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Server Transfer - Regarding Pre Selected Server Transfers

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Server Transfer - Regarding Pre Selected Server Transfers

Malanor's Avatar

07.04.2012 , 05:43 AM | #1
Hello all!

So, basically I was about to do a character transfer from a server to another. However, it seems that I only have on single option of transfer. That means from my current server into another, pre-selected one. Was the transfer program always like this or only just now? Is this temporary? If so, how long will this restriction last?

Thank you for your attention.

Ellvaan's Avatar

07.04.2012 , 05:59 AM | #2
Greetings Malanor!

You can find the following information regarding this topic in our Character Transfers FAQ. Specifically the following information may be of assistance to you:

What happens during the character transfer process? How long does it take?

The Character Transfer Service will be made available gradually, starting with a small number of origin servers and adding more until all servers eligible for transfer are made available in the service. Eligible servers will be listed as they become available for transfers at This is to prevent potential server load issues. As a result, you may have to wait a short period before you can begin your character transfer.

After you confirm your character transfer request, it can take up to three hours for your requested characters to be transferred. During this period you will be unable to login to any of the characters that are being transferred, or any other character on that origin server. If you are playing one of these characters when you confirm your transfer, you will be logged off from that character and server until the transfer is complete.

You will be notified via email (to the email address registered on your game account) on the same day that your character transfer requests have been processed. The character transfer page will also be updated at that time. To confirm your transfer requests were successful, log into Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ and select your new destination server on the Server Select screen. You should see your characters available to play on your new server. If you do not see any of your characters on your destination servers more than three hours after you have confirmed your character transfer request, please contact Customer Service.

When will any potential paid Character Transfer Service be available?

At this time we do not have a scheduled time frame for launch of a potential paid Character Transfer Service. However, we are committed to making improvements to the Character Transfer Service over time to provide players with a great gameplay experience. Please keep checking for more information.
You can find more information regarding Character Transfers located in our Character Transfers section on our Official Website as well as our Developer Tracker.

If you wish to discuss Character Transfers in general, feel free to do so in our Official stickied thread: Thank you for your understanding and patience! We hope this helps!