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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns

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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns
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PurpleCliff
01.17.2013 , 02:23 AM | #2091
1. Merge all 3 APAC servers into 1
2. Transfers to and from US servers for a limited time
3. ???
4. Profit
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Ignicity
01.17.2013 , 02:24 AM | #2092
Quote: Originally Posted by PurpleCliff View Post
1. Merge all 3 APAC servers into 1
2. Transfers to and from US servers for a limited time
3. ???
4. Profit
Makes sense to me.

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Stratasha
01.17.2013 , 02:40 AM | #2093
Quote: Originally Posted by PurpleCliff View Post
1. Merge all 3 APAC servers into 1
2. Transfers to and from US servers for a limited time
3. ???
4. Profit
I agree with this.
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Quraj
01.17.2013 , 02:43 AM | #2094
I'd just like to echo what others have already said here, just so it is clear.

I think the current situation with the APAC servers is begging for a merge. From what I have heard, the population on Master Dar'Nala is pretty dire and every PvP player I have heard from says that they'd rather be on a lively PvE server rather than a dead PvP server. Some have already started over on NA servers.

I think the best and most sensible compromise is merging all three servers into Dalborra because it is a vanilla PvE server. Back that up with an option for players on the Gav Daragon and Master Dar'Nala to transfer to a specific RP and/or PvP server, and I think that would be the best solution you could achieve.

Leaving things as they are will alienate Oceanic players (like myself), especially players on Master Dar'Nala, and you'll end up with servers with diminishing populations.

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Leweegibo
01.17.2013 , 02:47 AM | #2095
If individual transfers en mass to wherever they want was such an easy option, wouldn't it be available by now, not in 6 months + ?
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Ignicity
01.17.2013 , 02:51 AM | #2096
Quote: Originally Posted by Leweegibo View Post
If individual transfers en mass to wherever they want was such an easy option, wouldn't it be available by now, not in 6 months + ?
Are individual manual transfers available now? Yes

EAware wont advertise it, but they have manually moved characters for some players under extreme circumstances.

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D_anger
01.17.2013 , 03:16 AM | #2097
Merging / forced transfers to the largest APAC server is the best solution I believe.

I wouldn't play this game on american servers as i find it too difficult to pvp given my isp / computing setup, but more then that, i believe that most people want to play on servers located closer to them. Master D server is more of a community then a server now, @ 7pm on Thursday, 50 people on fleet at the moment, 65 level 50s on the republic side. I dont remember seeing the server status say anything but light in the past 3 months and its almost unplayable in mornings and half the time on the weekends.

Merging servers would allow the pops of all 3 servers to reinforce themselves, opening up content to all players (of all levels) at most if not all times of the day throughout the week. I know guilds that have moved servers, and if offered may well return to an active scene. Added to this, new players would actually be able to experience the games full content and not feel disappointed with their purchase. F2P players would resub, and the rate of subs to F2P would reduce.

I think if you give people the option to transfer to other APAC servers, you run the risk of it not working, and if you give the option of transferring to american servers, they will, which will close off a market for BW / EA as the APAC servers will die almost immediately. This will mean that you wont have a chance to grow the game, re-establish existing subscriptions or to gain payments from micro-payments.

Merge = best!
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Cheezfriend
01.17.2013 , 04:00 AM | #2098
HI EVERYBODY!!!! YAY a reply!!!! My eyes nearly exploded when I saw how many posts have been made in this thread.

Let me just say, thank you BW/EA for a reply but in saying that its now time for action... the APAC Community has waited long enough.

I think there are two options to consider

Option 1

Phase 1. Make Dalborra a super server. Have a designated 6 week period for ALL APAC registered players to transfer to this server, and this server only. This will allow us to bring home the characters we rerolled on US servers and unite the APAC community on one server. We can finally jump ship from the PvP and RP server if we chose to do so.

Phase 2.Re-evaluate after six weeks. If those that chose to stay on Master Dar'Nala and the RP server do so and their population is bad, well thats their loss. Make an executive decision and either keep the PVP and RP server open, or shut it down and force xfer the rest to Dalborra. You guys at EA/BW get paid the big bucks and I think that decision should be made by you guys.

Phase 3.PROFIT!!! A united and happy APAC community!!!! Hundreds will return to the game for this exact reason!!! Population has the potential to be huge on Dalborra if it is made a super server! Think of the subscriptions you will get, think of the Cartel Market and all that money!

Option 2

1. Force Merge into 1 super server (Dalborra)
2. Open up xfers to those that arent happy to US and EU servers
3. Do what you did last year and give all APAC registered players to XFER their chars off EU/US servers to Dalborra.

Most importantly!!! THIS SERVICE MUST BE FREE!!!! We have suffered long enough.

So Bioware you have a fair bit to think about. A decision must be made soon for the APAC community. Regardless of what decision you make it is going to upset people. There is well over 2000 posts in this thread (not to mention the hundreds deleted) just showing how passionate the APAC community is over this issue.

Make a decision and lets implement it fast.

Thanks

<3 Chippy

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Ignicity
01.17.2013 , 04:08 AM | #2099
Option 2 Chippy!

Option 2!

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xlildanniex
01.17.2013 , 04:30 AM | #2100
Quote: Originally Posted by Cheezfriend View Post
Option 2

1. Force Merge into 1 super server (Dalborra)
2. Open up xfers to those that arent happy to US and EU servers
3. Do what you did last year and give all APAC registered players to XFER their chars off EU/US servers to Dalborra.
I like this very much. I think most of the APAC player base would transfer to Dalborra given the chance and those that don't.. well its just silly keeping the other two servers open for the minority, offer transfers to the US or EU servers if they must.