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FREE Character Transfers are Coming!

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JeramieCrowe
04.28.2012 , 02:23 AM | #131
Quote: Originally Posted by recsa View Post
SOLUTION:
Take a snapshot at yesterday's date of lvl 50 accounts on each server, allow people to FREE transfer chars to any server where they already have a lvl 50 toon, this will not affect server load, since we are already playing there.
It would be quite telling to see actual accounts that have 50s. Understand, however, that this will be completely different than doing a server search of 50s online. Just yesterday I went to Coruscant on my new alt, and there were over 90 on Coruscant alone, over 60 on Taris. Now, those can't be all new players. That means that all those level 50s on my server? They're playing alts, just like I am, me with 2 level 50s to my name.

So, doing a search for current level 50s online will tell you exactly Jack Squat.
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JeramieCrowe
04.28.2012 , 02:25 AM | #132
Quote: Originally Posted by Shamballa View Post
While I am pleased with the tentative release schedule of summer, since it is pretty close, strictly speaking, people have made valid arguments about being outraged that Bioware wants us to pay for server transfers. Bioware/EA need to do a lot of stuff to save face with customers right now, in order to save/stabilize the population. Server merges, LFG tools, character transfers, etc. will really improve the grouping problems most of the current players are experiencing.

That said, you will not see those features save the game if people have to pay for them, especially if they are overpriced like I think the transfer features on WoW are. $25 to $30 dollars for server transfer like WoW? You want people to pay and not feel completely back-stabbed? Then $5 dollars is the limit. And given the circumstances (mainly that the players are not the ones to blame for playing on a server in the beginning of the game that slowly decayed to low population) any charge on these features is just going to make them lose more subscriptions than it will save, IMO. Bioware needs to set things right while also not mugging us for a few extra dollars in the process. The customer needs to be happy, key point of a business. Customers will go elsewhere if they are not treated well.

And my strong belief is that server mergers are a good choice for Bioware here. Simply transfer all the characters from about three(?) low population servers together, for free! If you want to choose your destination, maybe you have to pay a small $5 fee. Seems like a possible compromise...though if we have to pay $5 for each character and we want to move multiple ones, the price could add up and become unacceptable. Bulk moves are the way to go.
Most server transfers are free. You know, to the ones that will benefit you most. However, if you wish to move to one that will not benefit you most, i.e. one that's not on the list, it'll cost ya.

In short, you most likely won't have to pay.
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glazia
04.28.2012 , 02:26 AM | #133
Quote: Originally Posted by TCMcQueen View Post
Are we talking about this Rift? http://www.gamesindustry.biz/article...-USD85-million

100+ Million in 10 months. Rift is dying like TOR is dying. As in neither are. You really should refrain from inflicting your peculiar brand of insanity on us again.
hahaha rift is not dying they are only getting better when i play there is tons of people on unlike swtor with almost every server dead. the dev team has no clue what to do i bet most of the people will be gone if we do not get transfer's soon very soon

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Shamballa
04.28.2012 , 02:35 AM | #134
Quote: Originally Posted by JeramieCrowe View Post
Most server transfers are free. You know, to the ones that will benefit you most. However, if you wish to move to one that will not benefit you most, i.e. one that's not on the list, it'll cost ya.

In short, you most likely won't have to pay.
If you read recsa's post on page 14, just a couple above mine, you'll see he started over again on a high population server when his original become too low in population to play on. He is angry that he'll have to pay to move his original characters to his high population server in order to link them up. I have read posts by others in the same situation. People rerolled on high population servers because they did not see any other choice. Now, down the road, they will have to pay in order to bring their original high level characters to their second, new server? That doesn't seem fair, they should not be blamed and made to pay for Bioware's mistakes when managing the number of servers and server population at launch.

I suppose you could argue they could move their characters from the high pop servers to the lower one...but that hardly seems like a safe bet when you're concerned with having a server that is populated enough to play on. Might as well ask them to quit.

I do not see any way around closing some servers down, as the population will naturally abandon some low population servers. We can only move so many off higher populated servers and other servers in general...the total game population cannot support the current number of servers. That is why I argue for mergers.

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JeramieCrowe
04.28.2012 , 02:38 AM | #135
Quote: Originally Posted by Shamballa View Post
If you read resca's post on page 14, just a couple above mine, you'll see he started over again on a high population server when his original become too low in population to play on. He is angry that he'll have to pay to move his original characters to his high population server in order to link them up. I have read posts by others in the same situation. People rerolled on high population servers because they did not see any other choice. Now, down the road, they will have to pay in order to bring their original high level characters to their second, new server? That doesn't seem fair, they should not be blamed and made to pay for Bioware's mistakes when managing the number of servers and server population at launch.

I suppose you could argue they could move their characters from the high pop servers to the lower one...but that hardly seems like a safe bet when you're concerned with having a server that is populated enough to play on. Might as well ask them to quit.

I do not see any way around closing some servers down, as the population will naturally abandon some low population servers. We can only move so many off higher populated servers and other servers in general...the total game population cannot support the current number of servers. That is why I argue for mergers.
You could also argue that no one knows what server to what server is going to have to be paid for. Which is true. Chicken Littling at this stage is a bit premature.
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Goretzu
04.28.2012 , 02:39 AM | #136
Quote: Originally Posted by thomasgallant View Post
hopefully this will make some people happy. though i think they should force a few servers to close moving all the players. atleast people can not say bioware isnt listening and reacting in a positive manner.

sure it may be the summer before they come in , but i could see that being a logistics nightmare to move all those players properly
It's probably a bit late, and really they could just merge some (just allow duplicate legacy names, it is no big deal and more than two people with the same last name of "Smith" is), but yes.
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JeramieCrowe
04.28.2012 , 02:40 AM | #137
Quote: Originally Posted by Goretzu View Post
It's probably a bit late, and really they could just merge some (just allow duplicate legacy names, it is no big deal and more than two people with the same last name of "Smith" is), but yes.
Do you have data to back up your claim that allowing duplicate legacy names is "no big deal"? It really seems like a big deal to me...
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recsa
04.28.2012 , 02:45 AM | #138
Quote: Originally Posted by Shamballa View Post
I suppose you could argue they could move their characters from the high pop servers to the lower one...but that hardly seems like a safe bet when you're concerned with having a server that is populated enough to play on. Might as well ask them to quit.
Could not have said it better, most of the people that will get the promotional transfers will probably be people that have already quit the game and comes back to test how the consolidate server works, but i feel that people has ... "easy quiting" so the new server might aswell become empty in few weeks, im not doing the same mistake again.

My new main is in a high pop server, i just want to consolidate my legacy and credits, its not like asking for soemthing that is not rightfully mine, i have done my part, i rerolled and not unsubbed, now im rewarded having to pay
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JeramieCrowe
04.28.2012 , 02:50 AM | #139
Quote: Originally Posted by recsa View Post
Could not have said it better, most of the people that will get the promotional transfers will probably be people that have already quit the game and comes back to test how the consolidate server works, but i feel that people has ... "easy quiting" so the new server might aswell become empty in few weeks, im not doing the same mistake again.

My new main is in a high pop server, i just want to consolidate my legacy and credits, its not like asking for soemthing that is not rightfully mine, i have done my part, i rerolled and not unsubbed, now im rewarded having to pay
Really? You know which servers will have to pay to get to which servers? No? Then no one has any room to talk here.
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smexymage
04.28.2012 , 02:53 AM | #140
Im glad to see they are finally doing this but I wish things like this would have been put in place before the Rakghoul event as I wasnt able to fully take part in it due to a dead server.
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