Archmage Callinon wrote:
our phase 3 progress was not saved and from my understanding the phase 4 progress will be carried over... however seeing an admin say otherwise is making me second guess what SE has previously stated...
That IS what SE previously stated. Before the beta even began, the roadmap said that there was a chance a data wipe would be necessary even in phase 4.
In my opinion though, the chance of that actually happening is low (though not zero).
It's a safety on their behalf. The odds of it happening are very, very low. BUT, if there was something gamebreaking, and they DID have to wipe, after saying "P4 will carry over", people would be furious.
Hence "P4 will carry over into early release/live release barring any unforeseen occurrences requiring a wipe"*
*Not their actual wording but I'm at work and can't track it down. That is however the gist of it.
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