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Miffy
01.05.2012 , 04:35 PM | #1
Any one else noticed that the servers were all full during peak times the other week and now all the full ones are now only heavy or very heavy. Lots are just standard now and you log on to them to see what the populations are like and you'll get like 20 people in a zone compared to around 80 in the very heavy ones.

Bioware needs to start merging servers before they make the mistake every other developer has done with mmorpgs ever since WoW. If you're part of an unpopulated server you're more likely to quit because you cannot find the people to play with.

It's not a doomsday thread but Bioware need to get on top of the population decline before the servers get too underpopulated and people quit.

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04.29.2012 , 08:06 PM | #2
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RicoFrost
04.29.2012 , 08:15 PM | #3
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From what I've heard, most of the players on the asia pacific servers were actually players on north american or european servers. Some of them transferred their characters and other decided to start fresh. Those infos combined to the low number of servers (3) make me conclude that their servers won't dry up in 2 months. We'll see, I guess.
That's correct most off us played on the USA servers and have only just had character transfers. Some of us re-rolled. I was one that re-rolled and I;m still having lots of fun playing the game.
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04.29.2012 , 08:23 PM | #4
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Quote: Originally Posted by Kthx
Torstatus is not anecdotal, in fact it is the most representative data there is. One just has to understand what it represents, which is a relative rating of server load (Full, Very Heavy, Heavy, Standard, Light) – no more, no less. But it's definitely data. In what way is it anecdotal?
Definition of anecdotal:
based on personal observation, case study reports, or random investigations rather than systematic scientific evaluation: anecdotal evidence.
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04.29.2012 , 08:57 PM | #5
I don't want to reroll on another server. All time time I spent on my legacy will feel like a waste. I also don't want to pay for transfers, it's feeding Bioware's greedy incentives. I don't want to play on a server that's dead.

In fact, I'll probably unsub because any way I can stop paying Bioware for feeding me ******** is ideal. Or they can finally stop feeding me ********

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ProwlerBCO
04.29.2012 , 09:18 PM | #6
Unsubbed. Game got boring fast.

Will be back if/when 3D space combat is added.

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RicoFrost
04.29.2012 , 09:27 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by CaptainDil View Post
I don't want to reroll on another server. All time time I spent on my legacy will feel like a waste. I also don't want to pay for transfers, it's feeding Bioware's greedy incentives. I don't want to play on a server that's dead.

In fact, I'll probably unsub because any way I can stop paying Bioware for feeding me ******** is ideal. Or they can finally stop feeding me ********
I guess you don't play the game because you enjoy it then clearly as you view this game as a waste of time then you should unsub. If it will make you happy than you should. If you don't want to play on a dead server and your not willing to adapt to the situation by re-rolling because you feel its a waste then you should unsub.

I have re-rolled may times myself, I have changed servers about 4 times now but it doesn't bother me because i actually enjoy the game very much.
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RicoFrost
04.29.2012 , 09:30 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by ProwlerBCO View Post
Unsubbed. Game got boring fast.

Will be back if/when 3D space combat is added.
Just out of interest, could I ask what you found boring about the game?
Also what game will you play now that you don't play this?
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Kthx
04.29.2012 , 09:34 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by RickRedOne View Post
Definition of anecdotal: based on personal observation, case study reports, or random investigations rather than systematic scientific evaluation: anecdotal evidence.
Right, and by that definition torstatus.net is not anecdotal evidence.

- It is clearly not personal observation, it is a continuous, periodic sampling from SWTOR's server status
- It is not a case study: It covers all servers and goes back 60 days in time
- It is not random, it is a systematic sample of server load (Light/Standard/Heavy/Very Heavy/Full)

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Qoojo
04.29.2012 , 09:37 PM | #10
All I can say is that after getting a char to 50, I decided to take a week break. Now I cannot seem to play longer than 10-20 minutes before losing interest in leveling alt, and I have no interest in doing anything with my level 50. I rather continue playing "Legends of Grimrock", or GW2 beta.


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