Excuse me if I am wrong, but I believe the vast majority (if not all) of Ikariam staff, answering our questions here on board don't personally work on coding/scripts etc., therefore they are more of "diplomats" in our communities. People complaining should realize, that they tell us exact same information that they receive from higher-ups & IT specialists that are actually working on it. Therefore, they can't provide every single person every single day about the status of the X server, nor there is a need to do that. Last official news - starting from last Monday graveyard'ing works as intended. That's all, and you can't expect them to provide any additional information out of thin air. It's not like they can call their boss and ask "Ye know mate, some guy named Crow wants to know how it's going with his city, can you elaborate with it? Oh, and Samo-something needs info about his server, please update me on that too". It's not like that.
Is the situation acceptable? No! Is it disturbing? Yes! Can we wave a magic wand and fix everything? No.
So I would like to ask people complaining here over, and over, and over, and expecting a Gandalf showing up on the cliff with an army of script fixing warriors - stop and look and the bigger picture. Look, and you will realize that Ikariam is a small part of it, we don't have unlimited resources to solve everything. Your indirect threats of "fix it, or I will quit the game" hold ZERO weight here. In other words. stop acting like egocentric little kids and start using your common sense to evaluate situation.
Off topic but you should have organized a Hackathon.
You'd both solve the "volunteer developers" problem and advertise Ikariam.
You will hit two birds with one stone.
I thought the same thing. Would be nice to know GF attitude toward this? Perhaps it could be solution to our very limited resources concerning game development? Not talking about the merge, too late for this now, but updates and new features in general.