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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns

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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns
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iheartnyc's Avatar

03.25.2013 , 11:58 AM | #3201
Quote: Originally Posted by Jonoku View Post
The thing is tho, Unrestricted server transfers should be here now. Shut it down or whatever but Unrestricted Server Transfers should be here by now. fyi, APAC doesn't concern me but I feel for them. Offering Unrestricted Server Transfers instead of continuing the restricted one would've been a better choice. Then look at APAC's population again to see what they should do. They could've merged all three servers and Offer Unrestricted Server Transfers which will keep as many APAC people happy as well as Universally, keeping the players playing the game happy.
Of course just my case, but SWTOR was or is still struggling to turn a profit and survive, and management just decided that APAC servers weren't worth the cost. From my understanding of corporate governance EA would have recently had a series of board meetings in preparation of their annual report, which coincides with the stepping down of the CEO last week, and the new team decided to cut out APAC. Just a guess.

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03.25.2013 , 12:09 PM | #3202
Quote: Originally Posted by LightAndShade View Post
On behalf of myself and anyone I have ever spoken to who currently plays on APAC servers, this is the wrong decision. Lets be totally clear, I would prefer you did nothing than do this.
My ideal scenario is still to merge all 3 APAC servers.

For me, and I'm sure many others, the most crucial elements to this issue and the reasons we continue to play this game are in the following order of importance:
1. Ping
2. Population
3. Legacy
4. Server Type

Lets break it down:
  • If you remove my choice of Server Type, I will still play, because I have my own Legacy, high Population and low Ping.
  • If you remove my Legacy, thats alright. I will start over willingly if I have a high Population and low Ping.
  • If the population dies, its not ideal, but I will still play because I have low Ping (this is the situation right now).

Instead of attempting to solve issue number 2 (the biggest issue in-game currently), even if it means sacrificing issues 3 and 4, you have instead totally eroded the biggest reason I am still playing. Without element 1, it doesn't matter how good 2, 3 & 4 are, its no longer worth playing this game.

It'd be awesome to know you have read and comprehend the point I'm trying to make, even if you do not change your course of action. But just knowing that you understand why I believe this is a terrible outcome would bring me some small vestige of satisfaction.

TL;DR Any solution that even slightly improves populations and still lets us keep our low ping is good enough. Any solution that increases our ping, regardless of population increases is a terrible one.
THIS. I can't believe that they think the solution is to dissolve APAC servers. Get off the glass pipe, get straight and open your eyes BW/EA.

Game killing decision for anyone who's NOT east coast AU. My ping here in WA is close to 500ms. Half. A. Second.
You guessed it, about as long as you took to read that stuttored fullsrop ridden sentence. That's how far behind everyone else i'll be. Goodbye PVP. I hope you make your new PVE content for people with mild disabilities in terms of reaction time because i'll need it.

Oh wait, I doubt i'll bother to play at all. I am a CE VIP with two accounts and this is the first time I have even considered unsubbing. <Core> are gone for good. Basically everything's ****ed. Apologies to everyone else on APAC servers, MDN has killed the game for you and ruined your low ping (along with our own, but we dug our own grave, we never meant to drag you into it.)
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Unsubscribed in protest of APAC dissolution.

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03.25.2013 , 12:10 PM | #3203
Bioware, you have no soul.

Aussies won't forget this knife in the back.

I am unsubscribing from SWTOR and demanding the refund of my purchase of the 'Cartel Expansion Pack', as you mislead me into believing i could play it on my current APAC server with my acceptable Asia Pacific ping levels.
<Core OG>

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Palar's Avatar

03.25.2013 , 12:22 PM | #3204
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post

By allowing you to move to a NA West server, you will be able to keep your play-style. 2. The move to North American servers better delivers on our ultimate goal of providing the best play experience, with the most possible players, long term.

I will continue to provide updates as soon as I have them. I know the next big question will be “when” and as soon as I have that information to release, I will do so. Thank you for your continued patience on this. I know it took longer than you would have liked but I intend to continue to give you information as soon as I can!

Oh, they're allowing us to do so - how very noble of them. After all, nothing says "best play experience" like 400+ ms.

6 months, for The Path Of Least Effort - thankssssss... but no. (Really glad I held off on topping up my sub until they outlined the fix. "Ah, fix us like dogs, you say? Bye!")

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03.25.2013 , 12:23 PM | #3205
Ping > Population.

Honestly I never cared about the population issues so never gave my voice to this thread. I loved Dalborra as it is, didn't care if queues were popping fast or slow I just did other things as I waited or got guildies together for it.

But now it seems the most vocal crowd is classed as the majority and the idiots at the desk have heard them and threw this back as their reply... thanks Bioware for your compassion and understanding. Considering most that wanted higher population servers have pretty much already left to NA servers.

I know my names will be taken, our guild name will probably be taken...

Why not cross-server queues? Or just leave offer transfers from oceanic server to oceanic server, we as a community can figure out which one we want to make the main server.

Ugh I don't know... this news is just horrible.
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PseudoScience's Avatar

03.25.2013 , 12:31 PM | #3206
EA this is the last straw.

I was actually excited for the expansion but now you have completely destroyed any enthusiasm I had for SWTOR and will be boycotting any future games that your company produces. Thanks for giving us the real Aussie servers to then just dump us all back on the servers we transferred from with no choice of just staying and making do with the population we have or allowing APAC players to transfer and see where the community goes before acting.

Seems like you have written this game off completely and are just cost cutting wherever possible.

#### you EA/Bioware.

Aurojiin's Avatar

03.25.2013 , 12:38 PM | #3207
Quote: Originally Posted by Amlici View Post
There goes our ping then.

Back to WoW for me

Check ya Bioware.

It kind of hurts to be honest. I've loved playing this game despite all its flaws. Time to move on I guess.
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PseudoScience's Avatar

03.25.2013 , 12:45 PM | #3208
Can we get refunds of our digital expansions? Give us at least that.

MitchPB's Avatar

03.25.2013 , 12:45 PM | #3209
To those of you worried about ping.

I play from New Zealand on The Harbinger had have since i started playing and average around 200ms of latency. Some of my guildies get worse than that and they play from the US.
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03.25.2013 , 12:46 PM | #3210
Let me get this took them 3207 posts for them to basically say we are closing APAC...after all this time. Are you *********** kidding me? There goes any chance to compete in raiding and any form of competitive pvp...from 28ms to about 200+ now. 3207 posts with 90% asking for merges and we get this...

Thank you Bioware but once ESO is out **** ya later. L2accomodate customers from all regions.
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