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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns

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

03.25.2013 , 08:51 PM | #3441
I think trying to justify it was a poor idea. You should have just come out and said, "Even a single APAC server is not financially viable so we are dumping them all." Trying to justify forcing APAC players onto NA servers when the majority wanted either a single APAC server merge or free for all transfers was a bad idea.

TriMastering's Avatar

03.25.2013 , 08:51 PM | #3442
I sure hope Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk step in to turn this decision around ... What's that? They've unsubscribed already too? ... dang

I wonder if the two people who are for this are on the EA payroll ... Cause everyone else thinks this sucks!

Knockerz's Avatar

03.25.2013 , 08:52 PM | #3443
Quote: Originally Posted by Andryah View Post
Harbinger was the unofficial PvE server for APAC at launch and it worked fine. Lots of Aussies on during the non-peak hours to US and vice versa. The server was always busy and it made for great populations for US players who worked night shifts and played closer to Aussie hours. Many of us missed the Aussies when they moved to APAC local servers, and we are enjoying their returning population over the last 3-4 months.

I know this has probably not dawned on some of the posters here... but it would be pretty easy to track the unofficial migration of Aussie accounts to US servers by Bioware using their analytics suite over the last 3-6 months. Personally, I think they saw a trend and leaned into that trend rather then try to fight it with a 3-2-1 merger locally to APAC.

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Paelo's Avatar

03.25.2013 , 08:57 PM | #3444
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey everyone,

To clarify a bit more about this decision. We did previously ask what folks on the forums would like to do as an APAC solution and some, but not all, offered up the solution of merging all APAC into one. The other option on the table was to merge APAC into the NA servers. When we discussed the options internally we looked to address everyone’s primary issues with APAC, low populations were creating a less than optimal game experience.

We went and looked at what current server populations looked like across all of APAC and to put it simply, even merging all of APAC together into one server would not solve the population problems. Even with that solution you would still see long queue times for things like Warzones and Group Finder. It was because of this that we decided that moving APAC into the NA servers was the best option.

One thing to note is that there is no catchall solution here. If we move APAC to NA some folks will see increased latency, but they will have healthy server populations and can remain on their chosen server types. If we merge everyone into one APAC server, latency will remain in place but the current population issues will exist and players will lose their preferred server type. Leaving things as they are leaves all of the current issues in place without a solution at all. This is one of the reasons getting the plan out to you folks took so long, we had to think long and hard about all of the implications of our decision.

Don't insult us. It's one thing to string us along and lie you your PAYING customers, just so you can stretch things out until the lease on the APAC servers expires, it's another to think we're stupid enough not to see what you did and swallow this "we just want to make everyone happy" tripe.

If you were really listening to the community you would have fixed the server issue like this -

1. Combine all three APAC servers into one super server for the MAJORITY of players who want to keep their low ping.

2. Offer transfers to people for a period of time, so that the smaller group who would rather play on their preferred server type and put up with high ping are also happy.

See how that works? Everyone happy.

Please feel free to explain to us Eric, why this isn't the solution you're using.
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LeeTone's Avatar

03.25.2013 , 08:59 PM | #3445
From a player who enjoys good latency on APAC and a reasonably healthy population on Dalborra, BW have decided to implement THE WORST POSSIBLE solution for myself and my guild.

There was no way on earth BW was going to merge the servers.

Thanks BW and thanks to all the cry babies ITT - now we all get shafted. Can't say I didn't see it coming.

Goodbye <200 ping. We hardly knew ye.

DaftVaduhhh's Avatar

03.25.2013 , 09:01 PM | #3446
For those who keep talking about server leases, these are usually 3/6/12/24 month deals, which doesn't match up with the current time frame (3&6 months excepted). Additionally, I think the only thing that would be leased would be the building that's housing the servers and the connection.

Everything else would likely be owned.

LadyDrusilla's Avatar

03.25.2013 , 09:02 PM | #3447
Made a character to check the ping on one of the destination servers. 200-270 range, not terrible for PvE but noticeable and that's assuming it doesn't get worse at times. I'd imagine it would be worse for PvP.
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Thornsbane's Avatar

03.25.2013 , 09:03 PM | #3448
lol moving us to a server that will be empty for us again because eveyone is asleep when we are awake.

Great thinking.

Elysiah's Avatar

03.25.2013 , 09:07 PM | #3449
Quote: Originally Posted by Thornsbane View Post
lol moving us to a server that will be empty for us again because eveyone is asleep when we are awake.

Great thinking.
Not true, healthy amount of American players on after their peak times.
I'd much rather play on American servers with my mains. Beats playing on dead servers with a bit better ping.

ZinBladez's Avatar

03.25.2013 , 09:09 PM | #3450
Quote: Originally Posted by PPAlien View Post

(On a similar note, how hard would it be for BW to include a survey in game upon everyones next log in where they just have to click their favourite option for server merges? Sounds pretty simple)
Sounds like something that would cost them money