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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns

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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns
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deltadt
04.15.2013 , 09:00 PM | #5121
Quote: Originally Posted by ruxus View Post
No offense to anybody, but why do some think it's possible to merge all the APAC servers when Australian internet infrastructure is inferior to even hold up a full load (to US standards) for a single server? Heck, they're at burst when even hosting 64/64 Battlefield 3 servers. This isn't about server play types, we need to face the fact that Australia lacks the technology, and that this is not BW's fault.
i can play battlefield 3 on the aussie servers with no problems.

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Thepainfairy
04.15.2013 , 09:56 PM | #5122
Hi Eric,

Can we please have some clarification regarding the APAC server transfer to US servers:

In one yellow post on this thread is was stated:

"We will then offer Free Character Transfers to anyone currently playing on an APAC server to a North American server of the same gameplay type, specifically:
Mastar Dar’Nala (PvP) will transfer to The Bastion (PvP)
Gav Daragon (RP-PvE) will transfer to Begeren Colony (RP-PvE)
Dalborra (PvE) will transfer to The Harbinger (PvE)
"

On a later yellow post it was stated:

"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."

The question I would like to ask is will we get to choose which of the three transfer servers we can transfer to regardless of what type of server our characters are on currently. I for one am not interested in transferring my characters on Master Dar''Nala to the Bastion and would prefer they had the option of moving to Harbinger to join a guild with people in my time zone. A number of people have expressed this concern, can we please have the option to choose.

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Nommaz
04.15.2013 , 10:17 PM | #5123
What our american friends think of lag...
http://tinypic.com/r/2wlude0/6
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odonoghuet
04.15.2013 , 10:46 PM | #5124
Quote: Originally Posted by ruxus View Post
No offense to anybody, but why do some think it's possible to merge all the APAC servers when Australian internet infrastructure is inferior to even hold up a full load (to US standards) for a single server? Heck, they're at burst when even hosting 64/64 Battlefield 3 servers. This isn't about server play types, we need to face the fact that Australia lacks the technology, and that this is not BW's fault.
Your logic eludes me.

As I understand it the infrastructure is no different for most players regardless of where the server is. These arn't cloud based servers but are specifically held by an server hosting company based in North Sydney. The internet infrustructure for all Australian players is no different going from our homes to North Sydney than our homes to the fibreoptic trunk to the US.

Unless you are claiming that the three servers are housed in different locations as to avoid some feared bottleneck point at the entrance to North Sydney or the site building, there is no difference to the infrastructure between all APAC players on one server or three.

The two possibilities are:

1) That the hosting company lacks the hardware resources to host a superserver, which is exceptionally unlikely and no one has ever claimed.

2) That Bioware thinks that it will lose more players money long term by not offering the choice to be PVP flagged all the time on a PVP server over a turning it on yourself on a PVE server, than the degraded performance of having us play to US servers that are not prime time when we are, and laggy on a software design that does not handle lag as well as thier contemporaries.

The way that they lose players because of mismanagement, poor customer support, and bad PR, they are probably planning on number two for all servers world wide.

Those issues are Biowares 'fault'.
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JackPipsam
04.16.2013 , 03:53 AM | #5125
I have made my choice, I have unsubbed already.

I will still play until my time runs out.

Really ashamed I invested money into you Bioware.
I have a golden wii stick, what do you have?

UNSUBBED FROM GAME IN PROTEST OVER THE APAC SERVERS CLOSURE!

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Pigdaddy
04.16.2013 , 04:18 AM | #5126
why can we not xfer to different server types?.. I already rerolled on harby once Master D was pretty much dead.. would like to bring my toons all together.. since there is no real world pvp anyway it doesn't bother me as it once did.
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Pattotwo
04.16.2013 , 04:29 AM | #5127
The Biggest Fail, EA have done... IS there is NO ADVERTISING in Australia for this game... What sort of bussiness model are you running..
Seriously, there is such a market here, but no one knows.. You have the only MMO with a Server based in Australia. So low Latency. Not like WoW and the rest which have Alantic Servers, which are based over in the USA.
People would love to play a MMO with Low latency, and you could have the market but no one Knows..

So Adverstise, get the word out so the APAC/Oceanic servers dont die

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ChuangTzu
04.16.2013 , 04:34 AM | #5128
Quote: Originally Posted by Pigdaddy View Post
why can we not xfer to different server types?.. I already rerolled on harby once Master D was pretty much dead.. would like to bring my toons all together.. since there is no real world pvp anyway it doesn't bother me as it once did.
You can choose which server you go to. Which makes me annoyed that we can't have transfers to Dalborra as their main argument was that in their opinion ppl did not want to change server types. And now they are allowing transfers to different server types?!?!
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Master_Reuben
04.16.2013 , 05:02 AM | #5129
Quote: Originally Posted by Pattotwo View Post
The Biggest Fail, EA have done... IS there is NO ADVERTISING in Australia for this game... What sort of bussiness model are you running..
Seriously, there is such a market here, but no one knows.. You have the only MMO with a Server based in Australia. So low Latency. Not like WoW and the rest which have Alantic Servers, which are based over in the USA.
People would love to play a MMO with Low latency, and you could have the market but no one Knows..

So Adverstise, get the word out so the APAC/Oceanic servers dont die
So true. Possibly the most expensive development cycle in gaming and they didn't bother to advertise at all over here. Such a shame considering this game has lower latency for us than any other MMO out there.
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LeeTone
04.16.2013 , 05:02 AM | #5130
Quote: Originally Posted by ChuangTzu View Post
You can choose which server you go to. Which makes me annoyed that we can't have transfers to Dalborra as their main argument was that in their opinion ppl did not want to change server types. And now they are allowing transfers to different server types?!?!
Somehow I don't think that server type was the driving factor behind the decision.