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Character Transfer, Server Populations and You

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Character Transfer, Server Populations and You
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WrecklessMEDIC
06.07.2012 , 02:53 PM | #1041
Quote: Originally Posted by cipher_nemo View Post
But NOT for free. And only after guilds are potentially fragmented as a result of this transfer-on-rails where they don't move guilds at all. People have to re-create, rename, etc.

I'm not all that picky about the server I'm on. But it would be nice to be on a server where doing a PUG isn't an exercise in futility. I am really more concerned with how this free move is taking place and how it's a total fubar for guilds, alliances, etc.

In the end, I'm the customer, you're the customer, and every other player here is the customer. But we're being the ones stuck with doing Bioware's work. Their inflexibility is driving subscribers away. It's contributing exactly to the stigma Bioware has for making poor choices about TOR.
I'm a guild leader myself so I know this transfer system has it's flaws. My guild will most likely have to rebuild on a new server, but it's a small price to pay to get off a dead server. Our whole guild has been discussing and preparing for this for months. And we're going to do whatever it takes to make our game experience enjoyable for all.

But, to complain about this and that isn't helping any. BioWare has a problem with server populations and they're fixing it. They can't please everyone, so they're doing their best to please the majority. I for one am happy they are constantly trying to make the game better and not just giving up like so many players have done.

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OlisJ
06.07.2012 , 02:54 PM | #1042
Yeah transfer from dead to dead server. And why can't you let players choose between Pve to PvP or RP servers as destinations? I would never want to transfer characters to any server but the one I rerolled and which is alive, so this free transfer going to be a big fail.
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cipher_nemo
06.07.2012 , 02:54 PM | #1043
Quote: Originally Posted by Ardicus View Post
selective servers to transfer too out of a select list (like most mmos do right now) isnt too bad an ideah to be honest.
Please name them. Most MMOs who offer server transfers, whether free or paid, do very little limiting on where you can go. LOTRO is pretty open and Rift is almost wide-open.

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GamewizX
06.07.2012 , 02:56 PM | #1044
Quote: Originally Posted by AllisonBerryman View Post
If your server becomes eligible for free character transfers, you'll be able to move all your characters from that server onto the destination server.
What if you have characters already on the destination server, but have 8 characters on the origin server? There are only 8 slots available, so if you have say 8 chars on the origin server and 3 on the destination server, how will it be handled?

Edit: Granted, I know the chances of this are fairly slim but it's still a possibility that I'm sure some people will encounter.
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Nakazia
06.07.2012 , 03:02 PM | #1045
Some people don't understand... that these transfers are for people currently playing on a dead server.

You re-rolled? Sorry.

You want a different TYPE of server? Sorry.

You've got multiple characters on a dead server and you'd like to move? Here's a new one.

I have a feeling that even this level of transfers is a tremendous undertaking.. but people seem to expect insta guild transfers, are upset NOW that their Fatman characters won't be able to be consolidated with their old servers characters, or OMG I want to be on a PvP server now... it's not meant to fix deliberate actions done by the player it's meant to stablize the current population.

In the future I'm sure doing some of those things may be options for a little $, but as of this moment, they're putting out a very large fire and to expect them to cater to your every transfering desire just isn't realistic.

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GWFuller
06.07.2012 , 03:03 PM | #1046
Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
Hi Rogoo,

As mentioned in the blog post, we will be maintaining server types. So it will be RP-PvP to RP-PvP.
Hi Joveth,

I am wondering about this: with the relatively small number of RP-PVP servers in each region, won't this result in RP-PVP server populations being quite a lot smaller than the other other server types? Ven Zallow plus Jung Ma would still be a relatively small server. And poor Ajunta Pall has nowhere to go at all unless all three are pushed together.

I don't mean to dump on the system -- I'm very happy that this is happening. But is there any chance of a rethink on this one?

Thanks,
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Aldael
06.07.2012 , 03:04 PM | #1047
Can anyone answer me what would happen if the transfer they give me, doesnt convince me and I don't take it, there will be another transfer from that server to another?
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psi_overtake
06.07.2012 , 03:07 PM | #1048
Quote: Originally Posted by Nakazia View Post
Some people don't understand... that these transfers are for people currently playing on a dead server.

You re-rolled? Sorry.

You want a different TYPE of server? Sorry.

You've got multiple characters on a dead server and you'd like to move? Here's a new one.

I have a feeling that even this level of transfers is a tremendous undertaking.. but people seem to expect insta guild transfers, are upset NOW that their Fatman characters won't be able to be consolidated with their old servers characters, or OMG I want to be on a PvP server now... it's not meant to fix deliberate actions done by the player it's meant to stablize the current population.

In the future I'm sure doing some of those things may be options for a little $, but as of this moment, they're putting out a very large fire and to expect them to cater to your every transfering desire just isn't realistic.
I'm in 100% agreeance

Although I still think BW should do more because the CSRs did tell them to re-roll.
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06.07.2012 , 03:10 PM | #1049
Quote: Originally Posted by Nakazia View Post
Some people don't understand... that these transfers are for people currently playing on a dead server.

You re-rolled? Sorry.

You want a different TYPE of server? Sorry.

You've got multiple characters on a dead server and you'd like to move? Here's a new one.

I have a feeling that even this level of transfers is a tremendous undertaking.. but people seem to expect insta guild transfers, are upset NOW that their Fatman characters won't be able to be consolidated with their old servers characters, or OMG I want to be on a PvP server now... it's not meant to fix deliberate actions done by the player it's meant to stablize the current population.

In the future I'm sure doing some of those things may be options for a little $, but as of this moment, they're putting out a very large fire and to expect them to cater to your every transfering desire just isn't realistic.
Agreed. If you want specific server transfers to the server of your choosing, that will only come AFTER the initial population problem is fixed with this "Phase 1", and it will also come with a price tag.
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06.07.2012 , 03:14 PM | #1050
Quote: Originally Posted by GamewizX View Post
Agreed. If you want specific server transfers to the server of your choosing, that will only come AFTER the initial population problem is fixed with this "Phase 1", and it will also come with a price tag.
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