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Australian server transfer in LATE April!

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Australian server transfer in LATE April!

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Kourage
03.01.2012 , 10:51 AM | #351
Quote: Originally Posted by ArkhamNative View Post
Oh, my... What a fiasco. I would have thought it was obvious that you (BioWare) must cater to your existing customers first. Why open the servers if your most devoted Oceanic players can't move to them? In two month's time they'll all very likely be required to change their names because new players will have gotten first pick.

My sympathies to the existing Oceanic players. I hope your next MMO treats you better.
Protip: Create a character and reserve your name.
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Icysunx
03.01.2012 , 10:51 AM | #352
I am glad they do not allow Aussies to transfer off to the Asian Pacific servers until the end of April, we need them as long as possible to mitigate some of the few high population servers in the U.S from going down to low pop with the rest of them.

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DarthMeerkat
03.01.2012 , 10:55 AM | #353
Its not like you aussie players can't continue to play you main on what ever server you chose, wait two months then transfer.
DDE

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Cadaverus
03.01.2012 , 10:55 AM | #354
Has anyone on the SWTOR development team ever actually worked on a successful MMO before?

Because I'm really starting to wonder.

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Muskaan
03.01.2012 , 10:56 AM | #355
Looks like the Aussies and the Kiwis got the shaft..
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Kourage
03.01.2012 , 12:47 PM | #356
Quote: Originally Posted by Muskaan View Post
Looks like the Aussies and the Kiwis got the shaft..
No it doesn't
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Aurojiin
03.01.2012 , 01:33 PM | #357
Quote: Originally Posted by Kourage View Post
No it doesn't
It's a case of what one hand giveth, the other taketh away.

"Australasian servers in an MMO!"

"...but no characters transfers for two months. Also, we've got this whole legacy system that encourages you to stay one server. Enjoy!"

Ugh.

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StephenReid
03.01.2012 , 02:44 PM | #358
Hello everyone. I can absolutely understand the frustrations expressed here, and I appreciate that for the most part, you're being constructive in your comments. Here's a little more insight into the situation.

The character transfer system is being actively worked on by the development team. It's a large, complex project, made more complicated by the Legacy System - and it has to work perfectly. As always, it is not the only task the team as a whole is undertaking, but it's a priority. It has not been deliberately delayed, nor is it being 'held back' for any reason. As you know, the first stage of the system will be a one-off, optional transfer for those who are based in the regions defined in our FAQ. At some point after that, we'll bring a more fully-featured character transfer system online for all to use.

I can understand the frustration of those of you who have been playing on the US servers and waiting for transfers. We know your enthusiasm and excitement for the game - you wouldn't have taken the steps you did to get the game earlier than the official launch if you weren't enthusiastic. We're working as hard as we can to get the system in place. If we could have brought it online earlier, we would have. However, priorities post-launch had to be directed towards the game itself. The team's been working flat-out to improve the game, including bug fixes and additional content.

When we announced our launch territories last year we knew many more fans were excited to play The Old Republic. That's why we moved quickly to launch in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore, with more territories being lined up for future launches. Our primary focus when launching in any new territory has to be to reach more players. Ultimately, that's best for the continuing success of the game. We want everyone who wishes to play on the new servers to be able to do so, hence character transfer being offered. With that said, in this case we felt it was important to get the game into the hands of new players as soon as possible. That, combined with our post-launch development priorities, meant that character transfer did not make our launch date for these territories.

The development team remains committed to delivering a robust character transfer system for all, with our first priority being for Asia-Pacific players. If we can bring the system to you earlier than expected, we will, but for now we’re aiming towards late April.

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Stealthy_Monkey
03.01.2012 , 02:50 PM | #359
Quote: Originally Posted by StephenReid View Post
Hello everyone. I can absolutely understand the frustrations expressed here, and I appreciate that for the most part, you're being constructive in your comments. Here's a little more insight into the situation.

The character transfer system is being actively worked on by the development team. It's a large, complex project, made more complicated by the Legacy System - and it has to work perfectly. As always, it is not the only task the team as a whole is undertaking, but it's a priority. It has not been deliberately delayed, nor is it being 'held back' for any reason. As you know, the first stage of the system will be a one-off, optional transfer for those who are based in the regions defined in our FAQ. At some point after that, we'll bring a more fully-featured character transfer system online for all to use.

I can understand the frustration of those of you who have been playing on the US servers and waiting for transfers. We know your enthusiasm and excitement for the game - you wouldn't have taken the steps you did to get the game earlier than the official launch if you weren't enthusiastic. We're working as hard as we can to get the system in place. If we could have brought it online earlier, we would have. However, priorities post-launch had to be directed towards the game itself. The team's been working flat-out to improve the game, including bug fixes and additional content.

When we announced our launch territories last year we knew many more fans were excited to play The Old Republic. That's why we moved quickly to launch in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore, with more territories being lined up for future launches. Our primary focus when launching in any new territory has to be to reach more players. Ultimately, that's best for the continuing success of the game. We want everyone who wishes to play on the new servers to be able to do so, hence character transfer being offered. With that said, in this case we felt it was important to get the game into the hands of new players as soon as possible. That, combined with our post-launch development priorities, meant that character transfer did not make our launch date for these territories.

The development team remains committed to delivering a robust character transfer system for all, with our first priority being for Asia-Pacific players. If we can bring the system to you earlier than expected, we will, but for now we’re aiming towards late April.

I know it's most likely not going to get a response. But I am an Australian player- can you confirm that I will still be eligible for the character transfers if I cancel my account until late april, or whether I'm expected to maintain an active subscription until that date.

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muzzington
03.01.2012 , 03:44 PM | #360
Can't say I'm entirely happy about the sudden news but I understand the challenges. Thing is, I don't even have a character at 50, or 25 for that matter. I have about 6 characters around level 18 - 23 and haven't even done anything towards the legacy business. I know people will say to just reroll and start over but I find that difficult to do since I'm particular about names, character looks etc.

Is there any way transfers like mine could happen earlier?