WoW "Oceanic" servers are in North America, that is what they are asking all the people quitting over ping since not many MMOs have APAC servers if they just not play any MMOs ever if that is the primary concern.
I see your point, but what I was trying to say was that I very rarely saw American's playing on that server.
Not only that but because we all had the same latency and ping and time frame, we would handle it as we're all located in or around the same area.
I don't see why even WoW can't buy a server in Australia... but again, MMO's rarely care about us, if at all =(
I forgot to add:
It's harder if it's for Swtor.. because we're playing with American's, the lag would be worse, and if we're in a guild with American's, it would be harder to play with them due to time frame issues.
I hope you get what I mean