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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns

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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns
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DarthBrundleFLY
09.27.2012 , 09:13 PM | #241
Quote: Originally Posted by grallmate View Post
Does it matter what your name is if you have no one to play with? Similarly, why should you keep your name instead of someone else?
I believe I have explained all that in my previous posts...I have also stated I get that it is not important to a lot of you what name you have...either way it would seem in the not too distant future I will unsubscribe from this game as I will loose my characters names all over again when they either consolidate our 3 servers or move us back to American server.

I am a paying subscriber I should get priority over a non paying person...if I leave and many others who feel the same leave...who will you play with on an empty server.

Have fun playing with kjlkkljl and his mate lkljj;klj.

Oh and I pointed out I don't really play my main anymore as the name I have now does not "smell as sweet"

And again if what your name is or isn't is not a problem for you, more power to you...it is a problem for me.

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Mowermanx
09.27.2012 , 09:27 PM | #242
Quote: Originally Posted by elitenz View Post
Every move they have made for the Oceanic players has been negative it's like there a bunch of pot heads working on this game they say they listen to there player base YEAH RIGHT he goes another tui beer advert so with bioware I lost faith in them a long time ago when you treat the subscribers like there a pack of liars and refuse to resolve issues because you can't locate the problem in your logs it doesn't mean there isn't something going on they won't merge our servers because it's going through and empty head we are not american so we are nothing in there eyes and the game was built on a very old engine because that can't think maybe they need to smoke less pot and start making the right decisions.
When I first heard news about the apac servers opening, I said to my guildies, this will end badly, as has just about every other game thats tried it in the past.
Why do you think wow has never had aus servers? Its just not viable.

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grallmate
09.27.2012 , 09:34 PM | #243
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthBrundleFLY View Post
I believe I have explained all that in my previous posts...I have also stated I get that it is not important to a lot of you what name you have...either way it would seem in the not too distant future I will unsubscribe from this game as I will loose my characters names all over again when they either consolidate our 3 servers or move us back to American server.

I am a paying subscriber I should get priority over a non paying person...if I leave and many others who feel the same leave...who will you play with on an empty server.

Have fun playing with kjlkkljl and his mate lkljj;klj.

Oh and I pointed out I don't really play my main anymore as the name I have now does not "smell as sweet"

And again if what your name is or isn't is not a problem for you, more power to you...it is a problem for me.
You stated you would unsub *IF* you lost your names. You subsequently stated that you already had those names reserved on both MDN and Dalborra already so you shouldn't lose them. Especially given we are about to get 4 more slots and surely you wouldn't be silly enough to fill them all up straight away with other names.

Should the APAC servers die and we be offered the opportunity to transfer to the West Coast ones I will transfer back and play with them. If the servers die and we aren't given that option I will probably stop playing, I doubt then scenario though.

If the name is that big of an issues for you, thats unfortunate. The toon is what you make it, whether it be called Boba Fett or Tony McFlug. Yes having to rename them disrupts their identity but if that name is so important to you, I suggest you play some table top D&D. Then you can play Luke Skywalker or whatever you like. Then when he dies you can play his son: Luke Skywalker. Then when he dies you can play his uncle: Luke Skywalker. I'm sure you can see where this is going since the name is all that matters to you. Atleast here, death isn't permanent and your name is preserved.

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DarthBrundleFLY
09.27.2012 , 10:06 PM | #244
Quote: Originally Posted by grallmate View Post
You stated you would unsub *IF* you lost your names. You subsequently stated that you already had those names reserved on both MDN and Dalborra already so you shouldn't lose them. Especially given we are about to get 4 more slots and surely you wouldn't be silly enough to fill them all up straight away with other names.
Last post on this from me as you don't seem to be reading or comprehending what I have written. I HAD all 8 of my character names place held on Gav Daragon and I also did the same on the other 2 Aussie servers, as at the time the guild I was in had not made up our minds which server we would go to when the free transfers were made available.

You stated above that as I have place holders on the other 2 servers I will not loose my names...I HAD place holders on Gav Daragon and lost a name...in all the other MMO's I have been in I have never had to rename even with server merges.

In this game getting the name reserved apparently does not guarantee that you will actually be able to keep the name you reserved like it does in every other MMO I have played.

What was the point of me getting in as soon as the servers went live and creating my characters when Bioware down the track says too bad someone else has taken the name.

I had placeholders on Jekk Jekk Tar as well and in the last server merge to The Harbinger I lost all 8 of my toons names. (not that I cared about loosing them...they were created as the guild I started SWTOR on was choosing between those 2 servers at early access so I reserved my names on both servers)

So you can see I was diligent in getting my names for this game on potential servers I was going to play on. This is the only game I have had problems with my character names. (Star Wars Galaxies, World of Warcraft, Champion's Online, Lord Of The Rings Online, DC Universe Online and now Guild Wars 2 to name the main ones, all use the names I used in this game...as I stated, important to me.

I am not here to argue anymore as I said if you are happy with renaming at the drop of a hat for what ever reason that is important to you I respect that...but I do ask for the same courtesy.

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grallmate
09.27.2012 , 10:27 PM | #245
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthBrundleFLY View Post
Last post on this from me as you don't seem to be reading or comprehending what I have written. I HAD all 8 of my character names place held on Gav Daragon and I also did the same on the other 2 Aussie servers, as at the time the guild I was in had not made up our minds which server we would go to when the free transfers were made available.

You stated above that as I have place holders on the other 2 servers I will not loose my names...I HAD place holders on Gav Daragon and lost a name...in all the other MMO's I have been in I have never had to rename even with server merges.

In this game getting the name reserved apparently does not guarantee that you will actually be able to keep the name you reserved like it does in every other MMO I have played.

What was the point of me getting in as soon as the servers went live and creating my characters when Bioware down the track says too bad someone else has taken the name.

I had placeholders on Jekk Jekk Tar as well and in the last server merge to The Harbinger I lost all 8 of my toons names. (not that I cared about loosing them...they were created as the guild I started SWTOR on was choosing between those 2 servers at early access so I reserved my names on both servers)

So you can see I was diligent in getting my names for this game on potential servers I was going to play on. This is the only game I have had problems with my character names. (Star Wars Galaxies, World of Warcraft, Champion's Online, Lord Of The Rings Online, DC Universe Online and now Guild Wars 2 to name the main ones, all use the names I used in this game...as I stated, important to me.

I am not here to argue anymore as I said if you are happy with renaming at the drop of a hat for what ever reason that is important to you I respect that...but I do ask for the same courtesy.
You seem intent to spew negativity on this thread that is designed to help raise awareness of the state of the APAC servers and work towards improving them. You are also stubbornly asserting a view based on "what if"s rather than waiting to see. Odds are you won't have to change your toons names because in all honesty, there aren't that many people making new toons at the moment: hence the suggestion of a server merge.

I don't let little things impact my happiness or enjoyment, so *IF* (or when if you want to be doom and gloomy) I have to change my character names, I will. The only thing that would concern me is someone else passing themselves off as me, but as long as I can easily get back in contact with my friends in game, I'm fine.

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Silvers
09.28.2012 , 01:30 AM | #246
I have not read all this thread so this may have been said already...

Is Bioware leaving the three servers in place due to the upcoming free to play? Perhaps they're hoping that with free to play these servers will have increased populations?

I think merging before the free to play would probably be the best bet, but if not then cross server queues would help. I know some are totally against cross server queues, but it would certainly help with the lfg tool and pvp.

just my 2 cents.
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eventidephoenix
09.28.2012 , 01:51 AM | #247
Quote: Originally Posted by Silvers View Post
I have not read all this thread so this may have been said already...

Is Bioware leaving the three servers in place due to the upcoming free to play? Perhaps they're hoping that with free to play these servers will have increased populations?

I think merging before the free to play would probably be the best bet, but if not then cross server queues would help. I know some are totally against cross server queues, but it would certainly help with the lfg tool and pvp.

just my 2 cents.
agree...

But I think given the "megaservers", might as well merge the 3 to benefit existing players. When FTP comes then open another one and provide free transfers... administratively more work, but you don't lose players, see which is BW's priorities... Like I've been queuing for PvP for an eternity, more than enough time to read through this entire post lol

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Cheezfriend
09.28.2012 , 04:33 AM | #248
Quote: Originally Posted by Thepainfairy View Post

While we as APAC make up only a small population of Bioware profit, we could make up a lot as we do in World of Warcarft for example, it sucks to see the way they are treating us and to be honest if they don't fix things soon with a server merg at least rather than just ignoring us, not only will I leave and the rest of my guild, we will all treat this of what to expect from now on from ALL Bioware / EA games in the future.
Well said, hopefully the devs actually take note of comments like this.

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Mjollnir
09.28.2012 , 12:46 PM | #249
Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
Folks, I wanted to take some time to let you know that we are listening to your concerns and that they're important to us. Oceanic servers WILL be getting 12 slots, just like the other servers and we're going to implement this change the next opportunity that we have.

Additionally, we've seen your concerns about Oceanic server populations and we're going to be evaluating this in the next few days.

We're listening, and I know you've all been patient with us, and for that, I thank you. As soon as I get any update to this, I will let you know here.

Thanks again.
Seeing as it has now been a week, any chance we might be able to get an update on this evaluation?

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OGsam
09.28.2012 , 01:04 PM | #250
BioWare you've had your "few days." Where's the solution?
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