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Are people prepared to possibly lose decorations when the servers merge?

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Are people prepared to possibly lose decorations when the servers merge?

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Ratajack
10.05.2017 , 02:57 PM | #1
I know that the FAQ says:

"Strongholds and Decorations

Active Strongholds will be unaffected by the United Forces update. If you have Strongholds from more than one Legacy coming together, both will be added to your list. If you have more than one of a specific Stronghold (such as multiple Coruscant Apartments), they will both be retained and accessible. If the combination of the two Strongholds takes you above the cap of six, they will all be retained. However, you cannot activate new Strongholds until you return to a number below the cap.

Decorations are not impacted by the United Forces update. If you have more than one Legacy which are combined as part of the update, you will have access to each decoration equal to the highest decoration among your Legacies. Ex: On the “Skywalker” Legacy you have 4 Basic Metal Chairs, on the Organa Legacy you have 15 Basic Metal Chairs. After the update, you will have a combined Legacy with 15 Basic Metal Chairs. It is possible that you may end up with more decorations placed than you own after the update. If this happens, you cannot place any more of that decoration until you go below your owned value. "

The highlighted part is not necessarily true, though. I think BW did not fully think this through.

The number of decorations available will be determined by the highest number of that decoration on a single legacy, even if every one of those decorations on each legacy were legitimately obtained.



Example:

Johnny purchased 5 GTN kiosks, one for each of the 5 servers on which he plays. He places one in his Nar Shadaa stronghold on each of those servers.

The highest number of GTN kiosks he has in any legacy is one, although he purchased 5 of them. If I understand the FAQ correctly, this means that when the servers are merged, he likely will be left with ONE GTN kiosk, not the 5 he purchased.



Another factor that BW may not have considered is what happens if the same hook has a different decoration on each server? Which decoration takes priority?

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Pscyon
10.05.2017 , 02:59 PM | #2
Not that in particular, no, but I do expect other things to wrong. What that'll be, time will tell I suppose. I also expect most of what gets broken never getting fixed.
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Tsillah
10.05.2017 , 03:01 PM | #3
Yeah I was looking at that. Not too excited about it but I guess that you copy your deco's with you when doing a server transfer right now and it would be a helluva cheap way to get loads of extra decorations.

Mind you...with 10 SHs as the new limit, I really hope BW realise they need to create a large influx of decorations into the game or all our SHs are going to look very much the same. We really need a lot of basic items in more colour varieties for example.

I mean what's the point of having 10 SHs if more and more of your SHs share the same items in larger amounts. That's kinda boring.
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orangenee
10.05.2017 , 03:03 PM | #4
I only have one legacy on one server so I'm as prepared as I can be.

Haven't been around long enough to spread myself out.
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10.05.2017 , 03:04 PM | #5
Thankfully someone is here to bring down the positivity these forums have experienced...
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DieAlteHexe
10.05.2017 , 03:06 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by orangenee View Post
I only have one legacy on one server so I'm as prepared as I can be.

Haven't been around long enough to spread myself out.
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orangenee
10.05.2017 , 03:07 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by TUXs View Post
Thankfully someone is here to bring down the positivity these forums have experienced...
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Lammia
10.05.2017 , 03:36 PM | #8
Decos themselves? Not really. I'm not worried about things that normally go with your during normal transfers. I'm not so calm about the rest that normally is lost. It's supposed to be all there, but things and hiccups happen, so if it doesn't go as planned......

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Swingkittie
10.05.2017 , 04:13 PM | #9
Why not just pick up the items in the strongholds that are the least decorated? Then you have an empty stronghold that shouldn't clash with the decorated one, especially since we will be at cap on strongholds.
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Ratajack
10.05.2017 , 04:26 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Swingkittie View Post
Why not just pick up the items in the strongholds that are the least decorated? Then you have an empty stronghold that shouldn't clash with the decorated one, especially since we will be at cap on strongholds.
That still does not address the potential for decorations to be lost.

Let's go back to Johnny.

He purchased those 5 GTN kiosks and used one for each of his legacies on the 5 east coast servers. He has one in each of his 5 Nar Shadaa strongholds now.

Even if he "picks up" four of those kiosks, he will still have only one kiosk per legacy. That means that FOUR of the kiosks he purchased will, in all likelihood, simply disappear when the servers are merged, even though he paid real money for the CC's he used to purchase those kiosks.