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Swtor Dying

republicommandox's Avatar

05.22.2012 , 05:50 PM | #1
Hi I am a vanguard who plays on Thendy Noori the number two least populated server in swtor. As you may know swtor is dying, and fast. Not so much on pve servers just mainly on pvp servers. I personally much prefer pvp over pve but thats just me, it seems that pve is the majority not just for swtor but for almost any mmo out there (except for guild wars). But onmy server if you wanna play one pvp game you need to wait a good hour or so before you find a match, and when you do its always half full. Now for thos off you who are currently on a dying server please read this and consider this. Ive read so many forums and posts about people complaining about there dead servers and I figured if we could just dedicate half the energy we use complaining about this we could solve this issue. For starters Bioware keeps track of the server population and demographics so Im sure there more then well aware of whats going on. Not to mention people like me calling and emailing them about this issue 24/7. Im going to list a couple of possible solutions to this problem below.

1. Character Transfer- This isnt the greatest idea for a couple reasons. The already dead servers like mine would lose even more people to the point where there would probly be no more than five people on at a time. Trust me no one is going to want to stay on our dead server. Now I did send in a ticket asking them about this and the in game support person said that there currently working on that but I may be wrong. If server transfers does come out it should absolutely not cost money at first, it Biowares fault for making more servers than they need and we shouldnt have to pay for it. But however is should cost money once the server pops are fairly blanced because we dont want people switching servers just because there faction usually loses. Oh, now that I think of it, if you transfer you should be able to take your whole legacy with you.

2. Merge servers- This is more than likely a rumor but Ive heard quite a few people talking about this on swtor. This is probably the best solution to the problem but people are going to lose there names ad there not gonna be so happy. If I logged on tommorow and found out I had to change my characters name because the servers merged I would be so pist.

It seens that some servers in swtor are thriving while many are dying. I really want to see this problem fixed while seeing my trooper keep his name (Scorch) but we need to make bioware more aware of this. Yes I know I said earlier that bioware is aware of this issue which they are. But the more and more we ***** about it the more of a problem theyll realize it is and work harder to fix it. So people dont whine on the forms about your dying servers, whine to bioware. I made this thread to hopefully make people more aware of this issue and get people support.
Well, im done now and as for grammar errors and misspelling, I dont really feel like proof reading this whole post so just deal with it.

Wreak Havoc,

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05.22.2012 , 05:54 PM | #2
Hello there, republicommandox!

We realize that server population is a very important topic of discussion with the Community right now. To help keep our forums better organized and feedback consolidated, we ask that you share any thoughts or concerns about server transfers in the existing thread, FREE Character Transfers are Coming!.

Also, here is some additional information from Dallas Dickinson regarding the timing of server transfers from a recent Weekly Q&A:

Arymono: When will character transfers be available for everybody?

Dallas Dickinson (Senior Producer, Live Services): We will be rolling out our Character Transfer Service in early summer. First we’ll have some targeted free transfers from/to specific servers, but that will be followed with a broader system where you can either take advantage of free promotional transfers to specific servers or paid transfers to the server of your choice. We know everyone has more questions about character transfer, and we’ll reveal more details closer to the launch date.

Hope this helps! Thanks for your understanding.