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Numaz
06.10.2012 , 09:16 AM | #1
Hey everyone im pretty new to the game i was wondering what is a good server to be on? with balanced factions and that is in the west coast im not really a pvp guy i want to join a guild learn from people and overall find an active community any help would be great! thanks.

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dvrocc
06.10.2012 , 09:56 AM | #2
There is a couple three heavly populated servers on westcoast one i can think of is 'The Harbinger' (westcoast) most servers are light/standard most of the day on population then some get realy heavy at about 5:30pm to about midnight, your best best is to fire up swtor at 7pm and then surf the server list and you can see the ones that are busy pve/pvp/rp.

Also don't let the light server population scare you there is a lot of people playing there is just a crap load of servers.

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Sammm
06.10.2012 , 10:08 AM | #3
Welcome to SWTOR. Always cool to see new players. I hope you'll have many great adventures with your future guildmates.

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Numaz
06.10.2012 , 11:48 AM | #4
Thanks im presently on Harbinger and its pretty awesome!

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Scorpienne
06.10.2012 , 01:44 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Numaz View Post
Hey everyone im pretty new to the game i was wondering what is a good server to be on? with balanced factions and that is in the west coast im not really a pvp guy i want to join a guild learn from people and overall find an active community any help would be great! thanks.
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=465012

Your first choice as a player is which server type you want. You have a choice between PvP, PvE, RP, and RP-PvP. I suggest googling those terms to determine which one is best for you. This website has a pretty good overview, and it's also posted below.

Then you have to pick which server. In the coming weeks there may be some misinformation out there about which server is best. People are understandably desperate to recruit new players for their own servers.

If having a large population is important to you, the best place to see server population trends is www.torstatus.net. Look for the servers with the highest phi value.

US http://www.torstatus.net/shards/us/stats
Europe http://www.torstatus.net/shards/eu/stats
APAC http://www.torstatus.net/shards/apac/stats

Having said that, "wars do not make one great" and population isn't the only thing that's important. You probably also want to get an idea of what the social atmosphere on the server is like, or the PvP warzones, or the raiding progression.

1. Check out posts for that server in the SWTOR forums. Do the people that are posting seem like people you want to play with? Are there events going on that you'd like to go to?
http://www.swtor.com/community/forumdisplay.php?f=309

2. Google the server name and see if there are external forums for that server. These are forums that aren't moderated by the folks at SWTOR. If you're interested in RP servers, definitely check out www.swtor-rp.com

3. Find the social media outlets for that server. (Facebook, twitter, you tube). See if they're active and what's going on.

4. Get an idea of what guilds are like on that server. Even if you aren't interested in joining a guild, they are part of the social climate. (www.tortools.com/quiz and google are your best bets)

The big issue with servers right now is that we have too many. There are 217 to choose from and many have low populations. On Tuesday June 12th, Bioware is going to start the process of concentrating the population on fewer servers.

Here's more official info from BW about the server transfers:
http://www.swtor.com/blog/character-...ations-and-you

Here's a summary of what the devs have said:
http://www.swtor.com/community/devtracker.php

Here's a TL;DR summary if you want just the facts:
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=474209

If you have an opinion, thoughts about, or reactions to this news, here's the one and only one place you can post where you are most likely to have dev actually read, care about, or respond to you:
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=472600

Good luck, and may the Force be with you!


Paige