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Character Transfer, Server Populations and You

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Character Transfer, Server Populations and You
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JimG's Avatar

06.06.2012 , 12:37 PM | #91
"Our aim is to maximize server population across the entire service and to enhance the gameplay experience for our players....In some cases, a large number of origin servers will be eligible to move to a single destination server. In others, very few origin servers will be transferring to existing high population destination servers."

It will be interesting to see how much they allow transfers to higher pop servers. Currently, there is no way to maximize server population across all the servers because they don't have enough players to do that. They'd have to add a lot more players. They badly need to consolidate some servers and concentrate the population on a lower number of servers instead of trying to spread it thin across all of the servers. Hopefully they to designate at least 5 servers eligible for transfer for each higher pop server. I'm on The Harbinger, which has always been one of the highest pop servers, but it is absolutely nowhere near full capacity especially because they announced they will be increasing population caps with their mega-servers or whatever they are calling them. If they allow no one or only people from one very low pop server to transfer there, then that would be a big mistake.

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06.06.2012 , 12:37 PM | #92
Quote: Originally Posted by kilosoldier View Post
They should merge servers to preserve communities/guilds etc. This is the best answer. Once the server pops stabilize then allow a paid transfer service to be implemented. The only reason this isnt happening is because of "bad press", which is asinine because SWTOR is swimming in bad press as it is.
Forcing players to change servers and rename their characters just because you want them to doesn't sound like the greatest business move in history, does it?
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06.06.2012 , 12:37 PM | #93
Quote: Originally Posted by JeramieCrowe View Post
How do you know no servers are "getting axed"?
We still believe that you will enjoy playing on a higher population server and hope you'll take advantage of the service, but you won't be forced to transfer.
It's pretty clear that nobody is being forced to transfer. No forced transfers implies no server shut downs.

And nowhere in the entire post does it say anything about server shut downs.

kithsyn's Avatar

06.06.2012 , 12:37 PM | #94
Impressive and makes me happy.

A couple of weeks ago I said I was 70 pct happy with the game and 30 pct unhappy. 25 of the 30 pct has just been satisfied. Thank you so much!!!

Now for those of us that have been unable to Pvp for 4-5 weeks due to low pop servers, will you be willing to give us free month of game time? Since you advertised a product you were unable to deliver?

But overall good news. Thanks again.

Benfynyn's Avatar

06.06.2012 , 12:37 PM | #95
I, for one, am very happy with all the recent news and information we've received but most of all this info about transfers. I eagerly await the 12th of June and getting reacquainted with my dusty characters.
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Sammm's Avatar

06.06.2012 , 12:38 PM | #96
Thank you Bioware.

I'm glad I was wrong, I predicted June 19th 2012 for the transfers but instead it's earlier (June 12th 2012).

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06.06.2012 , 12:38 PM | #97
Quote: Originally Posted by Rouncer View Post
Seriously. Waste of time. What the hell happened to free transfers where ever people want to go? So what if it ends up with server queues, then people will move elsewhere. So this really is just another money grab by forcing people to pay for transfers to where they actually want to go.

My sub is running out soon and while I am enjoying leveling a Jedi Knight on Fatman there is no way I will be paying to run up legacy levels on him because you won't let me move my existing legacy, that is stuck on Veela, over to Fatman to be with him.
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danpen's Avatar

06.06.2012 , 12:38 PM | #98
Quote: Originally Posted by Dezzi View Post
Which is my point. They make it pretty clear that transfers for a fee are coming, and by enforcing such arbitrary restrictions (like server type), they guarantee themselves some sales.
Hello there Dezzi,

Can you tell me what you mean about a Transfer fee i do not know what you mean.
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RaphaelK's Avatar

06.06.2012 , 12:38 PM | #99
Great news!

One question, it says
We can tell you that all server types and languages will be respected. You will not find your PvE characters transferred to a PvP server, or vice versa!
To clarify, that includes RP types as their own, right? Like, we won't see people moving into RP-PvE servers from regular PvE, and vice versa?

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06.06.2012 , 12:38 PM | #100
Quote: Originally Posted by Dezzi View Post
Which is my point. They make it pretty clear that transfers for a fee are coming, and by enforcing such arbitrary restrictions (like server type), they guarantee themselves some sales.
Yup, as someone has already stated here, this stinks of a money grab.
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