It’s been a week since I started my server transfer journeys. All four of my servers have gotten the nod, with the last server becoming eligible early this week. The screenshot above captures one of the nicest small touches that came about as a result of the server hopping: all my made by Anexxia gear, including pieces I’ve made for myself to wear, now bear the legend “The maker’s name has been worn completely off.” where my name used to be.
On my PvP server, The Bastion, I easily reconnected with my guild upon first post-transfer login. I am noticing, however, that it has been slow going for folks to transfer over. I think many folks are waiting for Patch 1.3 to hit before returning to the game and to the guild. The open question remains: will they stay put or continue to ebb and flow as each new MMO shiny object loses its lustre? And Republic side, we need to find a date and time for four officers to click the guild recharter. Oopsie!
My RP server, The Ebon Hawk, is already working on integrating all of us new transferees into the server community. In addition to having some server-wide events scheduled, which were mentioned in the most recent community wrap-up, they’ve started a server forum. I’m happy to see all this activity as it gives me hope I may yet find an active home for my level 47 Marauder and wee little Sorcerer alt. My teeny Sage is reguilded with the RMC, who is busy with many 16-man operations and seems to have picked right up from where they left off.
Last and not least, my PvE server, Candorous Ordo, is booming. I’ve been questing there Republic side and am cheered on by the sight of so many other players out in the worlds. My Sage has been making serious progress in her story, and is now 39 and midway through Hoth.
I’m hoping that my PvE server ends up having a solid solution for my Empire characters. Specifically, to give me a place to server transfer my other Imperials to when we eventually, hopefully, can do paid server transfers from one server type to another. *crosses her fingers* I am also hopeful I will get in the occasional raid once my Sage hits 50. Trying to have some small, manageable and attainable goals!
What about you? How are you feeling about your servers now that the dust is settling?
As much as I miss my old name, starting my new Legacy has really galvanized my interest in the game at a time when it was waning.
Also, welcome to NSTK, I feel bad that I haven’t had time to chat with you since I’ve been so busy with my Assassin!
Thanks for the welcome! I’m trying to keep my head down and my eyes focused on the Sage story so I can get myself to 50, then hopefully get in some raiding, then start on Imperial alts! So much to do!
A week in and I couldn’t be happier. So far I’ve been grinding out my Battlemaster gear on my fresh 50 Scoundrel and in between running Ops PUGs. So far I’ve been able to PUG HM Explosive Conflict, SM EC and HM KP. Finding groups has been a breeze and will only get better with group finder. The best part of the transfers though? I’m finally making creds on the GTN again. My stuff is flying off the shelves and I only see that continuing with augment kits and gear.
I’ve also seen a positive cash flow thanks to the server move. More competition too mind you, but that just keeps me on my toes…
Looking forward to having some additional 50s to play with soon…
All in all I think the server transfers were a success and accomplished enough for most people. I’m not sure if there is a “perfect solution” when it comes to these things. There are always some casualties. I feel bad that some good people had enough negative consequences that they want to leave the game, but hopefully they will see that they can move on.
Our guild did lose a couple of people, but I guess they are making up for it with bringing in new people. What I don’t like is that I doubt the new people will stay. They came over from our old server and I think it was just easy for them to join a guild they knew and as soon as they learn about the other guilds on the server, they will move on. I say this because we are fairly small close-knit guild I guess, and it has pretty much been business as usual. The only difference is there are a lot more people everywhere and some of them may become long-time guildies, or may be just passing through. I find myself more mistrustful of “the new people” now than I used to be on the old server. It’s like moving from a small town to a city. But as a long-time city dweller, I’ll manage and use my instincts to navigate through all of the craziness.
The only thing that I can say I really don’t like so far is now when I do dailies in Black Hole, since the number of people in the area has gone from typically 4 on my old server, to 60 on the new, a couple of the missions are harder to do. I don’t think they have taken this into account and really hope they’ll fix stuff like that, so I’m not riding around for 15 minutes just trying to pick up boxes. I also hope that is not an indication of what it’s like leveling or that needs to be addressed.
I too look forward to paid transfers, but by the time they come, I doubt I’ll be the one moving. It will open up so many possibilities to play with friends though, and I really look forward to that.
It would be nice if they managed to pull of something akin to what Guild Wars 2 is doing for the daily mission areas, i.e. having area events that everyone who participates in them receives credit and some sort of reward for it. That way it would reward cooperation.
Having been on CO since launch it was becoming a little disheartening to watch the fleet population drop. With the server transfers and the consequent pop explosion the Social aspect has fully kicked in and my interest in the game has kicked back in as well. I hope that you all enjoy your new servers
I am enjoying #CanOrdo quite a bit. It’s so nice to actually see other players when I am out and about on my alts! Thanks for the welcome!
Honestly the whole process was smooth. We got our guild bank back in reasonable time. The CSR who helped, was truly decent. We reformed the guild the day after the move. Over a very minor hassle, to get a lot more in return via a highly active server.
Great example was this past Thursday morning at about 2:00 am. I couldnt sleep so I logged in. Almost 200 on the fleet, which never happened on Krayt Dragon. I was able to run in three pvp matches before getting tired and going back to sleep.
Real pleased and I can tell that our guildies are re-energized as well.
I can’t imagine finding 2 people, let alone 200, on our old server at an off peak hour. Totally am loving our new busy servers as well.
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