BioWare offering free transfers off the doomed SW:TOR APAC servers

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By on June 4, 2013 at 12:14 pm

BioWare’s Eric Musco has posted on the SW:TOR official forums to let players know of their best strategies for evacuating the doomed planet of Alderaan SW:TOR Asia-Pacific servers.

“Starting on Tuesday, June 4th, you will all be allowed a free one time transfer for each character you have on an APAC server,” writes Eric. “In the last update I gave I told all of you that we were expanding where your one-time transfer could go to include all NA-West servers. After seeing quite a few requests to expand it further, we are going to allow you a one-time transfer to any SWTOR server.”

“To reiterate, starting on Tuesday, June 4th, you will be allowed a one-time transfer for each character you have on an APAC server to any other non-APAC server.”

While BioWare have not clarified, it’s likely that any transfers will follow the same policy as their transfers from last year with regards to naming and other complications.

The closure of the APAC servers was announced back in March due to low population numbers. Sad times.

Source: SWTOR Forums

10 comments (Leave your own)

Internode should be the Rebel Alliance to save our glorious servers.
YEAH INTERNODE!

 

They totally should have had a space combat server event in other regions to evacuate the ANZ players in shuttles. Giant planetary ion cannon and all

 

And in not-so-well-thought-out move, Bioware announce up front that the APAC servers will be closed down well ahead of time, adding yet another nail in the “I’m not sure if this game is really worth my time” coffin.

 

c0mc0:
And in not-so-well-thought-out move, Bioware announce up front that the APAC servers will be closed down well ahead of time, adding yet another nail in the “I’m not sure if this game is really worth my time” coffin.

yea it was incredibly stupid for them to announce it way back when they did

 

I’m glad they finally decided to take this path. The original announcement saying they were going to transfer all the AU characters to a a server chosen by Bioware was the nail in the coffin for me and ended my interest in the game.

At that point I had taken up residence with some friends on a different US server to the one Bioware picked. Just doing the occasional few F2P warzones with my friends that moved there when AU population died off. Waiting for the AU server to inevitably get shut down so I could move my chars over there and start investing time in them again.

Might start playing again a little when I have my developed characters, crafting stockpiles and (hopefully) legacy back.

 

$10 says you’ll lose your legacy.

For me, I loved my APAC servers. I doubt I’ll be playing swtor again. They killed my home.
Same thing happened to Pirates of the Burning Sea. Man I miss the Aussie community in that game.

 

kinkykel:

Same thing happened to Pirates of the Burning Sea. Man I miss the Aussie community in that game.

Pirates of the burning sea was a ripper of a game.

 

nirvesta,

kinkykel:
$10 says you’ll lose your legacy.

Yeah that’s the one thing I’m thinking they might forget about, when it was this much of a struggle just to get them to let us pick our own server to go to. Letting us transfer each character to seperate servers (though i dont know who would actually do that) means we would be duping the legacy across multiple servers (not that we’d complain with that).

 

With these server closures, their booth/panel/whatever at PAX Aus is going to be pretty amusing, I’m sure. If I don’t see a damn lot of angry gamers chewing Bioware out, I’ll be upset.

 

so, where have all the Aus gamers gone? Did you go anywhere inparticular or just where Bioware suggested?

 
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