This Thursday, May 20th, at 10:00 PM PT, we are aiming to release Bakersfield in its entirety! The previous releases of Staten Island were some of our smoothest yet, and a direct result of many improvements made to the underlying infrastructure. As we continue to iterate and improve, we will be moving forward with the release of Bakersfield in California. Like Staten Island, Bakersfield will serve as another “starter city” intended to give new players opportunities to engage with the Upland economy. In accordance with this fact, 75% of properties will also be FSA, as they were with SI.
Bakersfield Fun Facts:
- Bakersfield is the 9th largest city in California and the 52nd largest in the United States
- In 1952, Bakersfield was ravaged by a 7.5 Earthquake. Effects of the earthquake extended all the way to the likes of San Francisco and the border of Mexico. In fact, the earthquake was so violent, that the city’s cotton fields were bent into “U” shapes!
- Once known as the “Country Music Capital of the West,” Bakersfield is home to famous artists such as Buck Owens and Merle Haggard
For the full release of Bakersfield, properties will be released in 3 Stages with roughly 5 minutes between each stage; we will monitor the system status during each period. If you’d like to participate in the release, you’ll need to send your block explorer to Bakersfield using the train terminal in either San Francisco or Fresno.
Stage 1: All remaining non-collection and Standard collection properties, will be released
Stage 2: All Limited and Exclusive collection properties will be released
Stage 3: All Rare collection properties will be released
Similar to the Wave 2 Staten Island release, Bakersfield will take place in a single timezone.
Note: Planned releases are subject to change depending on the status of our systems. If there are any critical problems, the release may be postponed or paused.
We look forward to seeing you all in Bakersfield!