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Character Transfer, Server Populations and You

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Character Transfer, Server Populations and You
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JeramieCrowe
06.06.2012 , 05:55 PM | #601
Quote: Originally Posted by thewatcheruatu View Post
Yeah, I guess that's my only real disappointment with this announcement. People keep saying that we were all asking for this. I never asked for this. I asked for server mergers, because when that happens, the onus is on the developer to come up with a priority system for character names that's fair and comprehensible. Under a system like that, I could be fine with losing a character name I liked, because I'd figure, "Well, whoever got it probably deserved it just as much as I do, if not more so."

But doing it this way, they get to pretend as though the decision was yours, but obviously, when it's a choice between losing your main character's name to a level 5 toon that hasn't been played in five months and staying on a sinking ship (whose sinking BioWare has now expedited), that isn't much of a choice at all.
Sorry, but I have been a part of merges, and I have been a part of transfer/shut-downs, and transfer/shut-downs are superior by a large margin, imho.

I haven't been a part of a merge yet that wasn't buggy at best. Transfer/shut-downs, on the other hand, was extremely smooth.
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thewatcheruatu
06.06.2012 , 05:55 PM | #602
Quote: Originally Posted by noodlenoodle View Post
Yeah and other people would plan accordingly by then creating a dummy to hold their name on every server not on the origin list. Awesome.
Guess what? I already did that!

Like I said, those of us paying attention pretty much already know how this is going to shake out. If you want to do that, you already can. So what's the harm in making it a certainty?
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thewatcheruatu
06.06.2012 , 05:57 PM | #603
Quote: Originally Posted by JeramieCrowe View Post
Sorry, but I have been a part of merges, and I have been a part of transfer/shut-downs, and transfer/shut-downs are superior by a large margin, imho.

I haven't been a part of a merge yet that wasn't buggy at best. Transfer/shut-downs, on the other hand, was extremely smooth.
I guess our experiences differ. I've been a part of some pretty smooth mergers. Guilds got moved over and everything.
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kanare
06.06.2012 , 05:57 PM | #604
ok mr cleaver clogs where is Ahto City going or are people comeing to us ? ps say why , not just a guess ......

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Egalatae
06.06.2012 , 05:59 PM | #605
Quote: Originally Posted by Kindara View Post
No offense but he's been fairly polite to me even if we dont' agree over on a thread that I started earlier. Maybe your reading to much into his comments? It can happen its the internet..interpretations of whats being said can always vary.
thats what happens on forums though isnt it? I see it all the time especially on MMO champ, someone doesnt agree, you argue, next thread, you agree... you dont quite say sorry or get on as such, but you cut the sh*t and co-op to make a point.
Dont take that as me accusing you of anything by the way, i have no intention of it.

Just generally when someone decides their gunna quote eveything you've said in each small paragraph, and just throw as much opposition as possible to every point you make, you feel like you're being trolled.
Not to mention labelling something i personally feel quite passionate, and at the same time, annoyed about as "garbage", i'm bound to take offense to it.
This is my opinion
It doesnt match yours (as in yankfan whatever)
Doesnt mean its FFA to sh*t all over my post.

Bioware have done something i'm not happy about
I personally believe they could find that little bt of extra effort to accommodate guilds better out of goodwill to those who have stuck with this game in what has been fairly trying times for them.
Does that give some guy the right to pull my posts apart in some hopeless attempt to get me to admit i'm wrong?
Opinion cant be wrong. Just different.

Funny thing is, as much as i'm developing a sense on contempt for Bioware and EA, i cant help but constantly tell my wow guild how brilliant this game is. In every aspect i think its far better than WoW by miles, with maybe the odd thing they could adopt, trivial little things mostly.
More out of hope they'll "come to the light" and plat SWTOR
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Jadyn
06.06.2012 , 06:00 PM | #606
I have a question and im sure many people are in the same boat, rather then quit playing i decided to leave my old server behind And reroll on the fatman i now have a BM Geared toon on the fatman and several on my original server and half my guild has done the same while half remained on the dead server. are you saying under the current system there is no way for us to move all our characters to the same server. So we made new characters on the fatman and they are stuck there?

I want to be able to move them all onto the same servers is that possible or not?

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noodlenoodle
06.06.2012 , 06:01 PM | #607
Quote: Originally Posted by Kindara View Post
Except that wouldn't work out very well since they wouldnt know exactly when their char is being transfered over so they could stil F themselves out of the name. Its kinda a flawed idea to create place holders for names due to transfer. Since you could forget to delete or when you delete someone is ahead of you in line and gets the name first anyway.
Oddly enough I ran into this issue this morning on PTS. My dummy character I made during 1.2 testing shared a name with the one I copied over. Today, when I logged in, the copied main was renamed to JGIUGHJGXWQERY. I deleted the correctly named alt, clicked on the garbage name and was prompted to rename it. Renamed back to original and ready to go. Unless someone is crafty in that 10 seconds between when you nuke and rename, you're safe as houses.

Given the restrictions on server types, it'd be trivial to cover all the bases by grabbing your name on all the not-origin servers.

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BashFall
06.06.2012 , 06:02 PM | #608
Almost every MMO I've ever played There were server transfers. This is not a huge deal. There are plenty of examples out there to follow and I can't believe that BW would create code for a game and not anticipate this.

It sounds like most are getting upset because they have not released enough information to make you comfortable. Let's give them the benefit of the doubt and IF they screw it up then we'll hammer them next time.

JMHO
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HelinCarnate
06.06.2012 , 06:06 PM | #609
Quote: Originally Posted by Jadyn View Post
I have a question and im sure many people are in the same boat, rather then quit playing i decided to leave my old server behind And reroll on the fatman i now have a BM Geared toon on the fatman and several on my original server and half my guild has done the same while half remained on the dead server. are you saying under the current system there is no way for us to move all our characters to the same server. So we made new characters on the fatman and they are stuck there?

I want to be able to move them all onto the same servers is that possible or not?
Not going to happen. At least not soon and almost certainly not for free.
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BigRedRocket
06.06.2012 , 06:06 PM | #610
as long as fatman and jedi covnant are off limits this will be awesome!