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Caligari
09.18.2012 , 12:55 AM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by _Babydoll_ View Post
Most players already transferred. There are only two people left on a origin server. People who refused to transfer due the loss of their character names and those that couldn't transfer due to the 8 server limit. The first group will get what's coming to them in few hours.
Umm...what about the folks who already moved to a destination server, like Drooga or Canderous, who are being moved again? I can understand their frustration.

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Pepperz
09.18.2012 , 01:03 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by _Babydoll_ View Post
Each server had an equal chance to be a destination server. There is no reason for people who happen to pick a winning server to have to draw again because your server lost. That was the whole point of early access. It didn't guarantee that your server would survive the usual depopulation that happens in mmorpg. It only guarantee that you would get early access to the server and if your server happen to survive, then you get to keep your name if not well too bad.

This happens in every mmorpg even in wow. That's why I say that picking a server that is left standing is purely luck. If your lucky enough to have chosen a server that is left standing you get to keep your names otherwise your force to rename during transfer or reroll. Any mmorpg vet knows this. For BW to go against this unwritten rule, would not go so lightly with most of the mmorpg players. It's always first come and first server. If your server sinks well too bad.
Just figured they'd want to retain their most loyal customers. Not alienate them with your "name lottery" system and a "oh well too bad for you" attitude.

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MythosHero
09.18.2012 , 02:21 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by _Babydoll_ View Post
Most players already transferred. There are only two people left on a origin server. People who refused to transfer due the loss of their character names and those that couldn't transfer due to the 8 server limit. The first group will get what's coming to them in few hours.
I've been on Canderous Ordo since launch. The move to Jedi Covenant came as a bit of a surprise to me.
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Master-Nala
09.18.2012 , 02:57 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Larity View Post
Heres a simple idea.

Make obscure names.

Never taken.
Untrue. My BH is named after an obscure Japanese poem (song) and it's taken now. Although I'm on a destination server.

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CommunitySupport
09.18.2012 , 02:58 PM | #15
Hello everyone! Because we already have a thread for discussion of this issue, we're going to close this thread and ask you to join in the conversation there: http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=533429.

Please note this post from Community Manager from Joveth Gonzalez about the topic:

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When naming conflicts occur due to the consolidation, players are given priority based on a variety of factors such as character play time and if they have already had to rename their characters as part of the first character transfer program back in June. Please do keep in mind that this does not encompass all of the factors taken into consideration, but those are an example of the major ones.