Asia server relocating from Singapore to Hong Kong [UPDATE]

UPDATE 12/07/2018

Fellow Tankers,

Two days ago on Tuesday the 10th, we finalized the move of our Singapore periphery to Hong Kong.

This was an important step for us to take, and followed the equally crucial launch of the ANZ periphery last October.

Based on our analysis, we expected the transition to be a smooth one, even though there is always uncertainty with routing which can only be fully tested when the server is live. To some extent, the transition went as expected. Unfortunately, we discovered that several ISP connections to the new Hong Kong server across the region were not optimized, resulting in abnormally high latency and intermittent lag spikes.

We have been working with the community to analyse connections and now know that, instead of utilising the most direct path to the Hong Kong server as was intended, several ISPs are currently routing through indirect locations such as the USA or Japan.

Next Steps

We are currently working on optimizing these connections for affected players. Several connectivity issues have already been resolved and resulted in improved ping for those players. We are looking to do so for more of them in the next few days.

Unfortunately, some of the rerouting optimizations may only be completed sometime beyond this week. We deeply apologise for any inconvenience caused.

As compensation, we have planned for new missions to be made accessible to any player in Asia, regardless of your connection status:


Mission #1 (Available once per account):

12/07/2018 20/07/2018, 14:00 UTC+8

Win 1 Random Battle + Be in the Top 10 in your team (EXP) to earn:

  • 3 days Premium Account time
  • 1x ‘+100% EXP’ booster (1 hour)
  • 1x ‘+200% Crew EXP’ booster (1 hour)
  • 2x Large Repair Kit
  • 2x Large First Aid Kit
  • 2x Automatic Fire Extinguisher

 

Mission #2 (Available once per day):

13/07/2018 Until Regional Connectivity Improves

Win 1 Random Battle + Be in the Top 10 in your team (EXP) to earn:

  • 1 day Premium Account time
  • 1x ‘+100% Crew EXP’ booster (1 hour)

Tank Commanders,

We've been working hard over the past few weeks to relocate Asia's peripheral server from its former site at Singapore to Hong Kong, and we’re glad to announce that it’s finally done.

With this move, we'll now be handling all connections in a location that services the region equally.

What does this mean for me?

In truth - not much. One tiny difference is that your server choices will now be displayed as either Hong Kong or Australia, instead of the former being Singapore.

Aside from that:

  • Hong Kong shares the same timezone as Singapore, so no impact on timed events (e.g. Global Map).
  • Depending on your location and ISP, latency may become slightly higher. With that said,
    • The Australia server is still available should you wish to connect to a server nearer to your location.
    • Lesser chance of cables getting bitten by pesky sharks (we hope).

Sounds interesting. Maybe I should try it out...

Good idea! Our first Mid-Week Skillful Play Bonus missions are still available, so it’s a perfect chance for you to grab those rewards while testing your new connection.

Also, keep an eye on the portal this Friday – we’re serving up something special that’s sure to make your weekend better.

Log in now and test out that new ping!

 

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