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Free Character Transfers Now Available On Select Servers

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Free Character Transfers Now Available On Select Servers
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Alayna
06.21.2012 , 02:05 AM | #5001
After not playing a few weeks I came back to find that my guild was gone, 11 servers all got piled into 1, and no surprise most of my character names were not available on the server I would have to transfer to. Also the destination server was borked with a queue and we're out of coffee! 0.o A cookie if you get the reference
I have to say I am greatly disappointed, not only in the way the process was done, but that there was no effort made to head off the anger at the character name issues. For a game that is all about story, story, story, apparently the developers forgot that if story is important to someone they probably would not want to suddenly have to change out their character's name or misspell it.
I hope that at some point they will make changes in the character transfer and perhaps allow you more options on where to transfer to, or allow people to transfer back if they so wish. Until something else happens, Mask of Nihilus was a nice server, and we have a great deal of space at present, come on down and claim your names and space now!

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ptwonline
06.21.2012 , 07:32 AM | #5002
Forgive me if this has been answered but this is a lonnnnnng thread...

What will happen to these now ghost-town source transfer servers? Will they remain open or will they be shut down? Has anyone from EA/Bio said anything in this regard?

I didn't want to move since I like my character names (6 I don't care, but 2 have deeper meaning to me enough to make me consider quitting if I lose them) and Legacy name, and since my multiplayer play is virtually non-existent by choice (got enough of that in 7 years of WoW tyvm). Now that I see that I that my server has virtually no one playing at all, I am worried that it will be shut down and I will have to transfer anyway.

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asbalana
06.21.2012 , 08:50 AM | #5003
Quote: Originally Posted by Tiralyon View Post
I look at all the angry posts about everything people have to say about the transfers, and I cannot help but think you have it backwards. It seems to me 90% of the people are actually upset,and not happy about it
My wife and I are only two players, but overall we are happy with the transfers. We were going to wait until this weekend to make up our minds whether or not to transfer, but ended up doing it Tuesday. In the end the transfers destroyed our old server, so there was no reason to wait.

On balance we are very happy with the transfer. We went from Vornskr (bye old server, we loved you well) to Harbinger. Out of twelve characters on two accounts, we lost three names. Unfortunately they were our favorites and had been nabbed the first day of early access. We are satisfied with our new names and in a few months will be well use to them. On the other hand, my wife had made an error when she entered her legacy name and had been stuck with it. She got to fix it as a result of the transfer and to our surprise the name was open. So she is happy as a clam and on balance the naming and renaming turned out to be a plus.

Since the transfer I had one wait on Harbinger. The server select screen showed < 10 minutes and I was on in three. So no real waits and when experienced short ones.

Yesterday we ran alts on Nar Shaddaa and there were 70+ people there (non prime time). We saw people everywhere we went, but the planet is big enough that there was no fighting for mobs or quest "clicks". We had no problem finding mat nodes all over the place as we moved around, so gathering was not an issue. All in all an excellent and enjoyable experience. There are quests that I can think of on other planets that will be a problem because there are not enough mobs or quest items to pick up and the respawn rate is to low, but they are not many. LOL, we have not tried the Black Hole dailies yet and have read that they are tough when there are 50+ people running around killing everything, but we will see. We tend to play as a couple / team and not group with others and can handle almost all of the Heroic content by ourselves. We did see a lot of grouping happening and that is a good thing.

The GTN is alive and it is good to be able to find what you need and sell what you want.

We are both seeing lag in fleet, but it no different than we experienced at Early Access and launch.

So on the whole, BW gets two thumbs up from us based on our post transfer experience.

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Sporin
06.21.2012 , 09:40 AM | #5004
Every question asked, no matter where it's asked, gets referred to this post... Where there is NO answers! Well done BW, were in the dark again, the light switch is bugged and someone has stolen the bulb!
Of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most!

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grezgorz
06.21.2012 , 10:02 AM | #5005
Ok you have the right idea allowing RP-PvP transfers to a PvP server in the correct time zone. Now please do the same for Ajunta Pall. I'm not going to transfer to an east coast server with higher latency.

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Jonoku
06.21.2012 , 10:10 AM | #5006
They just moved a RP-PvP server to a regular PvP server, how can they not start fee transfers now? Trying to get my whole legacy and all my characters in one big family. I have 2 seperate families in 2 seperate servers, that kills the game for me.

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The_Real_Che
06.21.2012 , 11:27 AM | #5007
Quote: Originally Posted by Alayna View Post
After not playing a few weeks I came back to find that my guild was gone, 11 servers all got piled into 1, and no surprise most of my character names were not available on the server I would have to transfer to. Also the destination server was borked with a queue and we're out of coffee! 0.o A cookie if you get the reference
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Coldnbloody
06.21.2012 , 01:34 PM | #5008
Love the free xfer glad you did this to even out the servers instead of 6 high pop realms and 30 low pop (just a guess btw) but when will there be more avaliable transfers? Such as Swiftsure too Jedi Covenant? thanks for your time.

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dishmal
06.21.2012 , 02:35 PM | #5009
God it's so nice to have a server with actual players on it... thank you bioware!

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PlagaNerezza
06.21.2012 , 02:36 PM | #5010
Quote: Originally Posted by Jonoku View Post
They just moved a RP-PvP server to a regular PvP server, how can they not start fee transfers now? Trying to get my whole legacy and all my characters in one big family. I have 2 seperate families in 2 seperate servers, that kills the game for me.
Haven't touched the abandoned characters. I am waiting to see if this gets fixed. I won't resub my expiring six months until its addressed. I play a lot, unsubbed a while back for a few reasons, but this is one of those issues I listed. I had population issues. I had issues with pvp and queues.

I was essentially forced to re-roll to play the mmo and followed what is pretty clearly the only way Bioware had for you to play on a populated server.
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