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Server Merge Discussion Thread

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Server Merge Discussion Thread
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Icykill_
06.22.2017 , 01:41 AM | #1061
Quote: Originally Posted by OneHit View Post
For the love of god we need a swtor 2. With a decent engine and real expansions. Only if I can port my merc in though!
Interestingly enough I read an article 3 years ago that hinted at swtor 2 being designed. The source in the article was supposed to be an inside Bioware leaker.
The story was supposed to be many years past the swtor time line and the plan was to allow us to port our current characters over and it would work because they'd been captured and frozen in carbonite... 😉
Now, doesn't that sound a little familiar?
Maybe the source mistook the idea to be swtor 2 or maybe it was swtor 2 and EA pulled the plug and told them to use the idea as an expansion.. either way, this is what we got instead of swtor 2
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EzioMessi
06.22.2017 , 05:46 AM | #1062
Quote: Originally Posted by KeithKanneg View Post
Hey all,

Someone indicated we haven't posted in this thread since we kicked it off. As we stated in the opening post, we are not ready to discuss anything, yet, The purpose of the thread was to consolidate all the various posts about the topic so it's all contained in one place. All of your comments will absolutely have an impact on how and what we decide with respect to server populations.

Keith---
While we do understand that there's nothing directly to be said, such as "yes we're doing mergers" or "no, we're not doing mergers" I do think a few posts are needed just so you can guide the discussion in the right direction.

For example, there are a LOT of posts saying cross server is better than mergers, followed by people saying "but they said that cross server is impossible", followed by "that was two years ago, not now" and "we need to force them anyways". Simply specifying whether cross server is even a remote possibility will stop the pages and pages of discussion we have of people saying "my speculation is better than yours!!"

Likewise, there are hundreds of posts that go under the assumption "if the devs manage to merge without loss of assets, theni want merges because x y z" which only get countered by people constantly talking about the assets and ignoring the other concerns. If you could at least give a general statement on whether the merging has been improved since the last round of merges, that'll help curtail pointless speculation from both sides.

Also a lot of players feel "we can't answer this question yet" isn't a valid answer anymore, given that all but the most populated servers have no hardcore communities, and population has been on a steady decline for too long, and a good chunk of the servers have 5-10 people playing online at any given time. Their concerns do need to be addressed, and saying you have no plans to deal with population problems in the near future does NOT inspire any confidence.
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IntegrationArch
06.22.2017 , 06:09 AM | #1063
Well at least Keith is reading the thread but not yet indicating if SWTOR 2 was actually Battlefront 1, almost 2 in November.

For real SWTOR 2, please read this thread about 64BIT/DX12 Game Cleint if they are doing a real SWTOR 2 http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=289744

Getting back to this thread a free merge may need to be months away hopefully keep Guiild stuff intact on the way over to server consolidation. To port into SWTOR2 we can wait a few more months, please keep our toons and guilds intact!.

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Icykill_
06.22.2017 , 06:13 AM | #1064
Quote: Originally Posted by IntegrationArch View Post
Well at least Keith is reading the thread but not yet indicating if SWTOR 2 was actually Battlefront 1, almost 2 in November.

For real SWTOR 2, please read this thread about 64BIT/DX12 Game Cleint if they are doing a real SWTOR 2 http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=289744

Getting back to this thread a free merge may need to be months away hopefully keep Guiild stuff intact on the way over to server consolidation. To port into SWTOR2 we can wait a few more months, please keep our toons and guilds intact!.
Wow, that blue is so dark I can't read it
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IntegrationArch
06.22.2017 , 06:36 AM | #1065
Well at least Keith is reading the thread but not yet indicating if SWTOR 2 was actually Battlefront PC/XBOX/PS Reboot, and it gets version 2 in November.

For real SWTOR 2, please read this thread about 64BIT/DX12 Game Cleint if they are doing a real SWTOR 2 PC64/xboxs/PS4/PS5 http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=289744

Getting back to this thread a free merge may need to be months away hopefully keep Guiild stuff intact on the way over to server consolidation. To port into SWTOR2 we can wait a few more months, please keep our toons and guilds intact!.

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TyonYlle
06.22.2017 , 06:37 AM | #1066
Quote: Originally Posted by Icykill_ View Post
Wow, that blue is so dark I can't read it
I just assume it's a troll post, because what is the point of using such a difficult and unreadable color other than to irritate?
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IntegrationArch
06.22.2017 , 06:48 AM | #1067
Then again SWTOR2 on PC64/XBOXS/PS5 might want to start over.

Perhaps we need a SWTOR v1.5 64BIT DX 12 keeping just the PC Platform and HeroEngine that other BW uses today that would be less costly for BW to finish and easier to migrate us over.

Justification on SWTOR v1.5 using a 64bit Server is they could have 4 ot 8 TB of Memory, a few 40 core CPU'S and host much more concurrent toon populations and be responsive with no trouble.

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Ylliarus
06.22.2017 , 07:00 AM | #1068
People... you know there is no SWTOR 2.0 incoming? Really, on Reddit there was this guy (or gal, idk) who had this crazy theory everything indicated that they were developing a sequel to this game. They're not doing that! They have too many resources already invested in this game to attempt something of the sorts.

Do I think the story needs a reboot? Yeah, I'd love to get fully back to the Republic vs Empire, Sith vs Jedi theme and abandon the whole Alliance/Zakuul thing. But that will not happen as this is the course taken and how it will continue. There is no SWTOR 2.0 incoming and I will sooner turn into a Gizka than that a sequel to this MMO will be produced.
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IntegrationArch
06.22.2017 , 07:02 AM | #1069
yup that's what I am suggesting just keep current content and do 64bit SWTOR v1.5 but merged clean.

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BraverDre
06.22.2017 , 07:10 AM | #1070
Cross server is the best what can happen.. other games already have it to save its population