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NoMadtech
11.09.2017 , 03:18 PM | #1
Wasn't Satele Shan Server supposed to be a West Coast time Zone server ??????

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teclado
11.09.2017 , 03:56 PM | #2
Yeah. Best we can tell, they consolidated things to save $$ and they intentionally didn't tell us ahead of time because they didn't want everybody jumping to one server (apparently they didn't think one could handle the load). So we get double ping and EA saves money. Everybody wins!! /sarc

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aerockyul
11.09.2017 , 06:27 PM | #3
Even though it's physically in Virginia, I would assume Satele Shan will remain the unofficial West Coast server, because Harbinger residents are unlikely to transfer en masse to Star Forge for the exact same latency. So you'll probably see more players during west coast's primetime on SS.
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pyro_princess
11.09.2017 , 07:35 PM | #4
I don't understand how you guys are getting so much latency. Is America's internet services really that bad that you literally have to be near the server to receive a decent response time? In my country, I can do Star Forge, Satele Shan, and Darth Malgus, and it all has the exact same latency for me. I don't understand how it affects you so poorly.

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DarkAmundson
11.09.2017 , 08:25 PM | #5
Well, the main thing about SWTOR is this:

1. It's not a high-quality game like Ghost-Recon Wildlands/ Destiny 2/ whatever other game has the capability to have high-end graphics that require you to have the best system in the gaming community in order to perform decently. So many who play SWTOR aren't necessarily playing with a potato (though I'm sure some are) or are close to it. So it's safe to say that many players have an average or slightly above average system. Which can alone effect gameplay based on location to the server. (What I mean is, your system can only take you so far as to how your game performs thus directly effect things such as ping/lag).

1a. SWTOR also isn't the game where you need a higher graphics card, you really could use an 860m GEFORCE by INVIDIA if you choose. As long as you meet these next two requirements. SWTOR doesn't rely on the state of what kind of graphics card you use, sure it will help, but SWTOR mainly runs off of your CPU, the higher your CPU you'll see much better results than if you were to just update your graphics. The reason behind this is: Your connected to a server that is always loading and keeping you at roughly the same time as everyone else (ping).
So the better the CPU you have the better performance of the game you'll see. (Once again, this will only take you so far. If your internet isn't up to par you will still see lag/ping issues).

2. My final point is this: Mostly everyone who plays SWTOR has good-excellent-balls to the wall crazy internet will see a great game (as long as the meet/exceed the above 2 requirements) Having the worlds best internet means nothing if your computer can't process all the information it receives. This will also make your ping/lag shoot up. There are ways to compensate for a low grade system on a high power internet service. Lower the graphics. You will be amazed at how many people try to play games higher than what they can handle, this will cause then issues, not with just ping and lag, but with frame rates dropping to the floor.

This also works the other way, if your system is amazing but your internet is slow, you will still need to lower your graphics. Probably not as low as the people who have a bad system and good internet but you will still need to lower it some to compensate for what you are missing.

Ending statement: Everyone who has lag/ping issues usually has one of the reasons I've listed above. This doesn't mean I'm right about this now because of the server merge. That could have effected things greatly. Therefore we need to be supportive as players and give them the bug reports that they need. Because they can fix the problem. Don't just tell them you have a problem. Give them the w's.

When: When did it happen?
Where: Where were you when it happened?
What: What were you doing when it happened?

Be informative yet polite and they can get to it fairly quickly. If enough people report their issues they way I have said to. They will probably feel more obligated to solve the matter sooner and will feel better for receiving such polite responses/bug reports. Remember, most of them who build/fix the game play it too. They want to see it fixed just as badly as you do.

That being said, it will probably still be at a minimum two months before they get all the issues fixed that are causing the issues.

If any of you have any questions. Feel free to send me a message on this site and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!

Have a great day everybody!

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-Holmes
11.09.2017 , 08:41 PM | #6
I live in Australia. I used to play on Dalborra with 40ms. They closed it down(instead of merging the 3 APAC servers).
I moved to Bastion with 210ms. That server died cause nobody cared about a PvP server.
I moved to Harbinger with the same 210ms. I played there for years, learning to cope with the high latency.
Now they move the "west coast" server to east coast, I get 295-310 ms.

It really feels like BW just doesn't want me to play this game.
What's star wars?

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DarkAmundson
11.09.2017 , 09:10 PM | #7
It really feels like BW just doesn't want me to play this game. [/QUOTE]

Don't worry man, and most importantly don't give up! I'd wait a long while. Give them a few months for fix their server issues first. They aren't going to give up on you Aussies yet! You all are a great part of the community that they honestly can't afford to lose.

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auroroavalor
11.09.2017 , 09:53 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by DarkAmundson View Post
It really feels like BW just doesn't want me to play this game.
"Don't worry man, and most importantly don't give up! I'd wait a long while. Give them a few months for fix their server issues first. They aren't going to give up on you Aussies yet! You all are a great part of the community that they honestly can't afford to lose. "

I think you're kidding yourself here...

Also, idk how BW managed to break quotes on the site
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teclado
11.09.2017 , 10:04 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by DarkAmundson View Post
This also works the other way, if your system is amazing but your internet is slow, you will still need to lower your graphics.
No.

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TrixxieTriss
11.10.2017 , 12:19 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by pyro_princess View Post
I don't understand how you guys are getting so much latency. Is America's internet services really that bad that you literally have to be near the server to receive a decent response time? In my country, I can do Star Forge, Satele Shan, and Darth Malgus, and it all has the exact same latency for me. I don't understand how it affects you so poorly.
Play from Australia and it adds 70ms on top of the 210ms we already had.