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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns

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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns
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Pexalottle
10.13.2012 , 10:53 PM | #551
Given the lack of population during prime time I'd also like to express my concerns with our dying server; Master D. I received SWTOR shortly after the US release and played on an EU server until the APAC ones came out, after which I was one of the first players to create a character on. I remember shortly after our servers were created there were constant wz pops and finding a group for a heroic quest was relatively easy.
Being able to transfer my characters on the EU server to the new APAC servers was a fantastic move by Bioware and I do thank them for that. Unfortunately as the game has gotten older our servers are facing a similar problem as the US and EU ones did and our population is slowly dwindling. Sometimes it becomes difficult to play the game because of the lack of activity on our server.
I'm assuming Bioware are waiting until F2P to resolve these issues however I believe that a server merge would be the ideal solution.
Pex (The Orso Legacy) - The Harbinger
APAC player subbed since Jan '12

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Blitz-wing
10.14.2012 , 12:23 AM | #552
I received this reply from a csr on this issue:
Quote:
we would like to assure you that we are doing our utmost to ensure that our players have the best possible game play experience, regardless of which server they play on. As such server population balance and composition is something which we are constantly monitoring.
Now if that was true, action would already have been taken!

And yet this comment by another csr is either very poorly worded (imo) or EAware is withholding info from us.
Quote:
Unfortunately, the information that you are requesting has not yet been made available to players through the official website, so I am unable to comment further on your question.
Wait: its only been 3 weeks since Joveth Gonzalez stated "few days" of evaluation started!

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Setsugetsuka
10.14.2012 , 03:03 AM | #553
They're holding out for FTP, it's getting more and more obvious everyday.
(Either that, or they're waiting until the right moment to announce they're cancelling the APAC servers and transferring us back into US servers, paid transfer though, every penny counts.)

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Froippi
10.14.2012 , 03:21 AM | #554
i hope so feels i have to stay in que for random HM on Master D for about 4 hours and hope i get a pop

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laz_AU
10.14.2012 , 04:24 AM | #555
I also believe they are waiting for FTP because no one really knows the effect it will have on our populations. If they merged them now then had a massive influx with FTP (however unlikely this may be), it may create a long queue and an unstable server which will result in the new players getting irritated and leaving (even though the current players would much prefer this sort of situation).

So they are saving themselves the hassle and risk of this happening by waiting for FTP even if it's at the expense of pissing off current players. If FTP flops then they will start to seriously consider a merger. Even if it's a success, this problem will inevitably occur again in the future so eventually i think there will be a merger. Just don't expect anything for at least a month after FTP begins.

Either way i find it ridiculous that we are forced to guess what their intentions are rather than them just coming out and announcing it. All it does is fuel our confusion subsequent rage.
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DropbearSW
10.14.2012 , 04:31 AM | #556
F2P will not fix the population problem for lvl 50 players..

It will take people months to level and most of the 50 stuff will not be free anyway.
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laz_AU
10.14.2012 , 06:35 AM | #557
Quote: Originally Posted by DropbearSW View Post
F2P will not fix the population problem for lvl 50 players..

It will take people months to level and most of the 50 stuff will not be free anyway.
True but i imagine right now BW is more concerned with just getting players into the game rather than creating a better environment for level 50's. They also probably think that FTP players will get to 50 then decide to sub because their game is just so awesome and addictive
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Excubitor - Focus Sentinel
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Koios
10.14.2012 , 07:32 AM | #558
Quote: Originally Posted by DropbearSW View Post
F2P will not fix the population problem for lvl 50 players..

It will take people months to level and most of the 50 stuff will not be free anyway.
Actually, F2P may very well bring back some players that unsubbed earlier this year (with some Lvl 50s).

Back to the matter at hand, I am starting to think that BW is waiting on the Cartel Market to make us pay the transfers if we want to move out of APAC. this, of course, After F2P comes live.

THAT would really be a bad move and wouldn't be respectful towards the current player database. On my side, this could be an instant /quit.
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Esno
10.14.2012 , 03:23 PM | #559
Quote: Originally Posted by scullzomben View Post
10pm Saturday night, 45 people on MDN Fleet.

Are you even going to acknowledge that there is a problem Bioware?
Logged into Dalborra last night (Sunday) at bout 10pm, and were 50-60 on fleet (had maybe 70-80 bout same time Saturday night), waited for HM FP for 30 mins then logged, only 1 person out of 50+ online in friends list, 0 guildies online (usually upto 10 on a Sunday night)

Actually stated to wife for 1st time last night am thinking of really not re-subbing next month as is getting harder to do anything ingame unless its organised a few days to a week in advance.

Actually started looking through my old games (10-15yrs old) looking for something worthwhile installing then gave up and went to bed
Beware my BOOM stick The Harbinger
Esno - (Heals) Commando, Ry'gell - Jedi Knight, Darg'go - Jedi Consular, Short'roundup - Smuggler // G'kaarr - Sith Warrior, Esnoimi - Bounty Hunter, Nem'esiss - Sith Inquisitor, Londo'no - Imperial Agent

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germind
10.14.2012 , 06:40 PM | #560
No news?