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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns

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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns
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Mjollnir
10.18.2012 , 02:03 AM | #611
Quote: Originally Posted by PurpleCliff View Post
The likelihood of 1 or 2 APAC servers going dead is so tiny. Overall there's still quite a large population of players around Oceania.
Unfortunately it looked like that once Oceanic servers were initially opened. 30+ minute queues to be able to log in... and now those queues are at times even longer waiting for Flashpoints and Heroics.

Oceanics had a huge potential if they were set up in the right location to begin with. As I've stated before, it only really benefits Australia and New Zealand. The rest of the Asian community are better off playing on the US servers.

As much as I would like to see the Oceanic servers remain, I doubt it will happen unless they relocate them to either WA or somewhere else that can serve the greater Oceanic region. Seeing as the only MMO to my knowledge that has had regionalised servers was Warhammer Online, I feel we may be seeing them shut down (especially as both WAR and SWTOR had Jeff Hickman as their Executive Producer).

Frankly I am appalled by the lack of communication from Bioware. The least they could do is let us know what options they are looking into, or whether they are awaiting how F2P affects the server populations. The simple response we received from Joveth, which basically left our communities questions unanswered, if just causing mass speculation about the future of the Oceanic servers (probably guilty of that myself above), and fracturing the community on what would be their preference.

If EA/Bioware could just give an honest, factual, informative answer, I'm sure the general Oceanic communities morale would improve, even if it was not the resolution they were hoping for. Some people will not like it, but not everyone can be made happy, and at least they will know what the future holds.

For EA/Bioware to remain silent is basically reducing their potential market in the Oceanic region through bad publicity, causing people to migrate to US servers thus wasting their own resources on server tech due to poor service and management, and pissing away subscription fees from people who are now just fed up.

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Spinikar
10.18.2012 , 02:38 AM | #612
Quote: Originally Posted by Mjollnir View Post
Unfortunately it looked like that once Oceanic servers were initially opened. 30+ minute queues to be able to log in... and now those queues are at times even longer waiting for Flashpoints and Heroics.

Oceanics had a huge potential if they were set up in the right location to begin with. As I've stated before, it only really benefits Australia and New Zealand. The rest of the Asian community are better of playing on the US servers.

As much as I would like to see the Oceanic servers remain, I doubt it will happen unless they relocate them to either WA or somewhere else that can serve the greater Oceanic region. Seeing as the only MMO to my knowledge that has had regionalised servers was Warhammer Online, I feel we may be seeing them shut down (especially as both WAR and SWTOR had Jeff hickman as their Executive Producer).

Frankly I am appalled by the lack of communication from Bioware. The least they could do is let us know what options they are looking into, or whether they are awaiting how F2P affects the server populations. The simple response we received from Joveth, which basically left our communities questions unanswered, if just causing mass speculation about the future of the Oceanic servers (probably guilty of that myself above), and fracturing the community on what would be their preference.

If EA/Bioware could just give an honest, factual, informative answer, I'm sure the general Oceanic communities more wold improve, even if it was not the resolution they were hoping for. Some people will not like it, but not everyone can be made happy, and at least they will know what the future holds.

For EA/Bioware to remain silent is basically reducing their potential market in the Oceanic region through bad publicity, causing people to migrate to US servers thus wasting their own resources on server tech due to poor service and management, and pissing away subscription fees from people who are now just fed up.
Well said Mate. It what I can't get my head around. Most of the APAC don't expect a miracle, just some information on what's planned down the track. As i said in an earlier post, just a little communication would go a long way.
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randalthorr
10.18.2012 , 12:33 PM | #613
Yeah, all that we ask for is information. I think this is the most avoided thread ever since launch. Ive honestly seen better communication in places you would not expect it one little bit.
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TrueNovaZero
10.18.2012 , 03:18 PM | #614
Part of me thinks BW is just afraid of posting here. No matter what they say, it'll be picked apart after a few days and. Speculations will just fly. Kind of like running around an airport whispering "bomb" under your breath - you're going to either start trouble or get into trouble yourself.

Here's hoping

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Roalmo
10.18.2012 , 03:37 PM | #615
Quote: Originally Posted by PurpleCliff View Post
The likelihood of 1 or 2 APAC servers going dead is so tiny. Overall there's still quite a large population of players around Oceania.
I just look at this, walk around, look at it again... this guy from an alternate universe?

When Tatoo, has 1-2 peeps on it at any time, we in deep doodoo, no way it's a large population.

When Balmoora has the same at the same times, same thing.. no way it's a large population in any way shape or form.

Been like that for almost a month now.

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cuttothechase
10.18.2012 , 03:45 PM | #616
R.I.P Master D T_T.....

As noted in this thread http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=544743 we had to actually organize a NORMAL WZ just to get a pop...one pop, we had all the people on alts jump to there 50s play the game then go back to doing their alts.

The doctor has called it...it's dead, move on.

Also as noted this will get progresively worse as the hard core players re-roll on US servers to maintain their gaming.

Goodbye Master D ..i loved you xxx

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Setsugetsuka
10.18.2012 , 04:50 PM | #617
I still don't understand why people just didn't roll an alt on Dalborra whilst waiting for something from Bioware. At least that way, we would have seen if the population would have stabilized and be somewhat worthwhile, instead everyone just stayed on their fleets jumping around whilst waiting for the eternity it's going to take Bioware to take action.

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cuttothechase
10.18.2012 , 05:40 PM | #618
Quote: Originally Posted by Setsugetsuka View Post
I still don't understand why people just didn't roll an alt on Dalborra whilst waiting for something from Bioware. At least that way, we would have seen if the population would have stabilized and be somewhat worthwhile, instead everyone just stayed on their fleets jumping around whilst waiting for the eternity it's going to take Bioware to take action.
Maybe with 4 or X 50s plus numerous alts on the server some people don't want to start again?

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Setsugetsuka
10.18.2012 , 05:47 PM | #619
Quote: Originally Posted by cuttothechase View Post
Maybe with 4 or X 50s plus numerous alts on the server some people don't want to start again?
Starting again is 10x better than standing around doing nothing and pretty much just waiting for the servers to die.

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scullzomben
10.18.2012 , 05:48 PM | #620
The sad reality is that a lot of 50's have become fed up with the lack of action they are just re-rolling on US Servers. A few guildies have rolled on Bastion and are getting pre 50 pvp pops constantly between 8pm and midnight. That is 2am-6am local server time. Even at these times there are more people on planets than there is on our fleets.