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Help me pick an RP server

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Nilanius
11.15.2012 , 06:13 PM | #1
Hi, I am new to this game. In fact I am downloading it now, and will be playing as a free player for now. I am also a heavy roleplayer that wants to get into RP on this game asap. But first I need a server.

Ideally I'd want a server in the US, as English is my native language. I also want a server that has a lot of active RP. So a server with a heavy population of active roleplayers. I did try googling rp servers, but the one server suggested doesn't seem to have a server forum anymore. So I look forward to reading any suggestions.

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Jesslyn
11.15.2012 , 06:28 PM | #2
There are three US-based RP servers. Two are Player vs Environment (PvE). The east coast server is named The Ebon Hawk, and the west coast server is named Bergeren Colony. The time difference between peak hours for both are only off by a few hours from one another, which makes the choice between them even more about personal preference.

The third is Player vs Player (PvP), and is called Jung Ma. It's based on the east coast and has the lowest population of all three US RP servers.

Of all three, The Ebon Hawk has the higher population. It's important to remember that not everyone on RP servers are there to RP all of the time, but with a higher population you do have a better chance to run into the heavy RP you're looking for.

If population numbers aren't enough to help you choose, I would suggest getting at least one character on both PvE servers (AND the PvP server if you don't mind open world PvP) to ship-access. You will not be (as far as I know) penalized for creating characters on both servers. This will allow you to check the typical hotspots for RP: The fleet(s), and Nar Shaddaa (the entire Promenade area generally), and to a lesser extent all four starting worlds (Korriban or Tython for example.)

Personal notes: I play on The Ebon Hawk. A half-dozen or so smaller RP servers were combined to make this one. The fleet is usually full of people, with a good mix of RPers and others just running around playing the game. There are two established server-wide social RP events that tend to be cross-faction. Bergeren Colony may also have things like this, but as I have never played on that server, I don't know for sure either way.

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Edit to add:

There are European servers that also have English as the designated language. Over there, there is one PvE RP server named The Progenitor. In population numbers it's very close to The Ebon Hawk.

Beyond that, there's one English-designated oceanic PvE RP server named Gav Daragon. It is somewhere between the population of Bergeren Colony and Jung Ma.
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Nilanius
12.11.2012 , 08:38 AM | #3
Thanks for the suggestion. I rolled on The Ebon Hawk. I found a great guild on republic side.

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SelinaK
12.14.2012 , 04:24 AM | #4
I find the RP on The Progenitor (UK & EU) tends to be more mature and less cheesy than on Ebon Hawk (America), in general. I think American roleplay is often a bit tainted by the "comic culture" there where infantile writing is more common, but it's not all like that. But you do seem to meet LOLrpers a lot more.

I knew a couple of really good American RPers like Vullil'anussahn / Rothe but she has stopped playing it seems like and no one I know has any contact with her which is a damn shame... I think she played the meanest. and well thought out (political machinations....) Sith lord around over there. I just wish a bit of style wasn't so hard to find over there.
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