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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
03.27.2013 , 01:11 AM | #4041
Quote: Originally Posted by Icykill_ View Post
That is the difference between dying or not... plus that was the BEST I could get.... it was up to 300ms at one point... I can only imagine how bad it would be with more people on the server playing at the same time... latency always goes up... so imagine playing with a 600ms latency in Hutt Ball... they could have the ball and score before you even new they'd picked it up...
And what about the people who don't live 100 meters from the exchange or have NBN or Cable... they get even worse latency
Then what if you live in WA or SA... all of a sudden you have 800+ ms... the game then starts to become unplayable even doing flash points... for PVP... it would be impossible
How about EA add a lag spike to the North American players so we all have the same Latency?
We know that won't happen...

KEEP THE FAITH... SIGN THE PETITION
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/...em-into-1.html
Are you being serious? You're assuming APAC players will be in the worst possible scenario while all Americans are in the best possible scenario.

US players also get lag spikes and disconnects and also suffer from shoddy ISPs. If you're frequently getting spikes over 300ms, that's honestly a problem with your ISP not routing you well to the West Coast server and that sucks and I wonder how many APAC players are in that same boat. If you have bad a ISP, yes, the game is unplayable for you. Same as if you're located in Alaska or Hawaii in the USA. What I'm trying to have a discussion on, is how it affects APAC players in general, not just in the hard-up cases.

Also, the game "stuttering" when there are a lot of people on your screen has nothing to do with ping. That is more a combination of server-tech and probably issues with your hardware as well.

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keitzy
03.27.2013 , 01:15 AM | #4042
Iheartnyc. Just take it to your thread you felt that you needed to make.
Your just arguing for the sake of arguing and angering people in this thread who are more worried about community than ping.

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mmogaddict
03.27.2013 , 01:16 AM | #4043
I've just tried to submit the following ticket on both my accounts, let's see if I get any kind of response:

Recently it was announced that SWTOR is closing it's Asia Pacific servers and moving all account's to NA servers.

As this substantially changes the ping that I would be playing with I would like to cancel the expansion pack I pre-ordered and have the funds reimbursed to my credit card on file.

I also would like a pro-rata refund on my remaining subscription time as EA/Bioware have substantial changed the service that I would be receiving by the closure of the APAC servers.

Please advise of the proper procedure to do the above if this method is not correct.


I have about 4 months left on both of my 6 month's subs.
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iheartnyc
03.27.2013 , 01:18 AM | #4044
Quote: Originally Posted by BovineDeath View Post
Come to think of it, I don't think that I've ever met anyone from New York that I like. I had a New Yorker for a boss once, he ran 3 different aliases, ripped off a heap of clients and was generally lazy and useless. He also thought he was smarter than he actually was.

Oh, and Voidstar is a series of linked rooms you imbecile.
Lol at Voidstar being a series of linked rooms. Yeah, if your definition of "rooms" include large programmed spaces with shuttle landing docks and pits and bridges and cargo bays.

Lol and nice anecdote about New York. Couldn't think of anything better since I'm styling all over you in this thread?

"Two guys run straight into each other at exactly the same time in a small enclosed room with nobody else in a Warzone and attempt to 1-shot each other at exactly the same time". ROFL good luck with that buddy.

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WizardsDestiny
03.27.2013 , 01:19 AM | #4045
Bioware, you forget key quotes in the original post which started this forum by Cheezfriend, so don't pretend you are sticking by the original post. First:

Quote:
"2. Most of the APAC/Oceanic community are in favour for merging servers together by either consolidating all three servers into a "super server" or allowing us to transfer/merge to a nominated APAC server. -Cheezfriend."
Seems easy enough to comprehend. Secondly:

Quote:
"2.Do something about the very low populations on Master Dar'Nala and Gav Daragon. People want to stay on the APAC servers and are more than happy to merge to Dalborra as they have the strongest population."
Again, simple stuff. Thirdly, he raises an extremely good point:

Quote:
"As consumers and gamers we have choice. We choose to suport Bioware by paying a subscription fee, however we have the choice to walk away or move onto something else. We have chosen to stick by Bioware and support this great game. Bioware, how about you support us?"
You should have come to the conclusion we would LIKE a 'Super-server' in which all servers are merged together. There is no harm in trying. Spend that money you're taking from us rather than turning it into robbery in order to involuntarily transfer characters. But you didn't come to that conclusion.

You made a poor choice which has to be amended.

Lastly, one piece of information you have as well chosen to ignore: the theme is saving our servers.

You're not doing this. You're destroying them.
There is only Power, and those too weak to seek it.

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iheartnyc
03.27.2013 , 01:20 AM | #4046
Quote: Originally Posted by keitzy View Post
Iheartnyc. Just take it to your thread you felt that you needed to make.
Your just arguing for the sake of arguing and angering people in this thread who are more worried about community than ping.
Will do as soon as people stop spreading misinformation about ping in an effort to get others to quit the game. And from the sounds of it, the angry ones already unsubbed.

My message regarding "playability" is directed at those on the fence who are debating whether it's worth a shot. They've stuck it out this long, they at least deserve to have all the facts (and not just angry sentiment) in making a decision that will impact how they might spend another couple hundred hours of their lives. And if you're against that, then how is this "fair" to the community.

And if my posts convince at least 1 person to give US servers a shot, and they end up enjoying the game for many more months after today, then my mission is accomplished.

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Nommaz
03.27.2013 , 01:24 AM | #4047
Quote: Originally Posted by iheartnyc View Post
Will do as soon as people stop spreading misinformation about ping in an effort to get others to quit the game.
I am in no way shape or form trying to get people to quit, you posted something which in practice is inaccurate, not false, inaccurate, I felt the need to let you know.
As I said a bit ago for anyone that generally quests the difference wont be AS noticeable yet PVP and raiders will notice and be affected.

That is not misinformation its fact.

You yourself said by increasing the ping it also increases lag spikes, and they will occur more frequently, I am guessing that you don't see that as an effect on players?

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BovineDeath
03.27.2013 , 01:26 AM | #4048
Quote: Originally Posted by iheartnyc View Post
Lol at Voidstar being a series of linked rooms. Yeah, if your definition of "rooms" include large programmed spaces with shuttle landing docks and pits and bridges and cargo bays.

Lol and nice anecdote about New York. Couldn't think of anything better since I'm styling all over you in this thread?

"Two guys run straight into each other at exactly the same time in a small enclosed room with nobody else in a Warzone and attempt to 1-shot each other at exactly the same time". ROFL good luck with that buddy.
You're not "styling" over anybody. You've already established that you troll because your father didn't love you. You're an obnoxious little American Keyboard Warrior who is trolling here because you need the attention that your father gave your brother instead of you. You're not contributing to anything apart from highlighting why we don't want to be on an US server.
Petition to merge APAC servers, not remove them: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/...em-into-1.html

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iheartnyc
03.27.2013 , 01:29 AM | #4049
Quote: Originally Posted by Nommaz View Post
I am in no way shape or form trying to get people to quit, you posted something which in practice is inaccurate, not false inaccurate, I felt the need to let you know.
As I said a bit ago for anyone that generally quests the difference wont be AS noticeable yet PVP and raiders will notice and be affected.

That is not misinformation its fact.

You yourself said by increasing the pig it also increases lag spikes, and they will occur more frequently, I am guessing that you don't see that as an effect on players?
In the worst case yeah the game will be unplayable for certain players. And that's not due to ping, but because your local ISP does not route well to the US West Coast. In the best case, an APAC player will see a disadvantage of roughly 0.15 seconds with minimal lag-spikes.

And where were you, when over a dozen other posters made flat-out unqualified statements that the game and PVP is unplayable on US servers? Why do you feel the need to "let me know", while you let others slide in promoting the falsehood that the game will be unplayable across the board? Is there an agenda here maybe?

In confounds me that people are getting away with spreading lies on this thread, while accusing EA of doing the same.

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PseudoScience
03.27.2013 , 01:31 AM | #4050
Quote: Originally Posted by iheartnyc View Post
In the worst case yeah the game will be unplayable for certain players. In the best case, an APAC player will see a disadvantage of roughly 0.15 seconds with minimal lag-spikes.

And where were you, when over a dozen other posters made flat-out unqualified statements that the game and PVP is unplayable on US servers? Why do you feel the need to "let me know", while you let others slide in promoting the falsehood that the game will be unplayable across the board? Is there an agenda here maybe?
Another philosopher on the forums come to enlighten us on what's right for our community....awesome.
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