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TheJay
12.20.2011 , 09:23 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Dasffion View Post
And you'd be 100% ok with someone making a complete nuisance of themselves, stealing gear, trolling general ect. and be able to just transfer servers when they get blacklisted from every group? This is why non paid transfers are bad.
Being a dink and wanting to play with friends are completely different things. If someone was being jerk, there are no doubt parameters in place to take care of that. The fact that there is no option to go from one server to another is just weak, though. If I had to pay five bucks to do it, I would. I love the game and everything, but I'm already up to level 12 with my Sith and 11 with my Jedi and have no interest in grinding out the two home worlds again, and I am already finding my friends are scattering onto different servers.

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Dizneyguy
12.20.2011 , 09:24 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Dasffion View Post
And you'd be 100% ok with someone making a complete nuisance of themselves, stealing gear, trolling general ect. and be able to just transfer servers when they get blacklisted from every group? This is why non paid transfers are bad.
No - I would expect to be able to report that person and have them threatened by Admins with having their SWtOR account terminated.
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Basiliscus
12.20.2011 , 09:36 AM | #13
This is how the greater majority of MMOs do it, so thats how they decided they were going to do it. Rift does allow limited free transfers to SELECT servers with a cooldown, to help spread population, but that was only after 6+ months of the game being live and server populations leveling out

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Stoltz
12.20.2011 , 09:50 AM | #14
it would come in quite handy if we could switch servers.. its a pain in the *** to wait 50min to get into the server when i might be able to squeeze in 2 hours of gameplay a couple of times a week.

being able to transfer to a low population server should be doable, afterall i pay to play.

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dendaros
12.20.2011 , 09:51 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Firestein View Post
i have some friends on different servers and i would like to be able to play with them. so is there a way to change servers

by creating a new toon on a diferent server???!!! ah people sometimes.............
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Telbacca
12.20.2011 , 09:54 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Stoltz View Post
it would come in quite handy if we could switch servers.. its a pain in the *** to wait 50min to get into the server when i might be able to squeeze in 2 hours of gameplay a couple of times a week.

being able to transfer to a low population server should be doable, afterall i pay to play.
QTF!
Something needs to be done about waiting times to get into the game tbh. Stop letting ppl that don't already have a char on those servers start playing on them, and increase server cap so that every account with a char on the server can be online at once, or close to it.
I mean sure, it was fine on the first few days when I called in "sick" and logged on in the morning and stayed on until I went to bed...but all good things must come to an end, and having hundreds of ppl in queue at 16-17:00 or so even before the official launch is a bad sign for things to come.

Or, implement free character transfers to less populated servers...I pay to play, so let me!
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Dizneyguy
12.20.2011 , 10:23 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Basiliscus View Post
This is how the greater majority of MMOs do it, so thats how they decided they were going to do it. Rift does allow limited free transfers to SELECT servers with a cooldown, to help spread population, but that was only after 6+ months of the game being live and server populations leveling out
Hmmm - I'm quite surprised to hear that this is standard practice in other MMO's. And yes, I am admitting that I am a total newbie for MMO-type gaming. Never having done it before.

I was semi-confused during beta with terms like servers, shards and instances being thrown around. Bioware seems to be assuming everyone coming to SWtOR has played MMOs before and knows the ropes. Nuh-uh!

If there's a handy - 'Picking a server is important - and here's why' article on the SWtOR Holonet - I haven't seen it. Making it mandatory reading on launching the game client the first time wouldn't be a bad idea either.
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kalexkhan
12.20.2011 , 10:26 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Dasffion View Post
And you'd be 100% ok with someone making a complete nuisance of themselves, stealing gear, trolling general ect. and be able to just transfer servers when they get blacklisted from every group? This is why non paid transfers are bad.
Nobody gets blacklisted anymore.

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kalexkhan
12.20.2011 , 10:31 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by Dizneyguy View Post
Hmmm - I'm quite surprised to hear that this is standard practice in other MMO's. And yes, I am admitting that I am a total newbie for MMO-type gaming. Never having done it before.
Its only standard practice because its really expensive and requires some intense tech time to setup during development. I'm dissapointed bioware didn't spend any of their record breaking budget on solving this problem we've all known plagues the MMO industry since 1999.

Anyways, i've complained enough, so i'll try and offer up something constructive that could help in the meantime.

Bioware, implement a way to call a server out as "full" even when its off peak times, that way it at LEAST prevents people rolling their who might otherwise avoid it when the server isn't showing its true colors. Right now, new people might make an honest mistake of thinking its okay (at medium or heavy) and then when prime time rolls around its a mess.

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Windrush
12.20.2011 , 10:40 AM | #20
Guys the dang game had to come out sooner or later because it could also no stay in BETA forever. Do you guys realize that. I'm sure that BIOWARE could have made it paid server transfers on release date if they would have decided to release the game even more farther ahead. The game had to be released at 1 point. This is the starting point where the kinks and mechanichs are fully discovered and then we get paid transfers. It takes time to develope and integrate. So question is are you happy to play it now or would you rather have waited till paid transfers were developed, because if so you can always leave and pretend game hasn't release and come back when they finally have Player server transfers.