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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns

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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns
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scullzomben
10.30.2012 , 07:50 PM | #791
Quote: Originally Posted by Thornsbane View Post
They obviously need to see how f2p affects the servers before merging them.
Let me do it for you.

1) SWTOR goes free to play. New APAC player decides to play and choose server. See's Harbinger and Bastion at Heavy/Very Heavy at 8pm AEDST, or all of the APAC servers at Light, unless there is some action happening on Gav Daragon, which would make it standard.

2) The APAC player begins leveling on an APAC server. Throughout the starter and capital planets the population will vary between 5-20 players.

3) The APAC player then hits Balmorra/Taris. The population never goes past 10 and has to wait 30 minutes for a pvp match.

4) The APAC player becomes discouraged and does one of two things:

5a) Leaves the game.
5b) Re-Rolls Bastion/Harbinger and enjoys worlds of 50+ people, near instant pvp queue pops.

So what affect does this have on current APAC players?

No influx of new players. There will be hardly any new people willing to stick this game out on dead servers.

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elitenz
10.30.2012 , 10:52 PM | #792
f2p won't help any endgame content players what so ever it's a great perk maybe for someone starting out but once your into only raiding the f2p access is worthless the costs to unlock any of the stuff is pricey not just Operations but skill bars and so on. So why Bioware are waiting if they even are but all I can say is support is foul and the way they treat there customers is a shocker.

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Mulloway
10.30.2012 , 11:29 PM | #793
/signed.

100% agree with OP

Personally would like to see all 3 merged with a seperate chat available for RP.

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Esno
10.30.2012 , 11:31 PM | #794
So..... Bioware is there any chance of getting all 3 APAC servers merged YES / NO

if yes please give us a ball park time frame

if no give us FREE transfer option back to US server of our choosing

Im giving game till XMAS then am going to pull the plug as am sick of being treated like 2nd class citizens (or worse)

Am rapidly loosing faith that anyone there knows what the **** you are doing as everything is done in secret and ahem so called leaked info is usually old news, poor communication is .... well.... POOR and virtually non existant.
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sankalp
10.30.2012 , 11:56 PM | #795
Quote: Originally Posted by Thornsbane View Post
Creating bad for the press for the game on websites is not going to do anything good for SWTOR. It is a good game and deserves much better press than it already has.

They obviously need to see how f2p affects the servers before merging them. Their servers are half a planet away from their main office, so its reasonable that we may get some delays. They do care about us, hence why we have our own servers in the first place.
We are not creating bad press for swtor, BW/EA is. We are just asking news website to report at the abject lack of customer service to APAC community in general and this thread in particular.

The only thing I agree with in your post is that it is a good game, but it does not deserver anything, least of all the $15 we are paying BW each month, as frankly we are not getting the service NA users are for the same amount of money.

They do not, I repeat DO NOT, need to see what f2p does. This thread has been going on for much before f2p came into the picture. F2p is not stopping them from popping in here every once in a while to give us updates. F2p is not stopping them from coming here and stating that they are waiting for f2p.

yeh their servers are located half a planet away, but we dont need all of BW austin to come here to do server merges. They have shown they have the tech for it by merging US and EU servers. As for the some delays, I belived the US/EU servers were meged 3 months ago. it it was a slight delay we would understand, this is just ridiculous.

They do not care about us, they gave us the servers as they thought the SW franchise will get them 300k APAC customers, and it did at the start, but their complete and utter ineptness and ******** decisions, and the way they have treated the APAC community has left them in this hole, and instead of trying to climb out of it, they are just digging it deeper.

I am lucky I run with a guild that does PVE/PVP all the time. If I was a pug I would have left this ages ago. The only thing that keeps me is weekly raiding and some PVP with guild, otherwise there are other better MMO's to play

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Dacce
10.31.2012 , 12:28 AM | #796
Quote: Originally Posted by sankalp View Post
They do not care about us, they gave us the servers as they thought the SW franchise will get them 300k APAC customers, and it did at the start, but their complete and utter ineptness and ******** decisions, and the way they have treated the APAC community has left them in this hole, and instead of trying to climb out of it, they are just digging it deeper.
I don't get that you think 1.2% of the entire country was going to play this game. I expected this game to get around 5-10k subscribers from Australia over the long term.
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O_JohnnyBravo_O
10.31.2012 , 12:56 AM | #797
Would prefer cross-server PvP/E than a server consolidation or character transfer to a NA server.

Perhaps they're working on that?

Are those that are QQ'ing now the same people that cried out for an APAC server in the first place?

I'd like to thank BW for listening to us in the first place and providing us with what we wanted

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Evgen
10.31.2012 , 02:30 AM | #798
Quote: Originally Posted by O_JohnnyBravo_O View Post
Would prefer cross-server PvP/E than a server consolidation or character transfer to a NA server.

Perhaps they're working on that?

Are those that are QQ'ing now the same people that cried out for an APAC server in the first place?

I'd like to thank BW for listening to us in the first place and providing us with what we wanted
They didn't make APAC servers for you or anyone else that's using them. They made them to make money.
Somehow now I'm sure they are convinced ignoring us is going to make them more money too.
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laz_AU
10.31.2012 , 05:28 AM | #799
Quote: Originally Posted by Evgen View Post
I can understand why they might want to wait for F2P before changing anything, but I believe their thinking is flawed.
Here are the reasons:
  • "APAC" severs only are beneficial ping wise for Australian players, maybe New Zealand as well
  • New players that like to group won't want to play on low pop servers.
  • People will go to play where their friends are, many players in the APAC tiem zones are playing on US west servers
  • Word of mouth is that the APAC servers are dead
  • Anyone who tries both an APAC server and an NA server will likely have better experience on the NA server.
  • Anyone who has read or heard of this thread will realized playing on the APAC servers means you get inferior service.
And the thing is, anything they do now, could be reversed if required.
A server merged, could be split later, transfers now, could transfer back again later.
Some communication would be nice, but a distant second to some action on this matter.
This really is horrible customer service.
Only thing i'd add to this is that with f2p they will bring out paid character transfers with the result being many current players leaving APAC for higher pop servers before f2p makes any impact
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Karasuko
10.31.2012 , 05:34 AM | #800
Quote: Originally Posted by laz_AU View Post
Only thing i'd add to this is that with f2p they will bring out paid character transfers with the result being many current players leaving APAC for higher pop servers before f2p makes any impact
Won't make a difference for me tbh, I have 3 more toons to finish the story on and a month to do it in.

EA you had your chance, thanks to your poor decision making and lackadaisial attitude to us Oceanics you will have lost some very loyal customers.