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Predict Chaos 1st week of Server Transfers

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Predict Chaos 1st week of Server Transfers
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earthtoearl
06.07.2012 , 11:59 AM | #1
(EDIT: my issue of "MAIN CONCERN" has been answered several times. Its now a non-issue. Thankyou for your help.)

I'm happy for server transfers and what BW is trying to do. After a week or two of headache things will get better. However, the 1st week is going to be a mess with having to wait in Que to transfer, name changing, Guild reforming, and the most important irritation will be :

"...some of you may be looking to consolidate characters from a variety of origin servers onto one server, and others may be anxious to move to a specific server to be with friends. With the restrictions of this initial service, that may not be possible. "
1st question is how long is this "initial service" going to last? If its several weeks or a month =

From other things said, it sounds like a lottery system, if and when you can transfer. It may be a week of wasted game time trying to get it all sorted out. Is BW going to compensate us for that? Are we going to get a notice if our server is a "origin" or a "destination" server? And how long will be sitting around waiting to find out?

MY MAIN CONCERN:
My son and I each have a sub. We each have several characters that we play together at different times. We play together in a guild a lot. If we are unable to transfer our characters to the same server together then IMO this whole Server Transfer is one big FAIL.

Suggestion:
Call up the City Of Heroes MMO team and ask how they did it.
I played that for years and was there when they started their server transfer and it was so quick and simple. You started with several free transfer tokens, a few clicks, and your there. Other than trying to keep a few servers from getting overpopulated its not clear to me why they feel they need to over control everything.

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Holden_Dissent
06.07.2012 , 12:05 PM | #2
You're predicting chaos already? interesting.

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Kourage
06.07.2012 , 12:07 PM | #3
I'm predicting 80 people on fleet of The Fatman during prime time after everyone goes back to their old characters. Chaos!
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psi_overtake
06.07.2012 , 12:09 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by earthtoearl View Post
MY MAIN CONCERN:
My son and I each have a sub. We each have several characters that we play together at different times. We play together in a guild a lot. If we are unable to transfer our characters to the same server together then IMO this whole Server Transfer is one big FAIL.
Other than potentially needing to change your name and/or legacy name, you two shouldn't have any problems.
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Torvasha
06.07.2012 , 12:10 PM | #5
Dr. Peter Venkman: This city (In our case SERVER) is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.
Mayor: What do you mean, "biblical"?
Dr Ray Stantz: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath of God type stuff.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Exactly.
Dr Ray Stantz: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling!
Dr. Egon Spengler: Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...
Winston Zeddemore: The dead rising from the grave!
Dr. Peter Venkman: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!
Mayor: All right, all right! I get the point!

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earthtoearl
06.07.2012 , 12:12 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by psi_overtake View Post
Other than potentially needing to change your name and/or legacy name, you two shouldn't have any problems.
Thanks, im hoping.

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IasonEvan
06.07.2012 , 12:15 PM | #7
Fortunately, I am on a RP PvP server that is already nicely populated and I play in a great guild with RL friends. I agree there will be chaos though. Also, if you think transferring to a well populated server means all smooth sailing, think again. Welcome back to server queues and trolls and loot and crafting node steals and gankers and all sorts of nasty.

My advice, find a great guild or make one on a medium population server.

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psi_overtake
06.07.2012 , 12:16 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by earthtoearl View Post
Thanks, im hoping.
I wish my parents played SW:TOR with my friends and I lol
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Forgon
06.07.2012 , 12:17 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by earthtoearl View Post
Thanks, im hoping.
Just make sure you get your request in first and you two do it together. It is highly unlikely after you and him do it one after the other (or at the same time) that the server limit for transfers will be cut off at that point.

I predict a lot of complaining and vulgar threads from the community five-minutes into server transfers because customer service is overwhelmed and has to deal with the mass influx and players cannot wait a day or two for their character to be filtered to the server.
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No, we need to rant on how this game is exactly like WoW and when we learn it's not like WoW we go into a blood rage. We must aim to be inconsistent, incoherent and contradictory.

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mariioow
06.07.2012 , 12:25 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by psi_overtake View Post
I wish my parents played SW:TOR with my friends and I lol
i wish my friends played swtor lol