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Server Transfers, 11 Months Later...

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Server Transfers, 11 Months Later...
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wainot-keel
02.12.2014 , 08:47 AM | #561
Quote: Originally Posted by Tsillah View Post
I think you need to look up the word condescending. It's actually a bad thing.
Most likely a literal translation from spanish, which happens. It's the same word but with very different meanings. In spanish being condescending is actually a nice thing.

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Khaarmageddon
02.28.2014 , 06:52 PM | #562
I hope they will make a transfers NA to Eu or EU to NA because I cant do much of thing with a different timezone. I played with a friend (now he left) on europe and I am stuck there, I dont want waste my legacy and time of gaming

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Raikahn
03.06.2014 , 08:42 AM | #563
I would gladly pay to transfer from eu to na, this is important to me because i work night shift and very few people are on na servers when im on, been playing for years across many servers and only ea servers are playing by the time i get off work. All my main characters are on na servers and i just can go through the leveling grind again, ive got 9 level 55 characters on servers that are dead when im on, I love this game and look forward to playing after work, but its just not as fun when my que times for flashpoints and pvp are over an hour long.

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malachyg
03.28.2014 , 12:57 PM | #564
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
I got answers to two of the questions that I saw a bit about:

Can you transfer across server type, such as PvP to PvE?
Yes you can!

Can you transfer across region, like EU to NA?
As of the current plan, no. However, I want to state that this is absolutely something we want to do and as you saw with APAC it isn't a tech limitation. There are some other restrictions we are working through and we hope to have the ability to transfer across region moving forward. I will give you updates on this as I have it.

Hope that clears things up.

-eric
Where are we currently with cross continent server transfers? Can we please have an update Eric?

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Winguardian
03.28.2014 , 01:53 PM | #565
They aren't doing it.. they came back on their word on what they originally said, I would've been happy with sharing my legacy across all toons but even that's not possible. I'm really disappoitned in the lack of transparancy and communication on this, I had to find out through a Q&A that they weren't even bothering with it anymore, and it's not even for a technical reason. They left us completely in the dark.
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DarthCyxo
05.09.2014 , 06:50 AM | #566
Can we please get an update on this.

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Superman_AZ
05.09.2014 , 07:10 AM | #567
I just transferred a Jedi from The Harbinger to Begeren Colony last week. Seems to me they are working as intended.
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RWScissors
05.09.2014 , 07:25 AM | #568
Quote: Originally Posted by Superman_AZ View Post
I just transferred a Jedi from The Harbinger to Begeren Colony last week. Seems to me they are working as intended.
I think the recent activity here seems to be about transfers between EU and NA servers, which aren't available yet. They said at one point they would allow them, it wasn't a technical issue that prevents them though.
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Superman_AZ
05.09.2014 , 07:36 AM | #569
Quote: Originally Posted by RWScissors View Post
I think the recent activity here seems to be about transfers between EU and NA servers, which aren't available yet. They said at one point they would allow them, it wasn't a technical issue that prevents them though.
Ohhhhhhh.... that. Yeah....

I anticipate EU to NA transfers to come in the same big patch as Advanced Class changes.

We all know why this is being stalled. Server balancing. EU servers would go extremely light and NA servers would get massive influxes and lag spikes. So the equipment in the EU data center would have to be shipped to the US to accomodate the balancing. Only prob is, EU would be down for a week while this happens (or more if there are complications). So now, this means, BW would have to buy 4 new servers at close to $80k each, set them up, copy over the data, and then switch the balance while rerouting the login. A half million dollars in hardware, infrastructure, and maintenance teams just to make it all happen. Not sure I would hold my breath for this.

My credentials: I've worked in Data Centers for a decade and do things like this for other companies a few times a year.
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Niaymh
05.09.2014 , 08:43 AM | #570
Quote: Originally Posted by Superman_AZ View Post
Ohhhhhhh.... that. Yeah....

I anticipate EU to NA transfers to come in the same big patch as Advanced Class changes.

We all know why this is being stalled. Server balancing. EU servers would go extremely light and NA servers would get massive influxes and lag spikes. So the equipment in the EU data center would have to be shipped to the US to accomodate the balancing. Only prob is, EU would be down for a week while this happens (or more if there are complications). So now, this means, BW would have to buy 4 new servers at close to $80k each, set them up, copy over the data, and then switch the balance while rerouting the login. A half million dollars in hardware, infrastructure, and maintenance teams just to make it all happen. Not sure I would hold my breath for this.

My credentials: I've worked in Data Centers for a decade and do things like this for other companies a few times a year.
When you say "we all know why this is being stalled" what you actually mean is "I've come up with a reason in my head that I think this is being stalled".

Why would European players move to NA servers to play with a high ping (and debateably worse community) when we're perfectly happy on our worlds and they have a decent population? In addition to that why would French and German players move from servers that specifically support their languages to play on a word with a high ping and no grouped language? I think you'll find the uptake of EU -> NA server transfers would be drastically less than you anticipate.