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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns

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Consolidated Post: APAC/Oceanic Server Concerns
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DropbearSW
09.24.2012 , 08:06 PM | #181
i for one don't care about 12 slots and it's a minor issue/distraction. fix the server population or lose players.


as an aside im starting to think OMGPOP named their company after PVP players on Master Dar'narla
Master Dar'Nala
Talon (50 Sorc), Psi-Ko (50 Mara), Mash (50 Op)
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Selvec
09.24.2012 , 08:08 PM | #182
Quote: Originally Posted by Kynesis View Post
That's being a little melodramatic isn't it? More slots are nice but a few weeks isn't really going to bother people that much while BW finish sorting out consolidation issues?

You've got to give them some leeway - fair enough, they didn't grant them to us at the same time but they were only granted as a solution to fix the server merge issues they were facing, it's not like they set out introduce a great new feature and leave us hanging - though US companies, particularly entertainment companies are frequently guilty of this and so even though it's not intended to slight us, it does still rather obviously hit a sore spot BW.
Actually, its a sad state that people have got complacent in the second hand support provided by Bioware. Do not forget that on every other game a good percentage of the games population would be up in arms about this kind of thing. If a rep of a company makes a statement of intent with a timeframe, then its a commitment that should be fulfilled. If they cannot fulfil it, they need to apologise, or ask their reps to no longer state periods of time when replying to customers.

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sankalp
09.24.2012 , 08:13 PM | #183
/signed

I am on MDN, been subbed since the start have multiple endgame chars etc. I am mainly a PVE endgame player and have been struggling to do all end game content on all my chars as there are not enough groups going.

Last night I was in queue for Lost Island to get my weekly on my sniper. 3 hours, 1 pop someone rejected and that was it. logged over to the harbinger to see what was going on, 65+ ppl on korriban, 167 on fleet and this was around 7am server time. If they have 160+ at dead hours, i can imagine the fleet at their peak times.

yes, we wont get there even after server merge but hell it will be much better than it is. We loved clearing 16m HM EC. Now, we cannot even dream of recruiting for 16M HM content as there are no players available. No one really does 16M any more and for me as a hardcore endgame player that's a shame.

I would like everyone in APAC servers(all 3) to be given some choices. My preference would be as follows

1) Merge APAC servers, make it a PVE/PVP server, can be instanced depending on if you are flagged or not. win win imo. We get good pop, pretty sure with all 3 combined we can crack 200 on fleet peak times. Makes people who have left come back. F2P gets more people as they see the population and there is always something going on.

2) Give everyone on APAC servers(all 3) an option to transfer to a US/EU server. i know this is not ideal and PVP would suck with that ping, PVE wont be much better but i think it would be bearable. I played on the US servers before APAC launch and can see myself doing it, provided I dont have to wait around for a group ever.

if both of them are not possible for whatever reason, then the only other option would be cross server features.

leave everyone where they are. I dont have a problem with the server I am on if I can PUG groups or fight against people from some random server.

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Evgen
09.24.2012 , 08:44 PM | #184
Quote: Originally Posted by XyonicS View Post
Servers not going down for maintenance today means still now extra slots for us. Would have thought this would have been the perfect time to do them.
I think server not going down at all today means they might not be quite ready and are pushing the maintenance back till tomorrow or Thursday.
Ever the optimist XD

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DropbearSW
09.24.2012 , 08:46 PM | #185
important to note that f2p won't fix the server population issues for lvl 50s anyway...

a) it will take them a month to level (if they're keen) and
b) f2p offers mimimal 50 content anyway as far as I understand
Master Dar'Nala
Talon (50 Sorc), Psi-Ko (50 Mara), Mash (50 Op)
<BOSS>

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Banegio
09.24.2012 , 09:29 PM | #186
Dear BW,

I have kindly done the analysis for you. Please make a wise decision accordingly.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...1A0VDFBNm1KelE

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sankalp
09.24.2012 , 09:43 PM | #187
Quote: Originally Posted by banegio View Post
dear bw,

i have kindly done the analysis for you. Please make a wise decision accordingly.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...1a0vdfbnm1kele
lmao :d

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Karasuko
09.24.2012 , 09:50 PM | #188
I've been holding off putting my name to this for awhile. Chippy, amazing post, well written and thought out.
I agree mergers should be on the cards and to be honest the fact that we didn't get 4 slots has not affected me at all.

What is hurting our player base is pretty simple, Maintences at prime time.Personally i'm used to not playing on a tuesday night, thats no big deal but it does really irritate me when we have 3-4 maintences a week. I'm not exactly the most hot tempered person but if it irritates me it must really get up some peoples nose.

This is where things need to change for us the most. No doubt theres a hundred solutions available that won't cut into our play time as much.Let me repeat clearly, I don't mind losing 1 nights play time a week,I can also understand the need to to urgently patch things aswell, But not at the cost of our prime play time.

I won't threaten to unsub, I love this game. But its getting harder and harder to actually play it when theres nobody to play with.

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Altaress
09.24.2012 , 11:43 PM | #189
/Signed - awesome work Chippy!!!

100% support given!!!

Rav-
Darth Anīmus - Sith Juggernaut - Midian

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Evgen
09.25.2012 , 12:08 AM | #190
I myself want the slots and the merger, or options to move back to the US West servers.
The way legacy works you really want to be on one server and 8 slots just isn't enough for us altaholics