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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns

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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns
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Roalmo
06.02.2013 , 09:35 AM | #5481
Quote: Originally Posted by Icykill_ View Post
Hi eric,

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Please lay out ALL the facts "officially" to the whole APAC server communities on what and how these transfers will happen.
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PLEASE MAKE THIS A PRIORITY ON YOUR TO-DO LIST TODAY !!!!
Gonna be real hard to do.

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MenollyWanderer
06.02.2013 , 12:23 PM | #5482
Okay so the merge and transfers are happening we all accept that now. I also accept but am not happy about the fact I will have to change some of my character names. However as I have been unable to find any information on the matter, I am most concerned about what will happen with my legacy name and character slots. I have more then 12 characters will I be able to transfer them all no problem?

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Roalmo
06.02.2013 , 02:33 PM | #5483
Quote: Originally Posted by MenollyWanderer View Post
Okay so the merge and transfers are happening we all accept that now. I also accept but am not happy about the fact I will have to change some of my character names. However as I have been unable to find any information on the matter, I am most concerned about what will happen with my legacy name and character slots. I have more then 12 characters will I be able to transfer them all no problem?
1. legacy name, was able to use what name you want on new server, given auto rename on transfer(last go round in fall last year), also, your names are no longer unique, so can take any name you want.

2. character slots are limited to 12, unless you buy more-then up to 22 active toons.

All guess work based on old style transfers, and status of current stuff... in the dark we are.

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MenollyWanderer
06.02.2013 , 02:46 PM | #5484
Quote: Originally Posted by Roalmo View Post
1. legacy name, was able to use what name you want on new server, given auto rename on transfer(last go round in fall last year), also, your names are no longer unique, so can take any name you want.

2. character slots are limited to 12, unless you buy more-then up to 22 active toons.

All guess work based on old style transfers, and status of current stuff... in the dark we are.
Okay so Legacy name is safe I think you are saying, as for names I went over to another server and tried my names and the majority of them it said were unavailable until I altered them.

Are you saying that having already purchased the additional character slots on the APAC server, I will have to purchase them AGAIN in order to move all my characters? What happens to the additional characters that go over 12? Do I need to start panicking now?

I really hope we are given some info soon....

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Roalmo
06.02.2013 , 03:22 PM | #5485
Quote: Originally Posted by MenollyWanderer View Post
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Are you saying that having already purchased the additional character slots on the APAC server, I will have to purchase them AGAIN in order to move all my characters? What happens to the additional characters that go over 12? Do I need to start panicking now?

I really hope we are given some info soon....
Character slots purchased on APAC will probably transfer over, no need to repurchase if they were account wide for sure, but if not account wide.. hmmmmm.. dunno... dark in the I am

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Artanisia
06.02.2013 , 04:45 PM | #5486
Quote: Originally Posted by MenollyWanderer View Post
Okay so the merge and transfers are happening we all accept that now. I also accept but am not happy about the fact I will have to change some of my character names. However as I have been unable to find any information on the matter, I am most concerned about what will happen with my legacy name and character slots. I have more then 12 characters will I be able to transfer them all no problem?
During last server transfers they made it so that ALL characters were moved. NO character was deleted. So, on my new realm, I ended up with 16/12 characters which were all playable.

The catch? I wasn't able to create new characters unless I deleted characters. Once I was down to 11/12 I was again able to create a new character.

My best guess is that they'll be handling your transfers in a similar fashion.
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fiery_valkyrie
06.02.2013 , 07:24 PM | #5487
Hi Eric,

I just wanted to post to let you know how disappointed I am in your last post, specifically in how vague it was and how many questions it left unanswered.

As you previously advised, you notified us of what was going on during the week you said you would, however it was done right at the end of the week (Saturday for most of us in Australasia) and at the end of your working week, so there has been no further clarification available from yourself or anyone else in the community team. Although I realise the timing of the announcement may not have been up to you, for you to announce something of so much importance to a proportion of your players and not have any plans in place to follow up with our questions or concerns in a timely manner makes us feel that our concerns are of little importance to yourself or Bioware.

The other issue is that your post provided so little information that most people are unable to plan exactly what they plan to do and when.
  • Many of us are in guilds, or run guilds, and we cannot make decisions because no information was supplied about how the move will affect guilds.
  • Many of us are concerned about what will happen to our character names and no information has been supplied about how the move will affect that.
  • Many of us are concerned about when and in how much detail more information will be supplied to us. Because of the time difference we usually dont see updates in the Developer Tracker on Sundays and Mondays (AEST), so the first time we are likely to see a response will be Tuesday morning our time.

I am sure you are aware from a 550 page thread, just how much your APAC players are concerned about the effects to them from this move. Please show our concerns some respect by providing us with a detailed outline of the process asap.

Thanks.

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Icykill_
06.02.2013 , 07:44 PM | #5488
Quote: Originally Posted by fiery_valkyrie View Post
Hi Eric,

I just wanted to post to let you know how disappointed I am in your last post, specifically in how vague it was and how many questions it left unanswered.

As you previously advised, you notified us of what was going on during the week you said you would, however it was done right at the end of the week (Saturday for most of us in Australasia) and at the end of your working week, so there has been no further clarification available from yourself or anyone else in the community team. Although I realise the timing of the announcement may not have been up to you, for you to announce something of so much importance to a proportion of your players and not have any plans in place to follow up with our questions or concerns in a timely manner makes us feel that our concerns are of little importance to yourself or Bioware.

The other issue is that your post provided so little information that most people are unable to plan exactly what they plan to do and when.
  • Many of us are in guilds, or run guilds, and we cannot make decisions because no information was supplied about how the move will affect guilds.
  • Many of us are concerned about what will happen to our character names and no information has been supplied about how the move will affect that.
  • Many of us are concerned about when and in how much detail more information will be supplied to us. Because of the time difference we usually dont see updates in the Developer Tracker on Sundays and Mondays (AEST), so the first time we are likely to see a response will be Tuesday morning our time.

I am sure you are aware from a 550 page thread, just how much your APAC players are concerned about the effects to them from this move. Please show our concerns some respect by providing us with a detailed outline of the process asap.

Thanks.
This ^^^^^^^

I have also posted about 5 pages back asking for a notification to ALL game players on the APAC servers... atleast put it on the Logon screen with a link to a proper Bio announcement and an updated FAQ section answering the questions above and in previous posts... so that we don't have to keep guessing

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MenollyWanderer
06.02.2013 , 08:19 PM | #5489
I can't help but think that in Bioware's perfect world they would just like to make the transfer silently and not have to deal with it anymore. Probably would just like us all to wake up one morning and suddenly our worlds are a lot more crowded. Here it is a day and a half out from the reported time of severe change and we have heard nothing.



BW and EA "We will just close our eyes and pretend there are not all these voices crying out in the darkness for answers. Soon it will be over and we won't have to deal with that troublesome APAC community."

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Turiya
06.02.2013 , 08:57 PM | #5490
This is fantastic.

My guild is moving back to Harbinger, as probably most Aussies will be doing and every single one of my Imp characters(have Republic characters but not overly caring about them) is apparently taken.

What I'd like to know is:

1) Is there any way to find out if these names are actually taken or are left over from when I originally used them on there?
2) Is there any way to check on activity of these names and if none for x amount of time, can we have those names?
3) Does Bioware have any real concern that people that have had the same character names since launch are now going to lose them entirely?