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Character Transfer, Server Populations and You
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SiskaX
06.06.2012 , 12:44 PM | #111
Quote: Originally Posted by kilosoldier View Post
This is a bad idea as well.

They should merge servers to preserve communities/guilds etc. This is the best answer. Once the server pops stabilize then allow a paid transfer service to be implemented. The only reason this isnt happening is because of "bad press", which is asinine because SWTOR is swimming in bad press as it is.
I agree merging of server might have been better but they had the trans code mostly done with the server trans they allready did so this was their fastest route.
But I'm happy there is somthing to get people on the same server again to help stop the flow of people out the door.
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Dezzi
06.06.2012 , 12:44 PM | #112
Quote: Originally Posted by Grammarye View Post
As opposed to all the other MMOs where arbitrary server transfers are entirely free...

Of course they're going to charge for some circumstances. Speculating in advance as to what and assuming that it will be your circumstance that gets charged for is just that - speculation & unfounded. By all means criticise when that is what is said, but it hasn't been said yet!
So either they will allow people to change server types (PvE to PvP for instance) or they won't. As this is currently not supported under the arbitrary restrictions--and they are arbitrary--logic dictates that they may allow server-type transfers in the future and that these transfers may require a fee.

Am I supposed to believe that it's just a coincidence that many people want to transfer from a PvP server to a PvE server (or vice versa) but can't, only to have the option to do so later for a fee?
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dingwog
06.06.2012 , 12:47 PM | #113
So here is the most important question I have: Let's say some of our members of our guild don't "get the memo" and don't sign up for transfers. BW funnels us in to a server and they close that server to any new transfers. Will the stragglers who missed the window not be allowed to transfer to where we end up or will they be forced on to the next server? Think this needs to be clarified.

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baturcotte
06.06.2012 , 12:49 PM | #114
Question on character renames on transferred player...will any sort of prioritization be used to determine which character requires a rename? Or is the mere existence of a name on a server sufficient to force a rename for the incoming character?

Example: I have Luke, of the Skywalker legacy on server A, which is a source server. I've been playing him since Early Access, have him at level 50, etc. On server B, the designated destination server, there is also already a character named Luke, but the person who made him bought the game, played their free month, and left, never having subscribed...does he get to keep the name just because he was on the server first, or do I, as a loyal customer, get to keep the name of a character I've played, and he gets flagged for a rename if he ever comes back to the game? What if there are multiple incoming characters, what is the prioritization of who gets the name? Similarly for Legacy name.

Question on Legacy...I understand that if I merge characters each with a Legacy, highest wins...but that seems to imply that all progress on my other legacy is lost. Is that correct? Or is there going to be some way to merge the Legacy Experience? If not, why not?

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TUXs
06.06.2012 , 12:49 PM | #115
Quote: Originally Posted by AntTHFD View Post
Hey Devs-

If 1.3 is focused around Group play, why the hell are you making it hard to move a GUILD, the only GROUPS some of us have been relying on for the past few months? I'm still holding on to a thin shred of hope that my server is targeted as a destination, because this seems like a bit much of a burden to shift onto your playerbase to rectify your post-launch kneejerk reaction to open way too many servers. Great option for you unguilded folks, but guilds are getting the shaft here.
I completely agree!!! Transferring the full guild should be a given, name, bank, ranks and all. Thank GOD my guild is still healthy and active...but that sure as hell isn't because of anything Bioware has done. This is horrible! I can't even send a flipping mass email to my guild members...how the **edit** am I supposed to facilitate an entire guild move in LESS than 6 days?!

You won't even tell us what servers we can go to yet?! Holy crap guys...what the hell!? We have lives outside of this game...and to be frank, this game would suck if weren't for those players in my guild. THEY are what I play for...not Legacy unlocks.

Decide quick! VERY quick! We NEED this information ASAP!!!!
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fernandomouso
06.06.2012 , 12:49 PM | #116
may i change the type of server too? i have 1 toon in 37 lvl at pve (dead)server, and i want to move him to a pvp server.

regards

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QuickBunnie
06.06.2012 , 12:50 PM | #117
Thanks for the update.

I do have a question. Is the naming prioritization ONLY based on whether there is an existing legacy/character? Because I don't think it is fair to ask subscribing players to rename their characters for inactive accounts.

There should be at minimum prioritization for active players. If the inactive player decides to resubcribe, they can change their name instead.

Please let us know if this is being taken into consideration.
Thank you.

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JeramieCrowe
06.06.2012 , 12:50 PM | #118
Quote: Originally Posted by kilosoldier View Post
This is a bad idea as well.

They should merge servers to preserve communities/guilds etc. This is the best answer. Once the server pops stabilize then allow a paid transfer service to be implemented. The only reason this isnt happening is because of "bad press", which is asinine because SWTOR is swimming in bad press as it is.
It's not the best answer because merges, in the past, have always been incredibly buggy at best, rendered the game unplayable for most at worst. And here we have a game that is complicated with Legacy, which makes merges more complicated than any other MMO.

No thanks.

Rift's solution last year was the best, most smooth solution ever. Transfer, then eventually shut down servers. Transfers have yet to actually disrupt communities/guilds in other MMOs, and to expect it suddenly, magically will here is to fly in the face of history.
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Dezzi
06.06.2012 , 12:50 PM | #119
Quote: Originally Posted by fernandomouso View Post
may i change the type of server too? i have 1 toon in 37 lvl at pve (dead)server, and i want to move him to a pvp server.

regards
Not yet, but you may be able to later which "may require a transfer fee."
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kilosoldier
06.06.2012 , 12:51 PM | #120
Quote: Originally Posted by dingwog View Post
So here is the most important question I have: Let's say some of our members of our guild don't "get the memo" and don't sign up for transfers. BW funnels us in to a server and they close that server to any new transfers. Will the stragglers who missed the window not be allowed to transfer to where we end up or will they be forced on to the next server? Think this needs to be clarified.
I bet they could use the "paid" service to meet up with you later.




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