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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns

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

03.27.2013 , 06:57 AM | #4181
Quote: Originally Posted by PseudoScience View Post
That's a very melodramatic response.
Actually I found it pretty rational.
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03.27.2013 , 06:58 AM | #4182
Quote: Originally Posted by jackdaley View Post
Yes the trolls are hungry

Pity I don't know who they are
Eothain/Snivy/Tiemie now thant you know who i am does it make you feel better?

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03.27.2013 , 06:59 AM | #4183
Quote: Originally Posted by Paelo View Post
Delusional and stupid, just when I didn't think it could get any better. I may as well go continue this conversation with a teapot, at least there would be a slim chance then of some intelligent feedback.
Please tell me the outcome of said conversation?

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03.27.2013 , 06:59 AM | #4184
Quote: Originally Posted by Paelo View Post
Delusional and stupid, just when I didn't think it could get any better. I may as well go continue this conversation with a teapot, at least there would be a slim chance then of some intelligent feedback.
Well ive only spoken rationally and now you just attempt to insult me?
again reaffirming my argument that is anyone thinks the us-apac merger is a good thing then they are idiots/trolls.

some "community"

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03.27.2013 , 07:01 AM | #4185
Quote: Originally Posted by jackdaley View Post
Please tell me the outcome of said conversation?

In 4 Sexy results!
Just as soon as I can find someone who speaks fluent retard so the conversation can be translated into a format you'll understand....perhaps Elysiah can manage that.
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03.27.2013 , 07:02 AM | #4186
Quote: Originally Posted by soneil View Post
Is there any good reason why players shouldn't be able to choose their destination server? I can think of none.
Money. Because it costs more money for them to use more man hours.

It takes less man hours to dump us all as a batch from one server to another and fix the fewer conflicts that this can cause, than make lists of who to transfer where, and fix hosts of merging legacies and consolodating character lists, etc.

A character should be a nice clean list of numbers, from designating body type and appearance, to level and class, to datacrons and codex, to all the gear, cash, inventory, and cargo holds, etc. That list of numbers should be easy to transfer from on server to another.

The problem is that during poor management of staff at release and the early layoff reaction to not meeting hype, they lost the programmers who knew how this was rightly working, and lost control of how the data was being cleanly compiled. Legacy, multiple cargo holds, reputation, etc, these systems were never correctly integrated to a clean optimized character data list. As such, they never have had a properly working automated character transfer system, only man hour intensive manual systems.

Now on the cusp of the big 2.0, when everyone is busy already, it is also the one year mark from last April when they opened the APAC servers. They have to pick close or renew, but they have precious few man-hours to spend on the transfer, so it is just a file dump.

That is why we get no choice of destination.
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DuckimusPrime's Avatar

03.27.2013 , 07:02 AM | #4187
Quote: Originally Posted by iheartnyc View Post
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.
High end SWTOR gaming at my parents house is near unplayable on an Internode connection to a US server. That is an ISP known and highly respected for the quality of their network, and connections to the US.

High end SWTOR gaming at my home with TPG is near unplayable. They own PPC-1. If you don't understand what that means, you really have little idea on ISPs and international networking.

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03.27.2013 , 07:06 AM | #4188
11:00 pm Queensland time and populations are:
Dalborra 'standard'
The Harbinger 'light'

(All NA servers were 'light' and all European servers 'standard')

Server lag:
Dalborra 63 ms
The Harbinger 210 ms

That is less people to play with at a slower speed.

How can anyone on this forum claim that APAC player experience won't be diminished if we are moved to The Harbginger?

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03.27.2013 , 07:08 AM | #4189

Please check your server forum (Gav Daragon/Dalborra/Master Dar'Nala) for your dedicated thread. I have made one for each community.

I will copy and paste the text below.


Dear APAC Community,

This is Scorpio,
For those of you who donít know me Iím a Master DaríNala gamer. I also happen to host, commentate and stream SWTOR first and (currently) only eSport tournament Ė The R.A.W (Ranked APAC Warzone) Championships. This tournament has brought out the absolute best in the Master DaríNala community and so myself and my co-host EsKy (Resk/Fresk/Gresk/Dresk/Zersk/SandeeÖseriously *** man) were DEVESTATED when we heard what was happening to our beloved servers.

We have spent the last few days talking about it and our disgust for what Bioware are doing to us has only grown stronger.

Eric Musco says a Unified APAC Server isnít viable. That the numbers donít add up. Iíve told him this is a lie and he is yet to come back and say otherwise. So we would like to prove it.

This isnít going to be easy and it is going to rely on as many people as possible: from Gav Daragon, Dalborra and Master Darínala combined. But the one thing Iíve learnt from R.A.W is that the APAC Community are passionate, loyal and dedicated gamers.

Simply put, on Sunday 7th April 2013 (weekend after Easter) we are going to be streaming, all day, from DALBORRA.

Before Sunday 7th, create a character on DALBORRA and level it to level 10. With double xp weekend this weekend PLUS double xp on the following Saturday, you can do it in absolutely no time at all. Republic or Imperial or both Ė itís up to you.

From 5:00pm Ė 9:00pm AEDT, the UNIFIED APAC COMMUNITY will be streamed LIVE from Dalborra.

This is your – our Ė opportunity to prove that we have the numbers to hold a population on a single server: but it will only work if everyone can come together on this.

I am going to put together a streaming itinerary Ė a list of activities, destinations, faction swaps and communications Ė for the four hour stint. This will include:

- Interviews with Guilds/Guildmasters from ALL Apac Servers
- PvP Tournaments on Outlaws Den
- Warzones with players from different servers
- Flashpoints with players from different servers
- Fleet Parties
- Faction:Wide Planet Treasure Hunts
- Cantina Crawls (it's exactly what you think it is)

I want to work with players/guilds from ALL Apac Servers to create this event and that is why I have created a singular thread on each of the server forums for this. I would like anyone and everyone to add their suggestions, contacts, guild names, player names etc. to these individual threads. I am going to do my best to pull everything together and put together the biggest event these servers have ever seen.

The purpose of this event is to change the current fate of our servers - HOWEVER - it is also an opportunity to enjoy this game as a single community, something almost all of us wanted and have been asking for, for so long.

I would ask everyone who is going to participate in this event to use this signature.

7th April 2013, 5PM AEDT Dalborra -

Typeface Info: White (Bold for first line), link to at end. Centered.

Get the word out to everyone on your server and get involved.
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APAC Servers Forever.
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03.27.2013 , 07:10 AM | #4190
Quote: Originally Posted by DuckimusPrime View Post
Err, did you miss the disastrous SimCity launch?
He stood down before that.