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Character Transfer, Server Populations and You

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Character Transfer, Server Populations and You
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Peaceguard
06.06.2012 , 03:52 PM | #441
Can someone explain to me how this will work?
Everyone wants to go to a higher populated server, then who will ever go from high to lowly populated ones?

Won't this just imbalance things even more?

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Tatebomb
06.06.2012 , 03:53 PM | #442
Quote: Originally Posted by skepticck View Post
Pretty much this, and yes it will happen later but you will have to pay for it.

Why give something that actually works, is well thought out and is fully featured for free when you can give a limited version now and charge for additional features later.

yes call me cynic or QQer, still ...
Can't argue this. To me it's a slap in the face to those who rerolled instead of unsubbing. They should at least make it so you could transfer your characters from your old dead server to your new populated server(fatman for example) if you either already have a 50 or legacy level "X" on your destination server.
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JaxonLuxor
06.06.2012 , 03:53 PM | #443
Quote: Originally Posted by HelinCarnate View Post
There will be 3 peple in the fleet (or less) on the origin servers so you may as well transfer to the 1 choice you have. They really should just merge servers if this is how they are going to do the transfers.
This process essentially DOES merge servers - X number of servers transfers to 1 new server. The only aspect of it not being a merge is if people elect to not move, which is then on them.

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Sauska
06.06.2012 , 03:53 PM | #444
Quote: Originally Posted by Tatebomb View Post
Can't argue this. To me it's a slap in the face to those who rerolled instead of unsubbing. They should at least make it so you could transfer your characters from your old dead server to your new populated server(fatman for example) if you either already have a 50 or legacy level "X" on your destination server.
You can, just not any time soon and not for free.
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HelinCarnate
06.06.2012 , 03:54 PM | #445
Quote: Originally Posted by Karabal View Post
Here is my take on things.

Low Population Servers

Alpha
Beta
Gamma
Delta
Epsilon
Zeta

Those on the 6 Low population (Origin) servers above will be paired with 2 Destination Servers

Eta
Theta

So everyone on Beta,Gamma,Delta,Epsilon and Zeta can transfer to Eta, or Theta.

The number of Origin/Destination servers are probably different and will change as BW get a better idea of how things are progressing.

I made a diagram.

Transfers Diagram In Layman's Terms
Wrong. Each of those will have ONE destination server. More likley would be Eta only for Alpha Beta and Gamma. Then Delta, Epsilon and Zeta would end up going to Theta. If Theta or Eta gets to the point where it gets to the numbers BW wants to see as the limits, then they would go to a different server Limbo. So if all your guildies trnasfer right away and you are last on the list, you may not end up with them as there is also no way to transfer a guild, even if the entire guild signs off on it.
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Tatebomb
06.06.2012 , 03:55 PM | #446
Quote: Originally Posted by Peaceguard View Post
Can someone explain to me how this will work?
Everyone wants to go to a higher populated server, then how will ever go from high to lowly populated ones?

Won't this just imbalance things even more?
I would expect they will take say a group of 10 low pop servers. Designate 1-2 as a destination server and have the other 8 transfer to it making 1-2 more populated servers.
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Gothrik: 50 vanguard; Koracks: 50 sent ; Xeen 44 jugg; Gothric: 50 merc

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lELADRIN
06.06.2012 , 03:55 PM | #447
Quote: Originally Posted by HelinCarnate View Post
So you really have the "choice" to stay on a server alone or to have your characters transfered to a server that is probably not the server you want to go to.

Many, if not most people have already rerolled on other servers that are more populated so that they can play the game with others instead of waiting for hours to do a warzone or flashpoint. They did this in the hopes that they would be able to bring their main characters along later on and be able to keep their higher legacy, plus add their new character on their new server to that legacy. Now you are saying that probably won't happen. Grats on another major patch causing the exodus of more players.
So your saying Bioware should make it a free for all so you can get all of your characters on one server and end up with one or two full servers with queue times in the hours to get in .......BRILLIANT!

The way they are doing things is fine for this INITIAL phase. I will get us back to playing the game, Later they will most likely allow you to transfer wherever you want with however many of your characters as you want. If they do that initially it would be a class A fubar. Let them handle this in phases, consolidation of the player base first, then allow you to consolidate your characters on a single server if you choose to do that. Trying to do it all at once will cause more problems than taking it slow.
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Vroop
06.06.2012 , 03:56 PM | #448
As awesome as this feature is, I am dissapointed that there will only be one server to choose to transfer to for each server since my guild was considering changing to an East Coast server because we have many people in the east. Well heres hoping that better transfer services coming soon than later and that they wont be as outrageously expensive as those given by Blizz

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Tatebomb
06.06.2012 , 03:56 PM | #449
Quote: Originally Posted by Sauska View Post
You can, just not any time soon and not for free.
That's why it's a slap . Also they haven't even given us a timeline for said paid transfers.
Jedi Covenant:

Gothrik: 50 vanguard; Koracks: 50 sent ; Xeen 44 jugg; Gothric: 50 merc

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Evensong
06.06.2012 , 03:57 PM | #450
Most of guilds have their own websites. The ones that don't should consider it,
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