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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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MaximusRex
06.07.2012 , 02:32 PM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by earthtoearl View Post
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.
It will almost certainly take weeks to go through the entire process, they are trying to not make overfull servers so they have to monitor how many people actually take advantage of transfers. They will likely want to give a window of several days at least so players can get together with friends/family/guild mates and decide if they are going to transfer or not. They also don't want to overload the system.

Its not a lottery, if you and your son are on the same server now, and it doesn't become a destination server, you will both be able to get on the same new server together.

They aren't going to compensate you for taking optional free server transfers. It also seems like you can avoid loss of time by choosing to transfer after the end of your gaming session for the night and you should be on your new server in the morning.

You'll find out what about your server's status when they decide what it is. They aren't forcing transfers at this point, so they are going to probably focus on one destination server at a time, and open it up to a few source servers at a time, until it hits their population target, then they will move to the next destination server with a new batch of source servers.

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DarthNuke
06.07.2012 , 02:43 PM | #22
I don't care if chaos and bedlam consume the galaxy....as long as my toon if off that dead server and I can play the game again.

Sorry to sound selfish...but I've been paying for months of gametime....just to let my 50 sit idle on a dead server. Had enough of watching videos about the game....I wanna play it!!!

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Leskit
06.07.2012 , 03:32 PM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by AllisonBerryman View Post
We do have more information about character transfers coming, and we'll post a detailed FAQ that will answer many specific questions. As for being concerned about not being able to transfer to the same server as your son during free transfers, you don't have anything to worry about. Each server that becomes eligible for transfers will have just one destination server, and you'll be able to move all your characters from your origin server to that destination server. We'll announce these servers at the start of the program and then will add more as the program continues (and you'll be able to see all the information on www.swtor.com/transfer starting on the 12th), and we'll make sure to let everyone know what servers are available and when.
Does this mean we won't know what servers are origin servers till the 12th ?
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Emeda
06.07.2012 , 03:55 PM | #24
I predict that two weeks after the transfers only 2 will be above standard.
If this game is so great then why do so many people that love the game spend all their time in the forums?

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MadBlue
06.07.2012 , 06:17 PM | #25
Quote: Originally Posted by Leskit View Post
Does this mean we won't know what servers are origin servers till the 12th ?
Probably. If they released that information sooner, the destination servers would have constant queues as everyone logged on to reserve character names on all the available character slots.

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Kthx
06.07.2012 , 06:20 PM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by Emeda View Post
I predict that two weeks after the transfers only 2 will be above standard.
And I predict that you are wrong.

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Sarfux
06.07.2012 , 06:51 PM | #27
doomsaying doomsaying!

this just in doomsaying never works :/ especially on this game. Sorry. But it won't be chaos
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tloops
06.07.2012 , 06:51 PM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by earthtoearl View Post
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.
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if you and your son are on the same server now...you will have the same destination server,they have already stated they are nt sending people from the same server to different servers.
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Sarfux
06.07.2012 , 06:52 PM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by Emeda View Post
I predict that two weeks after the transfers only 2 will be above standard.
What?....

are you...serious right now? You have GOT to be kidding me. You are actually saying that only 2 servers will be a little above standard that's it? lol

wow, get a screening of some sort buddy
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oakamp
06.07.2012 , 07:05 PM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by IasonEvan View Post
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.
nonsense, there r only 3 servers status not light at our primary time,
one is fatman, so the option is limited.
English is not my first language, still working on it.