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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns

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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns
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ThePharmacy
09.29.2012 , 09:37 PM | #271
I would like to add my voice to the large number here. I think it's clear that almost everyone on Master Del'Nara would be happy to merge with the PvE Oceanic server but it seems like you do not wish to mix those server types which is a reasonable decision.

If that is your choice, then the only reasonable option is to let us transfer to the US West servers (US East has a much bigger ping for most of Oceania) or give us a choice of the main servers to transfer to and let us decide.

It is not fair to the players to leave us waiting 15 minutes in a warzone queue and because the wait is so long and the time is unpredictable, as the match might finish early, we have to make sure we are watching the client every minute or we will miss the next game and have to wait all over again. This happened to me last week while I was tabbed out to read the forums. I missed three games in a row and ended up waiting 45 minutes for a game.

I was also involved in a high-end PvE guild which quit due to lack of content - another issue but I won't address it here. The lack of content has made many PvE players leave and as such has made it difficult for many guilds on Master Del'Nara to run the new operation. A transfer or server merge would obviously help.

I will echo Locknesslady's sentiments: Please let us know as soon as possible if you agree and will let us transfer or if you are unwilling to do this. Your paying subscribers deserve to know.

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Aebrynis
09.29.2012 , 11:26 PM | #272
Made it through about 17 pages before I ran out of the will to keep reading, so if I'm echoing anyone else, I apologize.

Although I'm a denizen of North America, I created a toon on Gav Daragon the day it went live, due to my bizarre hours and aberrant sleeping patterns. I have toons across all three regions (Europe/North America/Oceania), and I can say without hesitation that the community on GD is better than that on the servers in the other regions.

Or rather, it was. Now it's mostly sort of...not there any more. But to be fair, I've logged in a couple of nights where GD is the only server actually above 'Light' population-wise. Don't ask me how, I have no idea. Getting into a WZ of any type or level is still a grand pain in the backside, however.

At the very least, EA needs to implement cross-server Warzones and Flashpoints. Minimum. If they have no intention of consolidating servers (and considering the amount of complaining and incendiary comments in the other regions that ensued after the 'Big Mergers' concerning all sorts of things, that's not really all that surprising), these will be the minimum actions needed to keep the game playable for the APAC population. That will mean that the only thing that comes up short are PvE group quests and OPvP, but that's occurring now, anyways.

It would be depressing to have to abandon my GD Legacy. I'm not the sort to announce 'I'M LEAVING' - I'd just do it (though I have no plans to do so, not at the moment), but as a former business owner, I remember a very real truism:

For every customer you hear from that tells you they're leaving, seven to ten others simply do it. In this case, these are the folks who don't come to the forums to say anything, or even to read. They quietly unsubscribe and depart, and we never hear from them again. Without the cross-server services, this trend is going to continue.

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Baalzamon
09.30.2012 , 12:10 AM | #273
Come to The Bastion Server!!!!

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PurpleCliff
09.30.2012 , 12:58 AM | #274
Those of you who are saying you would be happy to transfer to US servers - do you remember having a 250ms+ ping? The last thing I want to do is move back to that.

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wellymace
09.30.2012 , 01:30 AM | #275
Quote: Originally Posted by PurpleCliff View Post
Those of you who are saying you would be happy to transfer to US servers - do you remember having a 250ms+ ping? The last thing I want to do is move back to that.

Get used to it...even if they merged oceanics...they would be desolate again in a few months

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PurpleCliff
09.30.2012 , 01:35 AM | #276
Quote: Originally Posted by wellymace View Post
Get used to it...even if they merged oceanics...they would be desolate again in a few months
I find that hard to believe. Not gonna argue about it though, we just differ on that one.

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DropbearSW
09.30.2012 , 02:55 AM | #277
I got a reply back saying free transfers have closed and paid transfers have not been announced ..

So I suggest we keep spamming tickets until we get a decent reply.
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HauksbokT
09.30.2012 , 05:40 AM | #278
Okay,

So it's been what? Nearly 2 weeks since they said they were looking into it.

Since then, two of my fellow long time gaming buddies and hardcore enthusiasts of Swtor have unsubbed mainly due to this reason.

Just tonight, me and another 2 buddies sat in Q for I dunno, maybe 1 1/2 - 2 hours? This isn't a q bug, we unqeue'd, reqeued, logged out, went from pre 50 to 50, prime time, without a single pop.

Correction, the q finally popped. 1 pop in 2 hours.

Update; 30 mins later, still only one pop.

This is getting really taxing tbh.

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Jarlgon
09.30.2012 , 09:19 AM | #279
a merge would we the best for most (note that I didn't say all). Most of the people left really like this game and the friends we have made. It's disheartening to see less then 10 people on fleet at prime time (even though there's quite a few players on different planets).

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cuttothechase
09.30.2012 , 01:40 PM | #280
Quote: Originally Posted by DropbearSW View Post
I got a reply back saying free transfers have closed and paid transfers have not been announced ..

So I suggest we keep spamming tickets until we get a decent reply.
why should anyone pay for a transfer when we pay a sub scription. Its biowares job to man up and admit there's a problem and then find and offer solutions....many solutions have been offered in this and other threads. We 've done our part now all we ask is decent communication from bioware.
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