I believe the update was 120 gig
but there is time and hope.
After talking for several days with modders after the stream.There is very good news.
Before i start i want make something very clear. Whether maps should be connected or not is a matter of personal opinion. No need to fight over the connection beeing good or bad.
It is possible to connect both maps while beeing run on seperate servers simultaneously.
Resources ,recipes ,levels and armor can be transferred between the 2 maps.Even the color of your characters hair will be possible.(Everything in short)
There are a few things that aren’t possible for now:
(Who knows what they can come up with in the future?)
-Dragging a thrall
-Riding a horse / A thrall following you.(pick up mods can deal with that)
-When a player who looted a DLC item from a enemy player jumps in between 2 maps.
If the player who doesn’t have the DLC for that item, arrives in the new map. This item will
not be returned to the players inventory.(There are ways to compensate for this but it requires work to
keep this “portal” up to date.)
It makes total sense why they wouldn’t make this feature standard.Now everyone has the freedom of choice to either:
-Run both maps seperate.
-Run both maps connected.
-Admins from different servers can now team up to run 2 different maps while beeing connected.
-Admins can run and connect 2 of the same maps to wage war between 2 servers.
-Story lines currently running in the old map can be expanded to the new map or visa versa.
People/Admins who have worked for years on their base/server do not have to lose all that work.
People/Admins who currently don’t have the financial means to buy the new map or rent a second server can stay on their current server and continue playing the game.
Without beeing demoralized or fearful that their admin/players will wipe/leave the server for a run in the new map.(That’s off course only if you can convince your admin to rent a 2nd server or wait until he has the money to rent a 2nd server to run the map seperate or connect it to the old one.)
Yes,some friendships will break and some servers will lose a big % of their players due to admins personal choices/limitations but the players/admins who really care will bring up the patience, wait and not lose 1000’s of hours of work in the old map.
The only reason i made this post, is to give more communities and friendships that currently exist in Conan exiles a better chance and hope to survive this new map launch.
Plz, be patient and talk to your admin or players about this.