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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns
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xxpcwizardxx
03.25.2013 , 01:33 AM | #3171
Quote: Originally Posted by elitenz View Post
I hope they allow us to transfer off Oceanic.
you hope but that wouldn't solve APAC server that would kill it, most likely they will make a new realm that every1 can transfer too so you get first debs on character names then remove the old three realms

But that doesn't mean you can't transfer off APAC server once paid character transfers are up which have been tested on the test server you can then transfer off but give the merge server a chance cause you miss those low pings
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MyPetMonkey
03.25.2013 , 02:41 AM | #3172
Quote: Originally Posted by Ailie View Post
Funny that, considering I'm the one not having issues finding people to play with

Open transfers are the answer, everyone gets what they want. If APAC doesn't survive as a result, well thems the breaks
I'm not having issues finding anyone to play with Ailie.

That you can't figure out that population issues are separate to being social with the people who do play just shows how out of sync with the community you are.

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Leweegibo
03.25.2013 , 05:18 AM | #3173
Quote: Originally Posted by xxpcwizardxx View Post
you hope but that wouldn't solve APAC server that would kill it, most likely they will make a new realm that every1 can transfer too so you get first debs on character names then remove the old three realms

But that doesn't mean you can't transfer off APAC server once paid character transfers are up which have been tested on the test server you can then transfer off but give the merge server a chance cause you miss those low pings
Too late, BW killed APAC servers by doing nothing, they will just continue dwindle to nothing, action was required months ago.
i'll now be taking a transfer to US when available, damned if i will pay for it tho, and i'll be un-subbing until they come around
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03.25.2013 , 05:53 AM | #3174
Maybe tomorrow we will get the info!!!!!1111one

But it'll probably be more like Wednesday
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SupaHsuB
03.25.2013 , 08:49 AM | #3175
am i the only one refreshing this page every 30 mins for news?
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03.25.2013 , 10:10 AM | #3176
not the only 1. but nothing bout apac. just 2.0..
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EricMusco
03.25.2013 , 10:21 AM | #3177 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hey everyone,

I have an update for you on our long term plans for the APAC servers. Before I do that though I want to let you know up front that we still have quite a bit of work to do to make this happen so I cannot provide any timeframes for you today.

We know that when we asked you, the community, for your opinions on what we should do, we received quite a variety of suggested solutions. Some people wanted to be able to transfer to higher populated North American servers, some suggested merging the three existing APAC servers into one large APAC server, and then there were a host of other ideas as well. However, the one common theme from the suggestions, which we heard clearly, is that everyone wants the opportunity to play on higher populated servers. With this in mind, we have evaluated all of the options and determined that the best solution, that will offer the best long term play experience, is to merge the APAC servers with higher populated North American servers.

Getting to the point of being able to merge the servers is going to be a multistep process. First off we need to update our Free Character Transfer System to include the game changes that we have made recently along with the upcoming changes in Game Update 2.0 and the Digital Expansion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel. We will then offer Free Character Transfers to anyone currently playing on an APAC server to a North American server of the same gameplay type, specifically:
  • Mastar Dar’Nala (PvP) will transfer to The Bastion (PvP)
  • Gav Daragon (RP-PvE) will transfer to Begeren Colony (RP-PvE)
  • Dalborra (PvE) will transfer to The Harbinger (PvE)
We will also need to update our server merge technology at which point we will ultimately merge each of the APAC servers into the corresponding North American servers as indicated above. We are moving as quickly as we can to make this happen, but we want to make sure this is a smooth transition, so it will take some time.

Why did we decide not to merge the three APAC servers into one large APAC server? We decided this for two main reasons. 1. The issue in doing this is that two play-styles (PvE, PvE-RP, or PvP) would need to sacrifice their desired play-style in order to have one server with a higher population. We feel that it is important that each player is allowed to continue to play SWTOR in their preferred play-style. Therefore, accommodating all the existing play-styles was a primary goal. By allowing you to move to a NA West server, you will be able to keep your play-style. 2. The move to North American servers better delivers on our ultimate goal of providing the best play experience, with the most possible players, long term.

I will continue to provide updates as soon as I have them. I know the next big question will be “when” and as soon as I have that information to release, I will do so. Thank you for your continued patience on this. I know it took longer than you would have liked but I intend to continue to give you information as soon as I can!

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ambitiousapple
03.25.2013 , 10:24 AM | #3178
looking forward to seeing how <PvP> does in The Bastion's ranked scene

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Nothematic
03.25.2013 , 10:32 AM | #3179
Is this another step towards paid character transfers then? Seeing as you'll have the ability to do this once you update the free system and the PTS character copy was generally a success.
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Amlici
03.25.2013 , 10:34 AM | #3180
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey everyone,

I have an update for you on our long term plans for the APAC servers. Before I do that though I want to let you know up front that we still have quite a bit of work to do to make this happen so I cannot provide any timeframes for you today.

We know that when we asked you, the community, for your opinions on what we should do, we received quite a variety of suggested solutions. Some people wanted to be able to transfer to higher populated North American servers, some suggested merging the three existing APAC servers into one large APAC server, and then there were a host of other ideas as well. However, the one common theme from the suggestions, which we heard clearly, is that everyone wants the opportunity to play on higher populated servers. With this in mind, we have evaluated all of the options and determined that the best solution, that will offer the best long term play experience, is to merge the APAC servers with higher populated North American servers.

Getting to the point of being able to merge the servers is going to be a multistep process. First off we need to update our Free Character Transfer System to include the game changes that we have made recently along with the upcoming changes in Game Update 2.0 and the Digital Expansion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel. We will then offer Free Character Transfers to anyone currently playing on an APAC server to a North American server of the same gameplay type, specifically:
  • Mastar Dar’Nala (PvP) will transfer to The Bastion (PvP)
  • Gav Daragon (RP-PvE) will transfer to Begeren Colony (RP-PvE)
  • Dalborra (PvE) will transfer to The Harbinger (PvE)
We will also need to update our server merge technology at which point we will ultimately merge each of the APAC servers into the corresponding North American servers as indicated above. We are moving as quickly as we can to make this happen, but we want to make sure this is a smooth transition, so it will take some time.

Why did we decide not to merge the three APAC servers into one large APAC server? We decided this for two main reasons. 1. The issue in doing this is that two play-styles (PvE, PvE-RP, or PvP) would need to sacrifice their desired play-style in order to have one server with a higher population. We feel that it is important that each player is allowed to continue to play SWTOR in their preferred play-style. Therefore, accommodating all the existing play-styles was a primary goal. By allowing you to move to a NA West server, you will be able to keep your play-style. 2. The move to North American servers better delivers on our ultimate goal of providing the best play experience, with the most possible players, long term.

I will continue to provide updates as soon as I have them. I know the next big question will be “when” and as soon as I have that information to release, I will do so. Thank you for your continued patience on this. I know it took longer than you would have liked but I intend to continue to give you information as soon as I can!

-eric
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