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Character Transfer, Server Populations and You
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06.08.2012 , 04:42 PM | #1501
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Is it just me or do these three sentences not make sense together? I mean, first it says "it starts on June 12". Then it says "We have no scheduled time frame". And then again it says "release is now June 12th". oO
I'd have to go back and check it, but I think the quote:

"While we do not have a scheduled time frame for the launch of such a service... "

had to do with transfers OTHER than the initial free transfers (such as transferring to a specific server not targeted or transferring from PvE to PvP, etc.)

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06.08.2012 , 04:43 PM | #1502
Starting next week on June 12th, 2012, we’re allowing character transfers to occur between selected servers...
This is when the process is starting. Starting on this day and probably the weeks following it's going to be very messy and confusing.

While we do not have a scheduled time frame for the launch of such a service...
I think they were referring to a more refined transfer service than the one that is being implemented on the 12th

We're in the final stretch of testing the service, and our release is now June 12th, 2012.
This means they are giving in to our demands again before they are actually ready
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06.08.2012 , 04:44 PM | #1503
Quote: Originally Posted by Sydth View Post
oh i see.. that is true.
I played Allods Online before this. When you died you went to Purgatory. The higher your level the longer the wait to resurrect. You could instantly rez with Myrrh but Myrrh costs in-game gold and isn't altogether cheap. This also made classes with resurrection all the more demanding. Oh, and then there's the risk your gear being cursed; all the stats turned negative [+50 strength to -50 strength] which required a VERY expensive cleansing scroll. Cursing is prevent with holy charms which expire upon death and also have to be replenished with in-game money.

So yes count your lucky star (wars) that there are no lasting effects upon death.
I honestly wouldn't mind some kind of "death penalty". It makes the combat a little more meaningful. When I played City of Heroes, dying would cause you to earn a specific amount of XP at a reduced rate. Once the "XP Debt" was paid off, you started earning at the regular rate. Depending on your level, the XP debt would only go to a set limit.
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06.08.2012 , 04:48 PM | #1504
Quote: Originally Posted by Sydth View Post
Starting next week on June 12th, 2012, we’re allowing character transfers to occur between selected servers...
This is when the process is starting. Starting on this day and probably the weeks following it's going to be very messy and confusing.

While we do not have a scheduled time frame for the launch of such a service...
I think they were referring to a more refined transfer service than the one that is being implemented on the 12th

We're in the final stretch of testing the service, and our release is now June 12th, 2012.
This means they are giving in to our demands again before they are actually ready
Hardly messy and confusing. They open up one destination server, and select X# of origin servers. Those servers' populace move the one destination server. No real confusion there. This implementation is pretty refined, but then again, I'm not sure what you may feel is refined, in comparison to what I believe. Difference in perspective, I suppose. As for them stating a date, I'm not sure how this is giving in to our "demands". In a way, yes, because we've been pining for transfers for a while now, but everyone, player and developer alike, know that this is needed in order for player bases to survive, and they have now found a method that will work, and have (hopefully) ironed out the kinks that can be associated with such a transfer process.

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06.08.2012 , 04:52 PM | #1505
Quote: Originally Posted by Jaavik View Post
I'd have to go back and check it, but I think the quote:

"While we do not have a scheduled time frame for the launch of such a service... "

had to do with transfers OTHER than the initial free transfers (such as transferring to a specific server not targeted or transferring from PvE to PvP, etc.)
ah, okay, now I got it. Thank you. =)

But still having the following question:
Quote: Originally Posted by Creror View Post
But now I'm wondering:
So let's say I'm transfering with a character named "Jaksen" (just an example) to a server which already have a "Jaksen".
That means I have to rename my character.
But what if my char is already Level 50 and the other one, that already exists on the server, is just Level 1?
So who will be prioritized now?

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06.08.2012 , 05:00 PM | #1506
Quote: Originally Posted by Creror View Post
But now I'm wondering:
So let's say I'm transfering with a character named "Jaksen" (just an example) to a server which already have a "Jaksen".
That means I have to rename my character.
But what if my char is already Level 50 and the other one, that already exists on the server, is just Level 1?
So who will be prioritized now?
http://www.swtor.com/blog/character-...ations-and-you

"If your transferred character’s name conflicts with an existing name on a destination server, you will be asked to rename your character. "

That means that whoever got to the server with that name first has the priority.

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psi_overtake
06.08.2012 , 05:02 PM | #1507
Quote: Originally Posted by Scorpienne View Post
http://www.swtor.com/blog/character-...ations-and-you

"If your transferred character’s name conflicts with an existing name on a destination server, you will be asked to rename your character. "

That means that whoever got to the server with that name first has the priority.

Paige
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But yeah, this. Although I'm not sure if it'll be the same for those with trial accounts or not. Probably, but it seems reasonable.
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Jaavik
06.08.2012 , 05:03 PM | #1508
Quote: Originally Posted by Creror View Post
So let's say I'm transfering with a character named "Jaksen" (just an example) to a server which already have a "Jaksen".
That means I have to rename my character.
But what if my char is already Level 50 and the other one, that already exists on the server, is just Level 1?
So who will be prioritized now?
Unfortunately, they will give priority to the person who was there first. It sucks, but there's no real way to work around it. I would suggest alternate spellings like Jaksynn, Jaksenn, etc.

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06.08.2012 , 05:05 PM | #1509
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06.08.2012 , 05:17 PM | #1510
Unless I missed it I have not seen this answered yet.

I currently have characters on Master Zhar Lestin, Perlemian Trade Route, & Zakkeg Beast. On Zakkeg Beast I currently have 8 characters. What happens if Zakkeg ends up being a destination server for either Zhar or Perlemian. Are they going to increase the character slots beyond the 8 available or will I be stuck on a dead server till paid transfers come out.