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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns

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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns
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Hybrid_
03.26.2013 , 04:46 AM | #3651
Quote: Originally Posted by reqnifoni View Post
Ummmm what would have been hard about an email survey to find out what people wanted. Instead of a survey that most people have never even heard of. Then you would have a accurate set of facts to work from.
It's got nothing to with what people want, they are trying to save Costs, which is why they have gone about the survey Half-Arse'd

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nokizaru
03.26.2013 , 04:51 AM | #3652
I couldn't be more disappoint with this announcement, but I'm going to give it until the end of my sub to see how this plays out. One thing that does strike me is the sheer indifference Bioware has shown in mass dumping the APAC servers on their NA counterparts. How about giving us the choice of where we want to go? There are quite a few of us here with toons on both Dalborra and MD (or GD), and I think it's safe to say that most of us hoped BW would allow us to combine them on one server. As it is I have four mid-level toons on The Bastion, and with this merger I'll end up having to delete a character. By giving us the choice of which server to roll on, it also allows the APAC community to try and consolidate a bit - not flinging us out in three different directions.

So how about it, Bioware? Throw us a friggin' bone already and at least let us select the servers of our choice.
Stop exploding you cowards!

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SxkagexS
03.26.2013 , 04:58 AM | #3653
If the server going merge with other server after the 2.0,i gonna quit,i got 180~400 ms on asia server,if we go to that server it will kill me,and u kill most of my friend too~ and i don't wanna ply over 300ms,that ms killing me,and it not fun,we pay for ply game for fun,not pay for mad.

no more asia server,no more game on swtor,that me,i try the lag and ms,if merge i sure quit and wait ESO

but where my expansion money??maybe i just throw the money to the big sea...feel sad to my decision buy the expansion...i just start loving the game and u give me this NEWS,how wonderful~

sry to my bad english...i knw i am bad on english ...

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Ulantees
03.26.2013 , 05:01 AM | #3654
I am so disappointed, but shamefully not surprised, by this loathesome, cretinous choice of action by Bioware AKA EA's Cash Pinata. It was overwhelmingly obvious to even the most casual of observers that combining all the servers into one AUSTRALIAN LOCATED PVE server was by far the most popular choice. Merging the populations into seperate US based servers does not solve the problem of not having people to play with, because the vast majority of natives of the destination server will NOT BE ONLINE during our PRIME PLAYTIMES. You've essentially turned our populations into graveyard shifts in the interests of shedding the maximum possible amount of financial outlay, rather than listening to the people who have continued to support you through the toughest times. A loyal community whom you supposedly "surveyed and researched" but chose to ignore, making this joke of a penny pinching choice over choosing to find a balanced and mutually beneficial result for people WHOSE PLAYTIME ACTUALLY OCCURS AT A MUTUAL TIME. The ONLY THING that APAC players stand to gain from this HORRENDOUSLY WOEFUL idea is an extra 100-200 latency. We will NOT have more people to play with, as the majority of our new "community" simply will not be online at the same time as us.

For our unwavering loyalty to you through all these hard times, we APAC players deserved better from you Bioware. But who gives a **** right? You already have our cash and pre-orders for the XPACK right? Bioware seriously sucks.

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BovineDeath
03.26.2013 , 05:02 AM | #3655
Quote: Originally Posted by SxkagexS View Post
If the server going merge with other server after the 2.0,i gonna quit,i got 180~400 ms on asia server,if we go to that server it will kill me,and u kill most of my friend too~ and i don't wanna ply over 300ms,that ms killing me,and it not fun,we pay for ply game for fun,not pay for mad.

no more asia server,no more game on swtor,that me,i try the lag and ms,if merge i sure quit and wait ESO

but where my expansion money??maybe i just throw the money to the big sea...feel sad to my decision buy the expansion...i just start loving the game and u give me this NEWS,how wonderful~

sry to my bad english...i knw i am bad on english ...
Don't worry about your English mate, your information is spot on and represents how we all feel.
Petition to merge APAC servers, not remove them: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/...em-into-1.html

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hestah
03.26.2013 , 05:06 AM | #3656
love go know when u logged on to check our servers im on the pve server and never have rouble finding groups fro HM fp or PVP stop hiding behind this BS and admit its a money thing

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Marshal_Ney
03.26.2013 , 05:07 AM | #3657
I am Shocked about this decision,first i want to remember to some people in here that the APAC server is NOT an australian server,but WAS an Asian/Oceanic server,so there are people who play around other places in Asia as well,but of course you don't give it a crap besed on your selflish conception which is very sad,but of course this is not our australian friend's fault,this is a BioWare major faiulre.
now to the main topic,so you force me to move from Gav Daragon to a US server,i think you totally ignore the part of us who asked at least to give us a choice! to let us move to a US or EU server,i DO NOT WANT TO PLAY IN AN AMERICAN SERVER,i wanted to move to a EU server,and this is not because of a ping issue,but a cultural decision,for personal reasons some of us are more comfortable playing in a European server rather than in the US one,but your arrogance in this matter is amazing BioWare
i rather erase my 2 level 50 char and reroll to a EU server rather than play in a US server,in this case was better to merge the APAC server,but force me to play in a server where i already know to find a community that is not suit for me,no thank you!
well done BioWare,you did a mess and get most of us angry.
I'm not a prophet or a stone age man,Just a mortal
with the potential of a superman,I'm living on"

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meshaxxx
03.26.2013 , 05:07 AM | #3658
The biggest complaint from the lower populations was long que times. If you are really that conserned about "play style", then put in cross server que. I remember Wow had the same complaints early in its existence and the cross server que (battle groups) made things a lot better. Transfering to NA servers when most Apac server prime time is 8pm, its 3am on NA west servers. Server population will still be the exact same or may even be worse given how many people are threatening to quit playing.

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Themistaa
03.26.2013 , 05:08 AM | #3659
If this is a cost saving thing why not give us a dedicated oceanic server that we pay extra for (ie let us consumers soak up the costs)

Id be willing to pay double or triple the sub fee for a dedicated aussie server.

Alternatively Id be willing to organise a donations program to fund the server. This has been highly successful over at swgemu.com to keep them going and id donate the first $1000 to see an Australian based server exist for swtor for the next 12 months. I am sure theres others that will donate as well, and ive received emails with about $4000 worth of pledges of support so far from my thread on the MDN forums.

Please give it some more thought Bioware. We are counting on your decisions to be good ones in the best interest of the community.
Takyourmeds <Core>

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Toxicsox
03.26.2013 , 05:09 AM | #3660
Quote: Originally Posted by Dirtyshadow View Post
Here is a novel idea for increasing population on the Oceanic servers.... Advertise the game in Oceanic regions!
Get more customers... seems like a sound business model to me.

There is little to no advertising of this game in Australian media, seriously, a couple of banner adverts on a few gaming websites is not going to cut it.
It would have been nice for them to try this. Something I don't understand about low APAC numbers is this. The world's biggest gaming show, PAX (the Penny Arcade Expo), will be held outside of the US for the first time later this year and of all the world's gaming cities, it chose Melbourne.
If our gaming community isn't large enough to be cost effective for them to keep our servers open it isn't because a lack of numbers of gamers in Australia.
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