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Oceanic server announcement - Have your say Dalborra

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Oceanic server announcement - Have your say Dalborra
 

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XEEVA
03.25.2013 , 06:03 PM | #1
I spent a bit of time browsing through the 3 APAC server forums this morning to see what the community thinks about the recent server merge announcement. It is clearly evident that most of the APAC player base is extremely annoyed about the decision and it is our time to voice a strong opinion.

Since the format of the forums makes it difficult to collect statistics on everyone's preference, I created a FB page with polls that we can use to collectively voice our opinion.

It is going to take bioware a while to finalise the tech plan to make the merges work, so I see that we have time to yell out and try and get this stopped.

http://www.facebook.com/SwtorOceanicServers

If you have any other poll suggestions. please post here

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POLL Results current

Will the news about a forced move to the US servers make you unsub from the game

Yes 63%
No 37%

What would your solution to the server population issues be?

Merge all the APAC servers into one server - 91%
Allow a one time character transfer option for a server of your choice - 6%
Do Nothing, population is fine as it is - 2%
Merge APAC servers to US servers of the same type - 0%

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Vindrik
03.25.2013 , 06:14 PM | #2
I don't know if a facebook poll is the best way to go about it, but we can use this as a central hub I suppose. Don't come here and *****, just state your thoughts so that BW can see it. If they ignore it then so be it, but better to say it than not.

- Waited for months to get APAC servers post-launch, finally got them and it was amazing
- Now we're losing them again, incredibly disappointing
- Ping is going to be a huge issue for almost all residents, not just for PvP but for progression raiding as well
- Players will all lose their names, unless a system is created to keep them. This really sucks, especially for those of us that had our names from Day 1 of Early Access on Harbinger, then gave them up when we transferred to Dalborra. Apparently we're now being punished for that.
- Without unrealistic exaggeration, I would say that the discrepancy between those who will continue playing and those who will stop should this go through will probably be around half-half

Personally, I would rather have a centralised APAC server than none at all. A vast majority of the players from GD and MDN said they didnt care either and would transfer to Dalborra given the chance. Using the "RP players should be able to RP" etc excuse isn't very good. Offer US transfers for those that want them, and transfer everyone else to Dalborra. This solution provides everyone with what they want with minimal losses. Players that want decent population and low ping will get it, while people that want to go to specific high-pop US servers or want to remain on a PvP or RP server can also do that.

If this isn't a viable solution for financial reasons, or for any other reason for that matter, then please just tell us. I would rather be told things honestly and know that I'm getting screwed over because it's the smart business thing to do rather than because your company doesn't give a crap about what your players think.

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Dafydil
03.25.2013 , 06:16 PM | #3
Honestly what did you expect to happen? Bioware would actually merge all 3 APAC servers into one? Wasn't going to happen at all because firstly it wont "accustom" to everybodys playing desires which tqbh is a load of bs because the PvP server was like yeah sure better pop world pvp doesn't happen anyway but the RPers on the other hand nah nah nah lets keep emoting each in the cantina even though theres only 3 of us left its fine guys we don't need a merge.

So something finally happened with the APAC servers which other than transfers to a server of your choice this is the next best thing now everybody is complaining about it please just stop.
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XEEVA
03.25.2013 , 06:46 PM | #4
Ping is a major issue here.

MDN - average 33ms
Bastion - average 287ms

Also the other major issue is the timezone difference. At the time of writing the peak time on Bastion is now (7:40PM) but it is 10:40 AM locally. Most of us will be at work while the main population is playing. When I get home and log on, it will be around 3AM server time and who will I see online, just the Aussies with their **** Ping times as the US peeps will be asleep.
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Dafydil
03.25.2013 , 06:58 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by XEEVA View Post
Ping is a major issue here.

MDN - average 33ms
Bastion - average 287ms

Also the other major issue is the timezone difference. At the time of writing the peak time on Bastion is now (7:40PM) but it is 10:40 AM locally. Most of us will be at work while the main population is playing. When I get home and log on, it will be around 3AM server time and who will I see online, just the Aussies with their **** Ping times as the US peeps will be asleep.
Well I live on the Gold Coast so I don't know about you but I have toons on The Bastion and I get 160-180 ms and even at 8pm aest The bastions PvP queues are faster than Dalborra and the Population is higher as well and with the merge of MDN it will be even higher.
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Aphraell
03.25.2013 , 07:23 PM | #6
Ping - harbinger 300m
Dalborra - 30 ms
YOU THINK THATS NOT GOING TO AFFECT OUR GAMEPLAY!!!!

You make us pay subscription to get full benefits, pre order the expac and you do this thing to us? really common.
I hope you don't merge to harbinger simply to SAVE money, because ping is going to be a issue and a lot of people will probably quit.

And to use Facebook as a way to get votes?? use something else.

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Kunsa
03.25.2013 , 07:45 PM | #7
I simply will not play on a high latency server. tried it with other games and it is an experience killer and not worth wasting my time. I will unsubscribe if this goes ahead.

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copesag
03.25.2013 , 09:19 PM | #8
yep i will unsub too,and demand my money back for pre-ordering the expansion,typical corporate ******** ,'the best for all concerned ''after extensive polling we decided this " etc .i hope the ceo's at bioware choke on their bonus packages ,which is what this whole merger boils down to .

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Calvin_Mago
03.25.2013 , 09:48 PM | #9
It's pretty clear that EA/Bioware didn't give a damn about the player feedback they asked for, when, if you've been following the 300 page APAC consolidated thread, about 80+% were for an APAC server merge. It's all about not wanting to maintain a separate APAC server.
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03.25.2013 , 10:03 PM | #10
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