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Server Consolidation

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Fettered
09.17.2012 , 03:49 PM | #81
Quote: Originally Posted by Brewski View Post
Honestly I don't blame them. This was a bandage that needed to be ripped off as quickly as possible so we can get past it and move on. This forum community has proven itself incapable of taking bad news in anything resembling a calm manner no matter what approach they take, so they might as well do it quick.

Does it suck? Sure. Will it cost some subs? Probably a few. Was it necessary? Absolutely.

Note that I say this as someone quite likely to lose 2 of my three favorite names, since both were created after I finished (slowly) leveling my main to 50. So despite being an active subscriber since day 1 of early access, those toons were most likely created after the people who own them on other servers. I also stand to lose at least two others, but I don't care so much about them.
If they knew this was coming they should have been proactive. They should have known that merging all of these servers, and not just the ones that have been locked, but servers that were free transfer destinations like Canderous Ordo, would result in monumental naming problems. My names are by and large creative, but I stand to lose the bulk of them in this transfer. Especially if age of character plays no role.

What they should have done, was revamp the naming system first. Decouple surnames from the Legacy system, and then make it so that character only needed a unique first and surname combination rather than a unique first name.

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oembob
09.17.2012 , 03:50 PM | #82
Quote: Originally Posted by Muwarr View Post
I would humbly ask that we be allowed the option to change all of our character names if we are being forced to change one or more character names. In come cases people's character names have a certain theme going with the legacy name.

When I checked on the test high cap server I saw that I would have to rename the character that that was the basis for my legacy name and all my other characters names. If I have to do that I would like at least the option of starting fresh. It's not a huge deal, but it would take some of the sting off.
This is exactly my issue.

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KurganNazzir
09.17.2012 , 03:54 PM | #83
Quote: Originally Posted by Jenemi View Post
This isn't fair.

Not only because the servers were doing fine and there's no need for further server merges, but some of these servers are merging down. For example, Corellian Run has been the highest PVE East Coast population and yet we are moving to the Shadow Lands.

And that was the only PVE server name I liked too v-v
I very much dislike all of the names of the servers I've been forced to: Corellian Run, Shadowlands, Canderous Ordo, and now Jedi Covenant. I actually hate Jedi Covenant the most because I'm mainly an Empire player (I can't stand playing the Republic side) and I enjoyed playing on servers that reflected the Empire in name (Kaas City, Darth Bandon, Sith Meditation Sphere). People might say this is silly but it's no more silly than being attached to your character name/Legacy name. As for character names, since I use the same names across any server I play on, and I have characters already on Corelilan Run and Shadowlands....I'm losing my names to myself. hehe
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King_Fenny
09.17.2012 , 03:56 PM | #84
AMEN for Server Consolidation.

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MrSchmo
09.17.2012 , 03:58 PM | #85
Quote: Originally Posted by Jenemi View Post
This isn't fair.

Not only because the servers were doing fine and there's no need for further server merges, but some of these servers are merging down. For example, Corellian Run has been the highest PVE East Coast population and yet we are moving to the Shadow Lands.

And that was the only PVE server name I liked too v-v
Yes I agree. Why is it that the highest population gets moved? That doesn't make much sense to me. I'm sure there is a reason for it.

Can we please get some insight into why certain servers got transfered and others did not?
Thanks.
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Glzmo
09.17.2012 , 04:01 PM | #86
Quote: Originally Posted by CourtneyWoods View Post
Hi everyone,

Earlier this summer we launched the Free Character Transfer Program which offered players the option to transfer their characters from specific origin servers to selected destination servers. Following the success of the Free Character Transfer Program, and after closely monitoring server populations, we have now taken the next step in our on-going server population balancing process. We have upgraded destination servers in order to support a significantly higher number of players. As of tomorrow, all characters on origin servers will be automatically moved onto the upgraded high population destination servers. By centralizing our player populations on these higher population destination servers, we feel that we can offer our players the best possible Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ experience.


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Does this mean everybody will have access to 12 character slots starting tomorrow as well?

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veyl
09.17.2012 , 04:04 PM | #87
Quote: Originally Posted by Glzmo View Post
Does this mean everybody will have access to 12 character slots starting tomorrow as well?
Yes. It's in the FAQ.

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Fettered
09.17.2012 , 04:04 PM | #88
Quote: Originally Posted by Glzmo View Post
Does this mean everybody will have access to 12 character slots starting tomorrow as well?
Yes......

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Hexxas
09.17.2012 , 04:04 PM | #89
Quote: Originally Posted by Brewski View Post
Honestly I don't blame them. This was a bandage that needed to be ripped off as quickly as possible so we can get past it and move on. This forum community has proven itself incapable of taking bad news in anything resembling a calm manner no matter what approach they take, so they might as well do it quick.

Does it suck? Sure. Will it cost some subs? Probably a few. Was it necessary? Absolutely.

Note that I say this as someone quite likely to lose 2 of my three favorite names, since both were created after I finished (slowly) leveling my main to 50. So despite being an active subscriber since day 1 of early access, those toons were most likely created after the people who own them on other servers. I also stand to lose at least two others, but I don't care so much about them.
the only thing they get out of this is unhappy customers and alot of people quting they game , i am 1 of them , becouse i just payed for fully month and i want me money back . i dont care if you are world wide company , if you cant deliver whats promised them you ready to talk with my lawyers and i ask everyone else thats unhappy with the "service" they deliver to do the same thing , becouse enough is enough !

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Whitewalkers
09.17.2012 , 04:10 PM | #90
I love that my post. Remove makes me want to play this game more....