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Asia Pacific Server Names and Launch Timing

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Asia Pacific Server Names and Launch Timing

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StephenReid
02.28.2012 , 11:02 AM | #1
Good morning, or to those of you on the other side of the world, good morning... for tomorrow.

This week we officially launch Star Wars: The Old Republic in several new territories, including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Lots of more information on all aspects of the launch will be released tomorrow in an update to our official FAQ, but as we've heard requests for server names and timing, we thought we'd give you those details a little earlier.

Here's our official launch timing. All servers will be online simultaneously at approx 5:01AM CST (Austin time), but with timezones straddling a date:

New Zealand: 12:01am NZDT (March 1st)
Australia: 10:01pm EDT (February 29th)
Singapore: 7:01pm SGT (February 29th)
Hong Kong: 7:01pm HKT (February 29th)

We'll be launching with three initial servers dedicated to these territories. As previously mentioned, these servers are physically located in Australia:

Dalborra (PvE)
Master Dar'Nala (PvP)
Gav Daragon (RP PvE)

If demand requires we open additional servers, we have the hardware ready to go. Our Live Production team will be carefully monitoring server population and potential queues to ensure the best possible experience for players.

As mentioned many more details about the Asia Pacific launch will be forthcoming in tomorrow's FAQ update, so look out for it!

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Baeen
02.28.2012 , 11:21 AM | #2
Thanks Stephen much appreciated, tho would have been perfect a week ago to allow people to plan better.

Looking forward to the new servers!

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obek_kwae
02.28.2012 , 11:54 AM | #3
Hello SR, can you please give us an idea of how close you are to sending emails out regarding transfers for those of us elligible?

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Nightraiyven
02.28.2012 , 11:54 AM | #4
Awesome news.

The AU Crew (hyperspace Pub Crawlers/Hyperspace Pub Brawlers) will roll on Dalborra once its up.

Any news on when transfers are available?
Hyperspace Pub Brawlers / Crawlers
Official Guilds of The AU Crew
Australian Gaming Community

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Lasani
02.28.2012 , 11:58 AM | #5
How is it Singaporean server when the server is physically located in Australia ? the ping would be worse than US...

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iceperson
02.28.2012 , 12:26 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Lasani View Post
How is it Singaporean server when the server is physically located in Australia ? the ping would be worse than US...
"Oceanic Server Names and Launch Timing"

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Nightraiyven
02.28.2012 , 12:37 PM | #7
Think he meant this...

New Zealand: 12:01am NZDT (March 1st)
Australia: 10:01pm EDT (February 29th)
Singapore: 7:01pm SGT (February 29th)
Hong Kong: 7:01pm HKT (February 29th)

Although i see his point that the servers will benefit Aus/NZ but HK and Singapore would have better latency to US Servers
Hyperspace Pub Brawlers / Crawlers
Official Guilds of The AU Crew
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Lasani
02.28.2012 , 01:07 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by iceperson View Post
"Oceanic Server Names and Launch Timing"
I meant this :

Quote:
BioWare and LucasArts are excited to announce that Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ will officially launch in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore on March 1st, 2012! Fans in these regions who purchase the game will be able to experience their very own Star Wars™ saga on regional servers. Players who have already begun their journey will also have a limited-time opportunity to migrate their characters from their current servers to Asia Pacific servers after the launch on March 1st, giving them the chance to take advantage of the decreased network latency by playing on a regional server. All players who qualify for a character transfer will be notified in early March with more details.
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It's no good, still Asia is ignored by EA as always.....

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zDracor
02.28.2012 , 01:28 PM | #9
Excellent! Can't wait.

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StephenReid
02.28.2012 , 01:34 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by obek_kwae View Post
Hello SR, can you please give us an idea of how close you are to sending emails out regarding transfers for those of us elligible?
Those emails are planned to be sent later this week, not long after official launch timing.