Superior
    Great Lakes
    Chesapeake
    Catskills
    Siege Perilous

    Pretty sure these are all East Coast USA servers. I have heard they are in New York. Anyone remember, or could clarify?

    Origin
    Pacific
    Sonoma
    Lake Austin
    Baja
    Napa Valley

    I believe there are all West Coast USA servers that reside in California. Please correct if wrong.

    Europa
    Drachenfels

    I'm pretty sure these are the only two shards dedicated to a European audience. I have no idea where they are located.

    Oceania

    I think this one is the only Austrailian shard of UO. No idea where it is.

    Mugen
    Wakoku
    Hokuto
    Formosa
    Izumo
    Mizuho
    Yamato
    Asuka
    Arirang
    Balhae
    Sakura

    These are the ones I know the least about. I would love to find out exactly where each of these are (geographically).

    Years ago I heard of EA moving all shards to Austin Texas. Don't know if it was true or not. But given average pings and distance, it makes me think that they are seperated geographically to support their customer base.
    I live on east coast so I ping better to east coast servers. When I take a trip out to California, I ping worse to the east coast servers and better to the west coast.

    Anyone wanna help me figure out exaclty which shards are korean/japenese/chinese? Please help me find out where each one/group is located!
     
  2. Tazar

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    Arirang and Balhae are the two Koren shards. I think all of the others are located in Japan.

    Hopefully someone will pull up a link, but all of this is somewhere on UO.com and here on Stratics I believe.
     
  3. Tazar

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    That's it! Thanks Stratic!
     
  4. Risso

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    European servers are in London I think, Europa at least.
     
  5. Zuckuss

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    Ohh great link! Maybe we can get a EA rep to tell us the cities.
     
  6. The East Coast US shards are in Virginia
    The West Coast US Shards are in San Jose, California
    Oceania I believe is in Sydney
    Formosa in Taipei
    Korean shards in Seoul
    Japanese shards in Japan (Not sure where)
    Euro shards I am pretty sure are in London

    Interesting Trivia - Napa Valley and Sonoma are named for the same area of California (Sonoma California, home of one of the Nascar Road races, is in the Napa Valley technically. Sonoma County and Napa County border each other. Both are North of Redwood Shores.)
     
  7. Zuckuss

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    Great, how did you know all this! TY for info, I guess all we need are the japanese cities.
     
  8. T'Challa

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    Approximately 6 miles up the road from me, yet I still play Siege...
     
  9. siyeng0

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    The Oceania server is in Parramatta, which is on the outskirts of Sydney.
     
  10. QueenZen

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    Every time they bring down the east coast servers, I get to twiddle me thumbs, cuz I play Chesapeake and Siege both, and both are east coast sharded located thus brung down together. Hrmm.
     
  11. Petra Fyde

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    Europa and Drachs are indeed in London, I believe the area known as 'docklands'
     
  12. Zuckuss

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    Very helpful siyeng0 and Petra, TY. Still need to find which city in Virginia. Still need those dang Japenese Cities!!!!
     
  13. If the servers are located at EA/Mythic then it would be Fairfax, VA.
    :)
     
  14. Sweeney

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    *Let's Dept. of Homeland Security know*
     
  15. Devil_Woman

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    I don't think it's Fairfax, Stratic, I think it's Herndon. EA contracts with someone to house the servers, and east coast servers have been located in Virginia since long before the merger with Mythic.