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Character Transfer, Server Populations and You

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Character Transfer, Server Populations and You
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OmegaMayhem
06.06.2012 , 12:27 PM | #51
Quote: Originally Posted by sharville View Post
It's completely unfair that I was forced to start a new character on a server and now I'm not going to be able to consolidate all of my characters on one server. I would like all of my alts on the same server so I can benefit from the legacy exp when I play them.
Why don't you people try actually reading the blog.

They said the first waves will be restricted, but later transfers will have more freedom.

So instead of stomping your feet and whining, why not wait until next week and see how it goes.

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JeramieCrowe
06.06.2012 , 12:27 PM | #52
Quote: Originally Posted by Celebrus View Post
And all the fanboys can go on to dousing other wildfires.

This should buy you a good day or so of actually playing the game before the rage returns and you feel the tug of the forums again.
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OmegaMayhem
06.06.2012 , 12:28 PM | #53
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthTHC View Post
It's not that hard to move a guild.

You have to tell your members to move. BioWare wouldn't dream of moving a whole guildful of characters just because a guild master moves. The decision to move has to be up to the players.

You'll probably want to empty out your guild bank before you do this to ensure the items make the transit with you.

Once you have enough characters on the new server (4), you re-form the guild.

Then, if you had a guild bank on your old server, you contact customer service to get it back. (Good luck with that.)

It's not hard. It just requires a bit of planning and communication.
Um, that's exactly what they say in the blog.

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kilosoldier
06.06.2012 , 12:28 PM | #54
Quote: Originally Posted by OmegaMayhem View Post
My response... /unsub.
That seems to be Bioware's response as well.

Seems like a lot of people have listened to their advice.

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DarthTHC
06.06.2012 , 12:28 PM | #55
Quote: Originally Posted by Rayla_Felana View Post
This is basically what I picture, I am interested to see how they will keep the guilds intact, if at all.
How could they keep the guilds intact? If you weren't a guild leader, would you want your character forcibly moved just because the guild leader does?

Characters move. Players re-create guild. Players contact CS to restore guild bank. Guild is restored, but not moved intact as a whole. It can't be.
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Sireene
06.06.2012 , 12:29 PM | #56
Quote: Originally Posted by kickdamonkey View Post
This is awesome, but I have one question. How would a server transfer effect legacy?

For example, I wanted to move my 2 level 50's, one of which actually started the legacy. Will my legacy levels and perks be effected on those two characters or is legacy tied to the server and not the originating character?

Hello, kickdamonkey!

At this time, this is the available information we have regarding Legacy, but please keep an eye out as more details will be coming soon in an FAQ that's dedicated to transfers:

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There are also some restrictions to this character transfer process , which will be more fully detailed in a forthcoming FAQ. For those who have unlocked Legacy abilities, your Legacy will be transferred to your new server and your unlocks will be available there too. If you have already unlocked your Legacy on your destination server, the higher level Legacy will take precedence. For guild members and masters, you will not be able to transfer your guild as a whole to your new server; instead you will need to reform it. If you have a guild bank, it will be re-granted to your new guild on your destination server by Customer Service. This is not an automatic process and you will have to contact Customer Service directly. If your transferred character’s name conflicts with an existing name on a destination server, you will be asked to rename your character. In the case of Legacy names, unless you have unlocked your Legacy on your destination server, you will need to rename your Legacy upon transfer (although you may pick the same Legacy name as on your origin server, if available).
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islander
06.06.2012 , 12:29 PM | #57
OK, I see one big, big problem. Let me quote the article:

"We're sure many of you are interested to learn which servers are eligible for outgoing transfers and which servers are eligible to receive transfers. However, because the process will be gradual, we cannot provide that information in advance. Depending on the number of characters transferred, the destination and origin servers eligible for transfer may be altered during the process. We don't want to promise a destination in case it may change."

What I interpret this to mean, is there's no guarantee my guildmates will end up transfered to the same server as me (I'm the GM of a guild on Kinrath Spider)

I'd love to get clarification on this
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Dezzi
06.06.2012 , 12:29 PM | #58
The arbitrary restrictions on this--like the server type restrictions--absolutely reek of a money grab.
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JeramieCrowe
06.06.2012 , 12:29 PM | #59
Quote: Originally Posted by Celebrus View Post
It should be happening, but it's not.
Source?
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Alxandria
06.06.2012 , 12:29 PM | #60
I have a question:

How will we be affected (if any) if say we are on an origin server, but have no desire to move, either because we like small servers, or we just don't want to deal with the xfer process?