No. On the Neverwinter forums, it's explained that the shards are only temporary. When the game is officially released as a full product, Perfect World is going to merge all the shards together. This is also why different things like guild names are unique through each server to ease the process when the merger happens. Here's a link that has all this information straight from Perfect World. http://nw-forum.perfectworld.com/showthread.php?18401-Neverwinter-Extended-FAQ --- So who cares?