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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
06.07.2012 , 10:38 AM | #861
Quote: Originally Posted by Kindara View Post
So basically a portion of your comunity is getting screwed? Some of us want to change server types since population but also play styles of a current server type may not fit us. Thanks.

I really like this game but i'm not willing to lean over and take a beaten because your company can't get its crap together with transfers / mergers in a timely fashion and only seem to care about one part of the larger problem.

FREE TRANSFERS FOR ALL!
Where did he say it's going to stay permanently that way forever and evermore?
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Ramladon
06.07.2012 , 10:39 AM | #862
Quote: Originally Posted by Kindara View Post
So basically a portion of your comunity is getting screwed? Some of us want to change server types since population but also play styles of a current server type may not fit us. Thanks.

I really like this game but i'm not willing to lean over and take a beaten because your company can't get its crap together with transfers / mergers in a timely fashion and only seem to care about one part of the larger problem.

FREE TRANSFERS FOR ALL!
Not getting screwed this isn't the first mmo to have these server types. As a matter of fact they are pretty standerd. It is not thier fault if you picked a server that doesn't fit "your" play style.

I am however sure at some point they will allow the mix matches to happen but I wouldn't look for it soon. Like someone else posted earlier it took blizzard 5 years to do tranfer from one server type to another and almost 2 years to even have transfers.

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Helistin
06.07.2012 , 10:39 AM | #863
Resubbed today after being inactive for a while now. Happy days and thanks BW Thought i'd never see the day of transfers.
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samikf
06.07.2012 , 10:40 AM | #864
So this went to the box. Feel free to check if you have rights.

I had two main characters on a server that lost theri populations.

You promised character transfers and told us to keep playing. I did and I waited. I now have six characters wit a lot of time and effort on their crafing skills on one server and two lvl 50s and a legacy on the original.

Apparently you saw fit not to allow me to combine these assets. Apparently you saw fit to not give a date on when I could pay to do so. I feel there is no sense of achievement to be had leveling alts anymore. I feel there is no urge to level six more alts on the server you will designate my mains to.

I feel there is no fun in playing under these circumstances and after enduring a disappointment after another the fact that you chose to not deliver fully on character transfers, I am done and disgruntled.

Good bye.

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DroidDreamer
06.07.2012 , 10:40 AM | #865
I have a question and I would like to provide feedback on a use case that I hope will be considered by the Bioware team:

Will the available server transfer be limited to the region you are in? For example, transfers from east coast servers to another east coast server?

Some of us need the ability to switch server regions. I signed up for an east coast server (even though I live on the west coast) to be with my old SWG guild but my guildies never materialized or quit soon after launch. Now, in addition to being on a low population server, I'm stuck in the wrong region. I'd like to be able to transfer to a west coast server with a high population.

Suggested solution: allow a choice of server to transfer to (east or west) for each original server located in the U.S.

I'm happy to pay for such an option; it's too bad the paid selective transfer is being delayed though I understand the reasons. One more bit of feedback: now that I've experienced life on a low population server, I would gladly trade it for the occasional inconvenience of server que login time.

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Lotophagian
06.07.2012 , 10:41 AM | #866
I'm already dangerously close to letting my subscription lapse. I'm not changing my character's name for any *********** reason. Period. The Devs should have thought of this a long time ago. Seriously. Did it occur to NO ONE that if you merged servers you'd have a naming issue? Are you really that *********** stupid? That was a rhetorical question btw.

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-Dench
06.07.2012 , 10:42 AM | #867
Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
Hi Rogoo,

As mentioned in the blog post, we will be maintaining server types. So it will be RP-PvP to RP-PvP.
Respectfully, this is a major mistake. With all 3 North American RP-PVP servers, we still wont be looking at populations anywhere near what they were on opening week.

Ven Zallow is dead, and the other two are low Standards. Even when combined, we will still have low populations compared to what the server is capable of running.
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JeramieCrowe
06.07.2012 , 10:47 AM | #868
Quote: Originally Posted by samikf View Post
So this went to the box. Feel free to check if you have rights.

I had two main characters on a server that lost theri populations.

You promised character transfers and told us to keep playing. I did and I waited. I now have six characters wit a lot of time and effort on their crafing skills on one server and two lvl 50s and a legacy on the original.

Apparently you saw fit not to allow me to combine these assets. Apparently you saw fit to not give a date on when I could pay to do so. I feel there is no sense of achievement to be had leveling alts anymore. I feel there is no urge to level six more alts on the server you will designate my mains to.

I feel there is no fun in playing under these circumstances and after enduring a disappointment after another the fact that you chose to not deliver fully on character transfers, I am done and disgruntled.

Good bye.
They never said they won't allow it eventually.
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JeramieCrowe
06.07.2012 , 10:48 AM | #869
Quote: Originally Posted by -Dench View Post
Respectfully, this is a major mistake. With all 3 North American RP-PVP servers, we still wont be looking at populations anywhere near what they were on opening week.

Ven Zallow is dead, and the other two are low Standards. Even when combined, we will still have low populations compared to what the server is capable of running.
*EDIT* Nvm, misread.
Allix Crowe - Vanguard Trooper -/- Ethavan Crowe - Smuggler Gunslinger -/- Malrath Crowe - Powertech Bounty Hunter -/- Boslo - Jedi Knight Sentinel -/- Jiao-gen Pall - Jedi Knight Guardian -/- Landen Tanarr - Jedi Consular Sage -/- Vaelyth Kinti-kaar- Sith Warrior Juggernaut -/- Oteln'erose'thu - Imperial Agent Sniper -/- Zandur Tuum - Cathar Knight

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Feartheswans
06.07.2012 , 10:49 AM | #870
Quote: Originally Posted by Perryor View Post
We are a nearly 500 people community that rerolled from Kinrath Spider to The Fatman. Will you disappoint us again keeping us from playing again with our first toons by not letting us transfer those toons at Spider to The Fatman?
I think what they are trying to do is level the populations some so not everyone, their buddies, and their kids are transferring to Fatman making him so fat they roll him around like a beach ball. Fatman can only be so fat before he explodes.