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Free Character Transfers Now Available On Select Servers

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Free Character Transfers Now Available On Select Servers
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Chalendar's Avatar

06.25.2012 , 10:53 PM | #5051
They need to allow cross server wazone and campaign instance ques much like WoW and maybe or an added flare institute a cross server global trade network depending on your east/west cost locations. I know this is not WoW but they need to take some of the lessons learned from other mmorpgs instead to trying to reinvent the wheel.

Nitebytes's Avatar

06.26.2012 , 09:34 AM | #5052
06.24.2012 , 09:02 PM | #1
Hi all,
Can anyone answer these for me?

Will my server close? What happens if I don't xfer?

You see, I can't have ANY of my character names or my Legacy name on my listed destination server.
I chose those names for a whole bunch of reasons, and for a similar whole bunch of reasons don't want to have to rename my toons.

There are servers out there where I can have most, if not all of my toon names, but they're not valid destinations for me, so for now I'm choosing to stay on my current server while I play out the storylines.

Will the server close on me and force me to move to the listed destination server?

Is there any chance of a transfer to a server other than the listed destination?

Thanks all
Had another thread, that was closed and I was told to ask here, so here I am ...
Waddya mean i can't space 'em?!

Jaavik's Avatar

06.26.2012 , 09:42 AM | #5053
Quote: Originally Posted by Jonoku View Post
I'm closer to the edge leaping into GW2 then ever before now. I have no desire to get on without my main legacy merged with my other legacy.
No interest in Guild Wars 2. I'm sure it's a fine game and I don't blame ANYONE for being frustrated enough to take off and try new games, but I'm a Sci-Fi fan and a Star Wars fan. This game is what I have for now and I love it. Warts and all...

So my ONLY choice is to be patient. I honestly have no idea why it seems to take so long to get the most important things done in this game. I'm perfectly willing to pay to transfer my characters to the server I want them on if that's the only option for me. But I pray that Bioware will come to an understanding that due to the LONG wait on the population problems, many of us were forced to abandon our primary characters and re-roll on populated servers. In some cases, such as mine, re-rolling had us experiment on different server types.

My two 50's with my built-up legacy are trapped on a PvE server right now, but I've discovered that I enjoy the PvP environment better. I've also discovered a guild that i enjoy playing with. None of which I would have discovered if the server population hadn't been SO spread out for SO long.

Like other fans of the game, we wanted it to succeed, so we remained loyal to the company and never let our subscriptions run out and had to "make do" with what we had to keep playing the game. I just hope Bioware will show some loyalty back to us.

I'm not one for throwing tantrums to get what I want (you posters know who you are).
I make do with what I have.
...and so I wait...
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Jaavik's Avatar

06.26.2012 , 09:54 AM | #5054
Quote: Originally Posted by Nitebytes View Post
Had another thread, that was closed and I was told to ask here, so here I am ...
Transfers are completely voluntary. Nobody is being forced to move to another server if they don't want to.

We have no information as of right now about what transfers are going to be available to us after the initial free transfers or WHEN they will be available.

I'm unaware of any plans to close the origin servers or merge them or whatever. It hasn't been made clear to us at this time.

The initial transfers were to allow players to move to a more populated server so they could more easily form groups for flashpoints, warzones, etc. If that isn't your thing, you can stay where you are.

If you WANT to play on a populated server, you have a FREE opportunity to move there and play with more people, the only possible cost being the loss of your character names because someone else already had them. It's up to you to determine if having those names are more important than actually playing the game the way you want to play it.

They didn't allow us to pick where WE wanted to go, because their intention, first and foremost, was to build up specific servers to a specific amount. To allow us to chose the destination at this point would defeat their ability to determine which servers to transfer where and be able to determine what the eventual population will become (not too full and not too empty).

I hope this helps some, but all in all, there isn't as much information about what's going on as there is pure speculation.
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06.26.2012 , 10:13 AM | #5055
Is there a lot of people quiting the game sence the transfers have started. I was thinking of transfering last night and found out that there was only one server avalible to transfer to. but the server that i am on there is harly anyone on it anymore it makes it hard to group when you are the only on on the planet.

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06.26.2012 , 10:25 AM | #5056
Quote: Originally Posted by Jaavik View Post
Transfers are completely voluntary. Nobody is being forced to move to another server if they don't want to.
Problem is when you actually want to do stuff and there are 4 people on the entire server - and this was at half 8 at night!

I'm not a massively hardcore player but I was quite cheesed off that I had to re-subscribe to find out that I basically couldn't play my main character because A) my current server is a wasteland, and b) I can't move because the only destination server is fairly overpopulated, resulting in wait times to even get in to play the game. Also I'll lose my name - part of the reason I was so eager to pre-order the game (I knew I'd get on first and nab it).

I'm not sure what I am to do.

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06.26.2012 , 10:39 AM | #5057
Tomb again crowded .. 50 minutes waiting for what would come into play. Why should I suffer because of what you have already dug a completed transfer to the server?
When I first started playing, I chose Tunb because it was well populated, but not critical ...

And now, having come home, I only need 40minut that would connect to the server .... This is not the case.

Open the transfer from Tomba to any ser

FeekSands's Avatar

06.26.2012 , 12:47 PM | #5058
For me I choose not to change servers yet because the one they are forcing me to is always full. Why would I choose to go to a server where I would have to wait to play. At least with SWG when they closed half their servers you got to choose which of the still open servers you could go to. Going from a light server to having to wait to play will kill the game for sure. For me anyway since I don't pvp I could care less about light or heavy just don't want mine to be so full as to cause wait times to log in. So I'll possibly wait till I am forced to move off my server.

makcswer's Avatar

06.26.2012 , 01:48 PM | #5059
Tomb is full, i wait 1 hour and its a big problem. queue position 1849 please wait

Glandron's Avatar

06.26.2012 , 03:17 PM | #5060
I just transfered and am seriously regretting it! didnt think to check if the server I was joining was full.... now it looks like an hour wait!!!!!!! what a joke come on sort this out people, I cant see many people continuing to pay 8.99 a month when they cant even play!!