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Character Transfer, Server Populations and You

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Character Transfer, Server Populations and You
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tloops
06.06.2012 , 03:23 PM | #401
Quote: Originally Posted by Valtrise View Post
Am i mistaken are are you saying that the server transfer ratio is one to one where no other origin server will transfer to the destination sever or another origin server?
no what they are saying is server A,B and C only have 1 destination server, but it may be the same for all...how do you people not get this stuff?
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NSStember
06.06.2012 , 03:24 PM | #402
Quote: Originally Posted by Qronus View Post
I for one don't want a list posted in advance, because then I feel players will need to create level 1 characters on the destination server in order to save names. That would not be good.

HOWEVER, I sincerely hope that destination servers are the same REGION as origin servers. I don't know why, but A LOT of players on Mandalore the Indomitable (West coast PVP) re-rolled on The Fatman (East Coast PVP). I for one have NO DESIRE to move my character(s) to a server other than in my region (West Coast for me).
I have a feeling they will stick to regions. I know when my original server, Darth Bandon, began to die, a number of us re-rolled on Lord Adraas and I'm hoping Lord Adraas (a fairly decent pop server) will be a destination server for all the east coast non pvpers. Will have to wait for the list to see

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Laurreth
06.06.2012 , 03:25 PM | #403
Quote: Originally Posted by skepticck View Post
So why not just merge servers, then they could control faction and population balance without giving us the "Illusion" of choice that actually doesn't exists
That.

But it sounds like it's not really the announced "superserver" move that was announced some time ago, so maybe they want to use both opportunities to see things break in exciting ways (Plus, they already have the transfer stuff in place from the APAC spin-off...) (edit, not that anyone will read it at this point Having players transfer their own characters also means they can perform name changes exactly when required, and it keeps dead wood off the destination servers, so the number of possible conflicts is vastly reduced.

I'm looking forward to the intricacies involved in transferring guilds and associated assets (*cough* guild bank). In WAR, we managed to end up with 3 clones of the original guild on different servers after several transfers and merges.

For now, I'm happy that there's a real chance to see other people again, and then shove my lightsaber through their faces. Oh wait, I'm light side. Anyway, the 1.3 notes made me re-sub today, and the announcement of the transfers made me not regret it, so I'd call it a good day for the game.

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AllisonBerryman
06.06.2012 , 03:26 PM | #404 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by Valtrise View Post
Am i mistaken are are you saying that the server transfer ratio is one to one where no other origin server will transfer to the destination sever or another origin server?
To quote directly from the blog:

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In some cases, a large number of origin servers will be eligible to move to a single destination server. In others, very few origin servers will be transferring to existing high population destination servers.
So, in some cases, multiple origin servers will be assigned the same destination server. The end goal is to have destination servers with higher populations, and that may require sourcing from several origin servers.

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Valtrise
06.06.2012 , 03:27 PM | #405
Quote: Originally Posted by tloops View Post
no what they are saying is server A,B and C only have 1 destination server, but it may be the same for all
i was just confused as they said an origin sever will have one destination server, and not that an origin server group will have a shared destination server

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nadokaoh
06.06.2012 , 03:28 PM | #406
I feel that since I'm better then the person that already has my name on the new server I am moving to should change their name and not me I am special and more of a value to the community so make this happen now.
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Valtrise
06.06.2012 , 03:28 PM | #407
Quote: Originally Posted by AllisonBerryman View Post
To quote directly from the blog:



So, in some cases, multiple origin servers will be assigned the same destination server. The end goal is to have destination servers with higher populations, and that may require sourcing from several origin servers.
thanks for clarification i must have missed that part

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SajmanPeetee
06.06.2012 , 03:28 PM | #408
The Fatman is just waiting for all the pretenders to line up. You'll all be squashed like you were before, there ain't no stopping the Fatman.

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tloops
06.06.2012 , 03:29 PM | #409
Quote: Originally Posted by Valtrise View Post
i was just confused as they said an origin sever will have one destination server, and not that an origin server group will have a shared destination server
it explains it quite simply in the original blog...see the post above yours
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noodlenoodle
06.06.2012 , 03:31 PM | #410
Can't wait for the gnashing of teeth, wailing and lamenting that will go on when all of the guilds with "clever", punny names (usually involving Sith) collide.

I mean, is there a server out there without a "Sith Happens"? Will we see "Sith Happens 2: Electric Boogaloo"?