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Character Transfer, Server Populations and You

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Character Transfer, Server Populations and You
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WaywardOne
06.06.2012 , 01:06 PM | #141
Thank you for the update. My hand was moving towards the unsub button and now it isn't even though I'm a bit unhappy with the solution provided.

I probably won't be using the service because of the renaming issue combined with the random destination server. I have names reserved on other busier servers and, I guess, will start rebuilding on one now. At least now I know what's going on and can move forward.

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Grammarye
06.06.2012 , 01:07 PM | #142
Quote: Originally Posted by Phill View Post
Many servers are ghost towns..at some point BW will need to start consolidating servers, shutting ones down that have exteremly low population..at some point BW is going to have to force character transfers...or have characters deleted
Arguably, it's only an issue if the players left on a ghost town server don't want to be on a ghost town server. Some, as this thread illustrates, don't mind.

Now, it's very different if we end up in a scenario where the opportunities have passed for free transfers and people who wish to be elsewhere are still stuck on a ghost town server.

I also remain intrigued as to how the inevitable reduction on some servers will be handled. One would think that at some point the hardware to keep a server going is just not viable for, say, a mere 100 players.
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06.06.2012 , 01:07 PM | #143
On behalf of our guild alliance on Terentatek, I'd like to request a list of the first servers that can transfer and to which servers be posted ASAP. We have a lot of players to coordinate and can't just do this on the fly, especially since we will have to recreate our guilds if our server is one of the ones that people will be leaving, but we also need to know if our server is a receiving server. Surely you can give us the initial ones, since it's only a week away?

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AllisonBerryman
06.06.2012 , 01:08 PM | #144 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Everyone, please keep the thread on-topic. If you have a comment or questions about the character transfer announcement, please post them here, but please avoid posting about other topics so that we can clearly see feedback and questions.

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Vitched
06.06.2012 , 01:08 PM | #145
Your "controlled" transfers are directly linked whit my "control" about my payments.
If i don't like where i can go, my account won't be reactivate.

Ah!! and if you have made well the servers distribution, there isn't be a problem now and more less transfers would there be.

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JediElf
06.06.2012 , 01:08 PM | #146
It'll be interesting to see, how this will all work out.

I gotta get my list of alternate character, and legacy, names ready...just in-case.

Thank you for the info and head up BW!

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sang
06.06.2012 , 01:08 PM | #147
I have a question with regard to organizing transfers for guilds and communities on existing servers. You said in the blog post a full list of origin and destination servers is not available yet, and I understand and respect that. However, organizing a full guild to transfer to another server is difficult, thus my question:

Will we get a list of origin and destination servers prior to transfers going live on Tuesday, June 12th such that we can organize ourselves ahead of time? Say like Friday or so?

Having a list and allowing us to choose and coordinate with others on our servers before June 12th would be really really helpful.
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Elgann
06.06.2012 , 01:08 PM | #148
Just read all 16 pages and didn't get a solid answer for the following:

Quote: Originally Posted by SWTOR
In the case of Legacy names, unless you have unlocked your Legacy on your origin server, you will need to rename your Legacy upon transfer (although you may pick the same Legacy name as on your origin server, if available).
I'm a bit confused by this.

I have a level 31 legacy on my original server, with a name I don't care for anymore.
I have a new, level 2 legacy on my current server, with a name I enjoy.
I would like to transfer my original characters over, while keeping my *new* legacy name, with the 31 levels of experience from my *old* legacy.

Could you please address this concern?

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islander
06.06.2012 , 01:10 PM | #149
Quote: Originally Posted by AllisonBerryman View Post
Everyone, please keep the thread on-topic. If you have a comment or questions about the character transfer announcement, please post them here, but please avoid posting about other topics so that we can clearly see feedback and questions.
I had a question on page 2 I'd love to have answered. It's specifically about how (as a GM) I'm supposed to adequately coordinate a guild move to X server.
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Gaje
06.06.2012 , 01:10 PM | #150
Quote: Originally Posted by Dezzi View Post
I don't know where you get that I'm "bent on complaining at any sort of fee" because I've only lamented one. This one. Hypothetical for you:

I paid $60 for a box and $75 for five months of play. I've been active in the game, but the population on my server has declined rapidly as subscriptions dropped off. My in-game experience is very much suffering because of this. As it turns out, some of the most populated servers in the game--the servers people rushed to in the face of the population decline--happen to be cross-typed to my own. Despite that those other servers (PvE) aren't of the same type as my home server (PvP), I rolled characters on one because the added population made my own play style significantly more enjoyable--just because of the booming population. Now on this new server I'm finding groups easier, queues are much shorter, and I'm just generally happier as I wait for the opportunity to move the rest of my leveled toons over.

The population woes are not my fault. My home server was rated "Heavy" during early access. There was no indication that I would someday suffer my way through population decline to the levels the game is currently facing.

Given all of this, am I supposed to be happy that I can't do this type of transfer? Am I supposed to be excited for an uncertain future where I might be allowed to make this cross-type transfer or that I may be charged for the privilege? Am I supposed to be pleased that the effort I spent on my new characters, which are considerably lower-leveled and geared than my original toons, was for naught?

It's arbitrary and it's a money grab.
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