There's a lot of things happening all over the world right now. World markets are crashing and people are dying. The W.H.O. today pushed the coronavirus up to its highest level. At present South Korea (where Pearl Abyss is located) is being hammered by this virus. Thousands of employers are telling people to stay home and not come to work. Because of this I expect Pearl Abyss to follow suit eventually. Which begs the question, at which point does this COVID 19 thing effect our gameplay and weekly patches? I intentionally put this thread under "General Gameplay" because I think it's a discussion that we need to have; and the widespread epidemic/pandemic will have on South Korea (and the rest of the world).. I don't see our servers going offline as a result, but other potential possibilities could soon effect all BDO players. Either way, since we are an international community with players all over the world we will be effected in different ways and at different times. South Korea and Italy are the two hardest hit right now (outside of China). So I wish you all well and hope you get through this. How do you think COVID 19 will effect us here in BDO and when do you think we'll get a reply from Pearl Abyss on the measures they plan to take and the state of the game during this emergency? Here is a live feed of COVID 19 cases worldwide. I should note that a link to this Johns Hopkins site is being delayed intentionally. There have been complaints all over the world that the sites live updates are effecting market prices by the minute. So expect longer delays in their reporting times now. Timestamp is in the bottom left corner on the site.