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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns

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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns
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GenuineReyon's Avatar

02.17.2013 , 04:40 AM | #2731
If servers were merged, all of my imps would be together. id be sooo happy

orpheus's Avatar

02.17.2013 , 11:54 AM | #2732
sure would be nice to get an update on this...

jahdur's Avatar

02.17.2013 , 12:08 PM | #2733
Quote: Originally Posted by darthnish View Post
you mean on the first page and still ignored by BW? aw yeah.
Mate it is not ignored they have replied to this thread, you might die of old age before anything gets done but they have noticed it :P

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02.17.2013 , 04:33 PM | #2734
Quote: Originally Posted by jahdur View Post
Mate it is not ignored they have replied to this thread, you might die of old age before anything gets done but they have noticed it :P
I guess its more stalling rather than ignoring now... or a bit of both
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02.17.2013 , 06:41 PM | #2735
If Bioware are still screwing us on this through valentines, wouldn't it be nice to have whispers of the sweet nothings they are doing?
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Dacce's Avatar

02.17.2013 , 08:39 PM | #2736
Whispers of sweet nothing would merely be at tease.

They should just merge the servers now and get it done with.

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02.17.2013 , 09:38 PM | #2737
Please don't let this continue much longer. I'm going to give up my sub soon if something isn't done. I'm stuck on a server I do not wish to be on. I am not re-rolling my level 25 Legacy because there are no reasonable options available to me to allow me to play the game in a reasonable and enjoyable way.

Merge the APAC servers. Or roll all 3 into a new server, whatever is easier. There's already been transfers, so the capability exists. Just do it.

This game is not enjoyable when there are no people around to group with.

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02.17.2013 , 10:12 PM | #2738
Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
Hi everyone,

I know it’s been a while since we’ve updated this thread, and I wanted to let you know that we haven’t forgotten about our Oceanic players. Now that we’re at a more stable point in time (post Free-to-Play transition and post holidays), we wanted to re-examine this issue. We’re going to be completely honest with you: there doesn’t seem to be an easy solution for anyone. We’ve seen many ideas from you folks such as merging all three servers into one, allowing for transfers to North America servers, and even not doing anything at all, but none of them seem to be an ideal solution for all. This is why we are now opening up this dialogue with you.

In this thread, please let us know what you think the best solution will be for your servers. I know there have been many suggestions already, but I would like to collect the most current ideas for us to consider. After that, our team will review and discuss what is feasible and what makes the most sense to do. Please remember to follow all forum rules and be respectful of each other’s ideas, even if you disagree with it.

Thank you all, and we look forward to your ideas.
How long are you guys going to sit on this? Are we to wait another 6months before you decide what to do?

Make a decision. Makeb is coming and this needs to be sorted.
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02.17.2013 , 10:19 PM | #2739
Why I think Bioware is taklng their time on this issue.

Basically there is no good solution.
Good for everyone I mean, as we have seen in this thread there are some quite disparate opinions even within the APAC community.

I myself am in the process of changing my mind. After months of firmly believing that an APAC server merge was the best solution I now believe that it wont work. I now think that they should merge APAC into the respective West Coast servers.

Here are my reasons for this change of mind, and why I think this is what Bioware will eventually do.

Firstly, the APAC servers are pitifully underpopulated. even merging them we would barely have 1 complete instance of Rep fleet.

Secondly Bioware are having to pay to support this very very small population and even reducing it to one server (PVE type) still does not change this fact that relatively its tiny and thus the cost vs income equation is not a positive one..

Thirdly by combining the servers some people are not getting what server type they prefer, now of course I have argued and many players have responded that population is more important than server type. Nevertheless some people will not be happy with it, or at least not 100% happy.

Fourthly, People are able to play effectivley on the West Coast servers. Yes its not ideal and yes in pvp and especially ranked pvp it puts APAC players at a disadvantage (IMO). But regardless its playable...not at all ideal but playable, Remember leveling on West Coast servers before APAC servers came online? .Also realise many many APAC players are currently playing on West Coast servers right as I type this.

So in summary I believe they will merge us into the West Coast servers, because its cheaper, we can still play effectively (but not as competively), it ensures a decent population (not having to address this issue ever again has to be on their minds) and we keep our server types.

Why do I agree with this line of thinking?

Because it makes sense, I dont want to have to revisit this issue again in 6-12 months with the APAC server again dying.
Let me be clear, the server ping on APAC servers is outstanding and I LOVE having it and will miss it terribly.
Many APAC players have clearly NOT suported the APAC servers and others having started on APAC servers have for one reason or another abandoned them exacerbating the issue.
You cant force people to roll on APAC nor move to them if transfers are allowed.

In short it makes too much business and gaming sense to Bioware to do anything but merge us with West Coast servers.
And APAC players support of these servers does not warrant a continuation of them.

Sad but true (at least IMO).

In a way I hope Im wrong, but my gut feeling is prepare yourselves for West Coast server merges
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02.18.2013 , 01:17 AM | #2740
Eh you Master D players are so negative all the time. You really need to get off that messed up server
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