As of October 2nd the ArchLord North American and European servers will cease operation, but will be back up and running on October 3rd with all player data intact.
Apparently publisher Codemasters just couldn't agree a renewal contract with ArchLord developer NHN, so the Korean studio has turned to Korean publisher Webzen to save it.
ArchLord is a free-to-play MMO that enjoys micro-transactions and has around 500,000 players. This transition between the two companies will be painless for customers say Codemasters, and they shouldn't fret because all their hard earned stuff will be safe, except their cash.
"All character data is being passed to Webzen once the Codemasters’ service is closed on 2nd October 2009," reads the publisher's 'ArchLord Transition FAQ'.
"Unfortunately Webzen will not be transferring the credit balances of current players into their Western Service. Credits should be spent before the Codemasters’ service closes on 2nd October 2009," warns the UK-based Codies, so spend spend spend!
"As a thank you from Codemasters we have discounted all the items in the shop by 50% for the remainder of the Codemasters Western Archlord service to offer you more value for your credits in the last month of our service."
US and EU players are urged to visit Webzen's ArchLord website to learn more.