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Character Transfer, Server Populations and You

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Character Transfer, Server Populations and You
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cipher_nemo
06.08.2012 , 12:15 PM | #1411
This is just meant for fun. I'm not implying anything, and normally I'm not an analogy kind of person. But I couldn't resist making light of the server transfer situation.

Imagine if this situation was real life...

Developer: "We have a new job for you in another country. We can't tell you what country yet, but we'll tell you the minute you have your flight boarding passes. And don't worry: sell all your possessions that you can't fit in your luggage. There's no shipping services where you're heading, and we're not going to haul any cargo for you. Also, sell your home and delete your social security number. Contact us once you arrive and we'll give you a new National ID number for that country. And let us know what sort of home you sold so we can find you a similar one. Oh, and did we mention your first and last name might not be unique enough? It's ok, though, we'll let you change it when you get there. Might we suggest Harry Knuckles or Cosmo Gaylord? Also your family is free to travel with you, but they'll each have to make separate flight reservations on their own. If they have to reschedule their flights, they might be forced to pay their own way later. We're not promising anything yet."

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Celebrus
06.08.2012 , 12:15 PM | #1412
Quote: Originally Posted by JeramieCrowe View Post
The part you quoted was after the heading "The Next Step". The part he quoted was all under the first phase, indicated by the words "this process".
I'm fairly aware of the fact that he linked a portion of the first part and then purposefully ignored the IMPORTANT part in the "next step" simply to willfully spread misinformation.

But thanks for trying to point out the obvious!

I don't care what he linked, he was doing his best to spread his idea of what he wanted to happen as what *WILL* happen.

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JeramieCrowe
06.08.2012 , 12:24 PM | #1413
Quote: Originally Posted by Celebrus View Post
This is probably one of the few times we'll find common ground on something, but I agree.

They're restricting these transfers for a reason, it's fairly clear. That reason is that when the community is given it's choice, it would apparently like 2-3 extremely full servers and 100 or so dead servers.

Now, when Bioware is given the choice, they would like to see a few dozen healthy servers, and by limiting our options thats really the only way to achieve that goal. The bottom line is that they are trying to fix the current problem, not recreate it, and by allowing us too many options, it would simply cause the same problems all over again.

There isn't anything wrong with paid transfers in this instance, as the free transfers are being allowed SIMPLY AND ONLY TO FIX THE POPULATION ISSUES ON CERTAIN SERVERS. The paid transfer service will be later put in place to fix problems caused by player decisions. Such as transferring from a pvp to a pve server.
Exactly.
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WrecklessMEDIC
06.08.2012 , 12:26 PM | #1414
Quote: Originally Posted by cipher_nemo View Post
This is just meant for fun. I'm not implying anything, and normally I'm not an analogy kind of person. But I couldn't resist making light of the server transfer situation.

Imagine if this situation was real life...

Developer: "We have a new job for you in another country. We can't tell you what country yet, but we'll tell you the minute you have your flight boarding passes. And don't worry: sell all your possessions that you can't fit in your luggage. There's no shipping services where you're heading, and we're not going to haul any cargo for you. Also, sell your home and delete your social security number. Contact us once you arrive and we'll give you a new National ID number for that country. And let us know what sort of home you sold so we can find you a similar one. Oh, and did we mention your first and last name might not be unique enough? It's ok, though, we'll let you change it when you get there. Might we suggest Harry Knuckles or Cosmo Gaylord? Also your family is free to travel with you, but they'll each have to make separate flight reservations on their own. If they have to reschedule their flights, they might be forced to pay their own way later. We're not promising anything yet."
That actually made me laugh out loud. Well done!

Except you don't have to take the "free flight to your new job" at the last minute. You can still wait until after they give you all the details before you decide to move.

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Jaavik
06.08.2012 , 12:30 PM | #1415
It's a little extra frustrating because those of us who were trying to be supportive and patient with Bioware in simply re-rolling on another server so we could play the game while we wait are now finding out that there isn't a way to transfer all of the characters we have onto the same server (since I started on a PvE server and rerolled on a PvP server) .

The fact that I WAS trying to be patient and "re-roll" on another server had me experiment and try out the PvP server. I realized I was enjoying myself much more and was looking forward to a time I could bring my 50's over to do it as well.

I'm REALLY disappointed that we can't transfer from a PvE server to a PvP server on the initial "free transfers". Is there a clear reason as to why?
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cipher_nemo
06.08.2012 , 12:32 PM | #1416
Quote: Originally Posted by WrecklessMEDIC View Post
That actually made me laugh out loud. Well done!

Except you don't have to take the "free flight to your new job" at the last minute. You can still wait until after they give you all the details before you decide to move.
Oh good point. I should have added to the beginning of that...

"We're giving you a choice: you can move to a new country where you'll easily find work, or you can stay here where most likely no one will hire you."

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JeramieCrowe
06.08.2012 , 12:33 PM | #1417
Quote: Originally Posted by cipher_nemo View Post
Oh good point. I should have added to the beginning of that...

"We're giving you a choice: you can move to a new country where you'll easily find work, or you can stay here where most likely no one will hire you."
"It's okay, I'll stay here. I work from home anyway. My family helps out."
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WrecklessMEDIC
06.08.2012 , 12:33 PM | #1418
Quote: Originally Posted by cipher_nemo View Post
Oh good point. I should have added to the beginning of that...

"We're giving you a choice: you can move to a new country where you'll easily find work, or you can stay here where most likely no one will hire you."
There you go!..... Lol.

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Jaavik
06.08.2012 , 12:39 PM | #1419
Quote: Originally Posted by WrecklessMEDIC View Post
Yes, you will definitely be able to transfer from PvE to PvP servers (and Vise Versa)

...... later.
Yeah, after I posted that, i read a little further into the thread and saw the answer as far as a "later opportunity".

I'm a little frustrated that server transfers are finally here, and now I'm back in the "coming soon" category to get the transfers I needed. I guess I'll just play my re-rolls on the PvP server and maybe "someday soon" I'll be able to reunite my legacy.

I'm trying REALLY hard to be patient... But it keeps getting worse...
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Arlbo_Nabbins
06.08.2012 , 12:49 PM | #1420
Quote: Originally Posted by WrecklessMEDIC View Post
Yes, you will definitely be able to transfer from PvE to PvP servers (and Vise Versa)

...... later.
No, you wont definitely be able to do this. Its quite likely that they will allow these types of transfers in the future but you will probably have to pay a fee because this is not about fixing a problem due to low population but from something the player chose to do.

A 2nd phase of free transfers that allows people to do some consolidation of their toons might happen but that again is more likely to be within the same server type and there is zero information to confirm they will do this.