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STAR WARS™: The Old Republic™ Asia Pacific Launch

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STAR WARS™: The Old Republic™ Asia Pacific Launch
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smotyn's Avatar

02.14.2012 , 10:33 PM | #101
people, read the entire thread 'the can we move as well' has been answered alot of times

this is great step for asia/pac regions, once the DT is sorted as well i can see SWTOR becoming the main choice for mmo's in the region.

personally i have no issues with outside (region) players joining the server, it will be nice to own you cause i have the low ping for a change.

as for the poor players left on swiftsure/harbinger/jekk jekk. you'll recover.

Evgen's Avatar

02.14.2012 , 10:35 PM | #102
I too did not notice the Q&A

I'm curious why they's limit the countries in Asia pacific who can have free transfers, as opposed to, I don't know, all countries in Asia Pacific? Wacky idea I know.
From the wording it sounds like you need to have registered your code with an address in one of those countires. And that changing it after the fact won't work.

omgchicken's Avatar

02.14.2012 , 10:37 PM | #103
This is the 2nd time EA/Mythic have placed a server in Australia. Warhammer Online anyone?

The servers where in Sydney, but they moved them to Singapore to save money. The singapore servers had as much latency as the American servers AND the hardware was so crap the server stuttered once every 4 seconds.
I remember the night the community did a mass exodus and rerolled on the American servers leaving the Singapore servers a ghost town.

Player beware, they are setting this up so that you are locked into the region.
If they screw us over we will be forced to play on dodgy servers with the same lat as the American servers.

Another point. What is with the inflated pricing? It is cheaper to buy an American copy and mail to Australia then buying the listed prices. Way to gouge your customers EA, you guy are totally awesome.

Acyl's Avatar

02.14.2012 , 10:38 PM | #104
Quote: Originally Posted by longadin View Post
If the servers are located in Australia, you may as well not transfer if you're playing in Singapore.

Your ping will be about the same, if not worse...
If the ping is the same, there's still an advantage - more players on the server during peak evening times in Singapore.

I'm gonna shift a couple of alts to the new servers at least.

MonkeyBacon's Avatar

02.14.2012 , 10:40 PM | #105
If the launch is 1st March, why is Gametraders already selling it online and in stores?

Aussiedroid's Avatar

02.14.2012 , 10:48 PM | #106
Thanks for the confirmation.

Could we please get a list of the server names and types so we can start coordinating with friends to choose the same server?

Also, what is the 'limited' window of transfers - can this be clarified please?

Are there any restrictions to the number of characters or character levels that can be transferred?

Could you also advise what will happen with our hard earned Legacy XP and names? Do we need to start again or will this carry over?

What will be the Australian Customer Support number that we can call?

Please help. Cheers!
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atikamek's Avatar

02.14.2012 , 10:51 PM | #107
Swtor is always better than WoW i play WoW 3yeas and when Swtor come out i unsubscribed on WoW because Swtor will kick it WoW is dying anyway....

Maxtross's Avatar

02.14.2012 , 10:56 PM | #108
Quote: Originally Posted by mmogaddict View Post
If you do not meet the eligibility requirements for a free transfers then I am almost certain that you won't be able to transfer... because you won't be eligible.

That's kinda what the word means.

How do I know if I qualify for the free character transfers?

To qualify for free character transfers, players must meet the following requirements by Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 5:01PM EDT, 7:01PM NZDT, 2:01PM HKT, 2:01PM SGT:

You specified that your country is Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, or Singapore during your account registration process.

Redeemed an Official Game Production Registration Code on Code Redemption Center.
Have had or currently have entered a valid recurring payment method or redeemed a Pre-Paid Game Time Code.
Only characters created on The Old Republic servers by February 28, 2012, 5:01PM EDT, 7:01PM NZDT, 2:01PM HKT, 2:01PM SGT qualify for transfers.

Characters created by qualified players on a non-Asia Pacific server after the February 28th deadline will not qualify for transfers to Asia Pacific servers.

We will be sending an email to all qualified players by early March with more details. Stay tuned to for more information.
Malaysia is not listed in those Asia Pacific countries,well i guess we're screwed then
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Emeda's Avatar

02.14.2012 , 11:00 PM | #109
Quote: Originally Posted by reaperkeepet View Post
Hopefully this will bring more people into the game!
It will definity take more people out of the US servers
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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02.14.2012 , 11:33 PM | #110
Quote: Originally Posted by Maxtross View Post
Malaysia is not listed in those Asia Pacific countries,well i guess we're screwed then
You're from Malaysia - you should be used to it by now la