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Inactive Ultima Online Forever Accounts

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  1. JoeB

    JoeB Moderator Staff Member

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    We have been planning this a while and are finally committing to a date. On June 1st 2017 we will be deleting every inactive account that has not been accessed since 2014 or earlier. We have been recovering accounts for a long time now and while we understand some players have come back from a long time ago this is something that will benefit the shard very much.

    This will help dramatically with save times in that all of these accounts with chars have items, chars, banks, stabled pets, etc. All of these things will be removed. Also as a side benefit all of the char names on those accounts will be removed so they will be used by active players.

    We are giving any player that has an account that has not accessed these accounts the rest of this month to recover their account through password recovery or to simply log into their old account. As long as it has been logged into after 2014 it will not be removed. Also all empty accounts will be deleted, this is a benefit to staff only as the admin gump is very cluttered with accounts with no chars on them.


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    June 1st, 2017
    All accounts that have not been logged into since December 31st 2014 or earlier will be removed from the shard an no longer recoverable.
     
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    JoeB Moderator Staff Member

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    As a small update from Eppy's initial testing. On test shard 27.22s save before the purge. 11.4s save after the purge.
     
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    JoeB Moderator Staff Member

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    The purge was successful.

    This morning we completed the great account purge in which almost 50,000 unused or empty accounts were wiped (31,000 have player characters however were not logged into for almost 3 years) and 60-70,000 unique names have been freed while also removing about 1.4 million items from those unused accounts. This has removed about another 2-4 seconds from our save times. At this time 2 weeks ago our save times were almost 30-40 seconds, they are now around 11-16 seconds.

    Going forward we are also implementing that if an account is left empty for so many days it will automatically delete. This will fix a lot of those accidental account creations based off a simple typo while putting in your username.
     
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