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Cannot transfer/copy toon for PTS

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Cannot transfer/copy toon for PTS
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Lord_Martheous
04.21.2019 , 07:00 PM | #1
this is my first try at giving PTS a shot. I followed the directions for copying a character, selected my Lvl 70 trooper, the system said character is OK to copy, but gave a warning that I had email. I logged in to clear any mail and I don't have anything on GTN. I hit the copy command. later when I check the transfer history as was suggested to check progress, it says I have no characters transferred.

I have never transferred a toon anywhere before. I figure I must have missed something, or there's a glitch that will not allow me to copy to the PTS.

Any suggestions on what to try?

Oh, this toon has not done the KOTXX series at all, if that matters.

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kukumburr
04.21.2019 , 08:23 PM | #2
On PTS Character Copy click the server your character is on, click the character name, click Copy Character. If it says stuff about mail and GTN don't worry about it, it doesn't matter since it's just PTS. Click "Start Copy". It should reload the main PTS Character Copy screen with server select. Just login to PTS and you should see the character, it might have a dumb name like "JGJSHJACUX" or something.

So it might be there if you haven't logged in to check. It has always been basically instantaneous for me but it could take a bit I guess.

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SteveTheCynic
04.22.2019 , 01:25 AM | #3
What @kukumburr said, but I'll add that for me, the copied character has *never* appeared in the Character Transfer history.

And the reason you don't worry about the mail is that the character is *copied* to PTS, not transferred. The source character isn't affected in any way.

Beware of a few other things:
* The character will arrive with no mail, no GTN listings, four rows of character inventory spots(1) and one page(1) of cargo hold storage.
* Any stuff you had in inventory or cargo hold that won't fit in the spots that remain will be crammed into mail messages, eight items per mail. (The last character that I did this with ended up with nineteen of these mails.)
* Your character will lose all stamped outfits, and will have only one numbered outfit tab available.(1)

(1) These counts might be different if you paid credits for this character to have the slots before the transfer.
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Lord_Martheous
04.22.2019 , 03:34 AM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by kukumburr View Post
On PTS Character Copy click the server your character is on, click the character name, click Copy Character. If it says stuff about mail and GTN don't worry about it, it doesn't matter since it's just PTS. Click "Start Copy". It should reload the main PTS Character Copy screen with server select. Just login to PTS and you should see the character, it might have a dumb name like "JGJSHJACUX" or something.

So it might be there if you haven't logged in to check. It has always been basically instantaneous for me but it could take a bit I guess.
Ok, I did select the server, and then my toon that the system gave a green indication that that toon could be copied. I did click on the copy command, but nothing happened, it just stayed on that screen. I did see the post that Steve mentioned on some of the conditions of a PTS copied toon, I have no problems with that.

My Internet provider did send a notice this morning about system maintenance on their stuff, I don't know if that could be causing a problem...

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Destvar
06.07.2019 , 09:51 PM | #5
This may be a ******* question, (it wouldn't be my first,) I presume the PTS has to be available in order for the PTS Character Copy option to be available.

I was hoping to get a couple of toons transferred ahead of the Onslaught build going on the PTS.
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SteveTheCynic
06.08.2019 , 03:43 AM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Destvar View Post
This may be a ******* question, (it wouldn't be my first,) I presume the PTS has to be available in order for the PTS Character Copy option to be available.
I'm pretty sure that's right. And it isn't always necessary to copy a character because they sometimes put level-boosts available and credit dispensers so that paople can zap characters up to max level and buy gear. (Example: during the Ossus prep, and possibly also for the Mountain Queen prep as well.)
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Darevsool
06.10.2019 , 11:28 AM | #7
They mentioned the possibility that they'd wipe PTS this time around and not let people transfer toons over from live, opting for the character boost terminals.

That was via the Celebration Chicago Cantina event.

Who knows what they'll actually do this time.
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TrixxieTriss
07.05.2019 , 02:52 AM | #8
Is the PTS character transfer not available because it’s not showing up as a menu option under my account.

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kukumburr
07.05.2019 , 01:04 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by TrixxieTriss View Post
Is the PTS character transfer not available because it’s not showing up as a menu option under my account.
Yeah it's usually only up when PTS is active. PTS is not currently available, not sure when it's going to be.

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KoriVash
07.08.2019 , 06:13 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by TrixxieTriss View Post
Is the PTS character transfer not available because it’s not showing up as a menu option under my account.
Not yet which makes it really impossible to make any informed comments on any of these new abilities. Reading something however well explained does not equal testing it. Really though all classes need to be out before that can happen. As BW are only half way though the classes I doubt the PTS will go live until all are out. However long that will be.

I am sure that this will really change PvP in-game. Will look out for your comments on PvP as I myself no longer play any group activity. Not sure it will change PvE at all unless every PvE boss fight gets revamped as well in 6.0. That may well be the case in-fact makes sense to do that.