Given epic is an a unique position that it's completely separate from freedom, it allows us to introduce new, unique PvP centric mechanics and systems and even items without worrying about bleed through into PvE servers and requiring balancing for both with the same mechanics.
a definitive split allows us to change lots of various mechanics and systems for optimisation in PvP while not influencing PvE mechanics and systems. This update will also include some epic specific pvp mechanic balances and changes too.
And as we've said, it's not a no to transfers, just time focusing on the details of the shift and how we'll be doing it, it's a lot more tricky than from freedom to epic and has a lot more to take into consideration.
We're committed to working with epic because we truly believe that the cluster has a lot of potential in being a solely pvp cluster, and the unique factors that presents, as well as the overall valrei system, it just needs some TLC, which we intend on doing.
We'll be working with feedback and balances over time, and I hope to see many issues and concerns already raised addressed.
And as for stealing attention from freedom, I think the sheer amount of freedom focused updates out this year should do enough to dispel that notion.