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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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APhantasm
06.21.2012 , 03:11 PM | #5011
Well this just sucks, I see Zakkeg finally gets to transfer (I've been out of town all week), to Drooga. Bad thing is that I have already transferred 2 servers to Drooga, Zakkeg would be the third. Between the first two I already have 6 character slots filled. I really wanted to keep my Zakkeg toons together since I was playing a Sith Pureblood Legacy on that server. That means I have 8 Sith Pureblood toons. So it comes down to rerolling and abandoning those 8 toons, or just transfer my 50 and forget about the Sith Pureblood Legacy for now.

Edit: Dang, Dang, Dang. To make room for a couple of the 50's I accidentally deleted a 50 already on Drooga.

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BradTheImpaler
06.21.2012 , 04:23 PM | #5012
Quote: Originally Posted by ptwonline View Post
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?
Same question here. Is the message I get saying I can transfer out of my current server a suggestion, or a thinly veiled ultimatum saying "move for free now or we'll move you later"? In short, I'm thinking these free transfers are for a limited time only, but I'm curious about how much that time is limited.
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Laris_Rai
06.21.2012 , 04:25 PM | #5013
Quote: Originally Posted by Sporin View Post
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!
Or you could just read the thread since whatever you want to know has likely already been answered here.
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Zinaku
06.21.2012 , 05:47 PM | #5014
I used to play FF11 Online. When you transfered a server there it was a pain due to having to pack EVERYTHING you wanted to keep on your toon which usually had limited space. How is BW handling this on here

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Akkassia
06.21.2012 , 07:22 PM | #5015
What should have been done is to have an origen server able transfer to at least two differant target servers that way those who love to alt (like myself) aren't left out in the cold when when all your realms are directed to go to the same target realm. As it stands now those for us in this situation are between a rock and a hard place-delete characters or be stuck on a ghost town realm with half or more of our characters.
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Jonoku
06.21.2012 , 08:11 PM | #5016
Quote: Originally Posted by PlagaNerezza View Post
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.
I'm sorry i wasn't clear. I'm already on a populated server. I am on 2 populated servers. Totally different legacies. I worked on one legacy all the way to around level 32 legacy. I have a level 10 legacy. I want those 2 be merged. I'm on 6month plan, I'm not even touching the game really until this is addressed. They have really 2-3 weeks to deal with this otherwise I've wasted one month of game time, which means I'm pretty much giving up on the game. So population isn't a problem with me.

Seriously, if they are going to do transfers in general, they can't miss stuff like this, kinda pisses me off pretty bad, including the other issues in the game already.
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Alayna
06.21.2012 , 09:57 PM | #5017
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Devlonir
06.22.2012 , 02:12 AM | #5018
Quote: Originally Posted by Jonoku View Post
I'm sorry i wasn't clear. I'm already on a populated server. I am on 2 populated servers. Totally different legacies. I worked on one legacy all the way to around level 32 legacy. I have a level 10 legacy. I want those 2 be merged. I'm on 6month plan, I'm not even touching the game really until this is addressed. They have really 2-3 weeks to deal with this otherwise I've wasted one month of game time, which means I'm pretty much giving up on the game. So population isn't a problem with me.

Seriously, if they are going to do transfers in general, they can't miss stuff like this, kinda pisses me off pretty bad, including the other issues in the game already.
They didn't miss it, it was mentioned beforehand: Legacies will be merged, and the status of your highest level Legacy will be taken over on the new server. They explained that adding the Legacy XP of your lowest level Legacy to your higher level one will not occur.

So really, it wasn't missed.. they just choose the direction you aren't happy with.
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Thyferra
06.22.2012 , 02:46 AM | #5019
The overall gameplay experience after the transfer has been great so far. With the only exception being lag on the fleet. But that is a small price to pay. I give BW two thumbs up for this.

The transfer process was quick and easy. Again two thumbs up for BW.

The naming policy was handled poorly. It should have been based on if the account is still active and who created the toon first. Same for the lagcy.

The transfer staggering was not handled well. Especially since most of what i predicted happened there was no point in letting so many people hang in mid air.

Overall this transfer was a great success for me. I only had one toon and was able to keep his name but lost my legacy. Its not too bad because i found a nice new legacy name.

Edit: To those asking about combining all their toons on one server. This was not intended to accomplish that. This is a server merge disguised as a free transfer programm.
To those that got too many toon. I think BW should allow up to 16 toon per account no matter where they are stored. That way everyone can have each advanced class. That seems to be a good compromise.

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MariaD
06.22.2012 , 06:25 AM | #5020
I've been spending some time in the first few days after the transfer just reading the chat on the Fleet - to see how people like the change. Most people are very happy. There are several unhappy minorities: people who lost names, people whose guilds did not survive the move, and people who simply dislike 500 people in the same chat channel at the time. Overall, my estimate is that the percentage of happy people is in the high 90s. I also saw a lot of people return after a hiatus, claiming TOR is fun again.