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SWTOR Autumn Roadmap 2017

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serenitty
10.02.2017 , 02:37 PM | #61
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
After the update you will be able to access and login into all of your characters, even if the update puts you above your maximum character limit on that server. You won't be able to create a new one until you go under the cap, but we won't stop you from accessing anything you can play prior to it.

-eric
So say my limit at the moment is 27, and I end up with over 52 characters on one server and I want to make a new one, I have to delete at least 26 toons?? This does not make me happy.

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Pliskie
10.02.2017 , 02:38 PM | #62
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
After the update you will be able to access and login into all of your characters, even if the update puts you above your maximum character limit on that server. You won't be able to create a new one until you go under the cap, but we won't stop you from accessing anything you can play prior to it.

-eric
It is a nice way to say to people to me: "Yeah cool that you have so many characters on different servers and spend a lot of time in our game. But if we launch a new DvL event or anything else new like a new species... BAHAHAHA delete all those chars until you are down to 49 chars if you want them in the same legacy." What you do here is pretty unfair and no way to treat customers. You are breaking your own contract because with that change it is impossible for players (5 servers aka 50 chars) to reach the current character cap of 356 chars. I am very disappointed by BW. Additional you leave no room for those players who want smaller servers, not even one fall back server. *shackes head*

Addendum: Just for the LOLs of it I just rechecked the maximal amount of chars possible. I stand corrected... it is 390!!!

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IoNonSoEVero
10.02.2017 , 02:39 PM | #63
So basically...almost nothing for story or solo players. One story update in a month and a half and possibly another in early 2018.

Being forced onto a new server.

No real expansion.

No expanded companion stories or interactions.

Simply more ways to try to get people to group for raids.

Well, it's been fun, I guess. No reason to keep my subscription up for this.

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EricMusco
10.02.2017 , 02:39 PM | #64 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by BenKatarn View Post
So, if I have a full set of 52 characters on three servers that are to be merged into one and I am a subscriber, I will retain the sum total of 156 characters on the new server, and will be able to still play all of them, but can't make any new characters unless I go below the actual server limit? And that new limit will be 50, not 52.

Am I also correct in assuming that once this is in place, I will not be able to transfer characters back and forth between servers if I have more than 50 characters on a new United Forces server?
Partially correct. Yes you will go up to 156 characters on that server, the limit is staying at 52 (the 50 is a typo I am working on fixing now). In fact, that 52 number is likely to go up with the update, just locking down details on it.

I am not sure how the server character caps will affect transfers, let me look into that.

-eric
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teclado
10.02.2017 , 02:40 PM | #65
Got me to sub again. :thumbsup:

It's encouraging to see the investment into server hardware, and it looks like a lot of good ideas are being implemented for dealing with character names, guilds, etc. I was hoping to see cross faction for ranked, but the server mergers look good nonetheless. I like what I see. It's clear that you guys have been putting a ton of thought and effort into this. Props!

My only gripe is that I don't really care for the new Harbinger server name: The Hot Prosepct. The others have some SWTOR sounding names. Is that a joke about Harbinger running hot (heavy load) or something? The Star Forge name is so much better!!

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DarthScruffy
10.02.2017 , 02:40 PM | #66
I'm very happy that 3 people on the forums didn't derail merges, but this period is still content light. That's the fundamental problem, everyone is far behind in everything that everything needs to be done at once. I'll take what I can get at this point, but my morale is still low.

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docbenwayddo
10.02.2017 , 02:40 PM | #67
first impressions with incomplete skimming of only partial pages linked in roadmap.
Merges:
Absolutely zero confidence in the technical abilities required to fulfill, and all for something I couldn't care less about.
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grania
10.02.2017 , 02:41 PM | #68
Can we just remove the character limit, being that making new characters is.. I'm going to stay positive here.. the thing I enjoy doing?

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Darthanimus
10.02.2017 , 02:41 PM | #69
I am so overjoyed with the changes! There is nothing about the new road map I am disappointed with. I am so very happy that big investments have been made, that act alone sends a clear message to the community that you care about swtor's longevity and the enjoyment of its fan base. I honestly didn't think that changes of this magnitude and caliber would ever have been made. You have surpassed my predictions for this announcement.
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Master-Nala
10.02.2017 , 02:42 PM | #70
Who wins in this scenario:

1) Two characters both named Bob;
2) The first Bob is on Bastion, the second Bob is on Harbinger
3) Both are level 70, well geared and often played
4) Both of Bob's owners like Bob's name which they've had for years.

When the Hot Prospect (where the heck did you come up with that name?) goes live, how do you decide who's character stays Bob and who is ticked off and ready to quit the game?
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