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Elsharla (SuperAdmin) 6/11/2012 2:24 PM EST : Discussion - Free Character Transfers option becoming...
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Character Transfer, Server Populations and You

Please have a thorough read through this initial Character Transfer service that is incoming to SWTOR to help consolidate the playerbase and improve the gameplay experience in general, ready for 1.3.

As of today (11th June) we don't yet know what the origin to destination server options, so we are not even sure if Trask Ulgo is a server that can be departed from or if it is a destination server.

If Trask is an origin server that can be departed from, I would like DOT to carefully consider before we move, to avoid knee-jerk decisions, and it would require some co-ordination.

The transfer is completely manual and on a per character basis, i.e. no auto guild transfer. Basically, we would have to empty out the Guild Bank of items and credit, disband DOT (edit: and Dot-e too) and once characters are transfered to have DOT/Dot-e re-created from scratch on the new server (if we can get the name), and then contact CS to have the guild bank reinstated for us to deposit items/credits again

I put it out to the guild: If Trask is an origin server and The Proginator is a destination, would DOT be up for a transfer?

Comments, opinions, suggestions welcome...



Edit: Plan of action compiled by Gamina

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Transfer Guild
Guild must be recreated on new server. All members must be reinvited and given rank member note and so on.
I think 4 people are needed to do this. So El might have to coordinate on the forum to make sure there will be enough online to make a guild, or contact costumer service and ask for help in this.
I suggest creating a temp rank with invite rights and give it to most members initially to make sure as many DOTs as possible will have a chance to get an invite. Then go back to normal after some time.

Transfer of Guild bank
Empty all items and money out of the bank and on to characters that will transfer.
Then complete the transfer.
Recreate the guild.
Contact costumer service to get guild bank back.
Set guild bank settings as before and deposit items and money taken from old bank.

Transfer character
Go to http://www.swtor.com/transfer to transfer your characters.


I also suggest posting something like the following on the forum:

DOT is moving to 'server X'. The guild will not be automaticly transfered and we will have to reform on 'server X'.
Official info on server transfer: www.swtor.com/transfer

Step 1: Make sure you have no items listed on the GTN. Listings will not be transfered with you.
Step 2: Empty mailbox of all credit and items. Your mailbox will be emptied of everything on transfer.
Step 3: Log in to your account on 
swtor website to transfer your characters.
Step 4: Wait for transfer to complete.
Step 5: Log in on new server and type /cjoin dot or do a Who search on DOT /who DOT (edit)
Step 6: Speak up in the created channel /dot or send a /whisper to an online member to get an invite. (edit)
Step 7: Right click your name on the guild list to set your member note to display your Forum name. You can also add optional info such as crew skills and tank/heal/dps-role
Step 8: If you had to change any of your characters name, please update the member list on the website with the new name(s)

If you know you will be on at a certain time and need an invite, try asking on the forum in advance to see if someone can make sure they will be there to invite.

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Update
Moku is now Guild leader of Dot-e on Trask Ulgo to maintain a MOTD
Jasiari is now Guild leader of DOT on Trask Ulgo to maintain a MOTD

DOT and DOT-E (yes with captitals!) has now been re-created.
 
Inviter:

Lightside:
Elsharla (GL), Ven'ya (Officer)
Calimehtar (O), Yalatar (O)
Talwraith (O) and GMT +12
Jairi (O) - Rone and GMT +10
Ourphil (Lieutenant) - helped to create guilds last night, however off on holiday now
Kelani (Lieutenant) - addicted to D3  so unlikey to be online for invs at present

Darkside:
Elyn (GL)
Mairon (O) - Calimehtar
Nelrahn (O) - Talwraith
Worphil (Lieutenant) - helped to create guilds last night, however off on holiday now
Randulf (Lieutenant) but as above D3 anyways


After you have transfered to the new server (it is really really smooth and fast!!) please /cjoin dot and shout up in that channel to see if anyone is about; alternatively arrange a convenient time to be online together via this site.


Edit (14/6) As CS seem to be ignoring my request to be able to retain the old DOT on Trask just minus the vault, I have had to disband the original guild. However, a in game message to inform of the move to The Proginator has been sent to all members that were still there (mains / most recent logged toon was contacted).

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The cure for grief is motion | Procrastination is the fear of success | Many possibilities are open to you - work a little harder | If you wish to see the best in others, show the best of yourself | Teamwork: the fuel that allows common people attain uncommon results | If you're always a pessimist, consider just how futile that attitude can be | Weath is the ability to fully experience life.
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Gamina (Officer) 6/11/2012 2:40 PM EST : RE: Discussion - Free Character Transfers option beco...
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I do not know if Trask's population is critical enough to varrent a transfer in the first batch, but I do think that eventually they will merge...errr... transfer all RP-PVE servers together.
I am very positive about a possible transfer and have been looking forward to it for some time. DOT is my home no matter what server tag it may have. I think this merge *caughs* sorry, transfer is going to bring a lot of life back in swtor.

So in short I vote two thumbs up and lets go for it if offered.

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Valarya (SuperAdmin) 6/11/2012 5:01 PM EST : RE: Discussion - Free Character Transfers option beco...
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i feel the same as Gam. a merger of the rp-pve servers is inevitable and i vote yay.

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Calimehtar (Officer) 6/11/2012 8:08 PM EST : RE: Discussion - Free Character Transfers option beco...
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The merge is inevitable like Val said, the lost initial hype, diablo 3, and the mistake of creating too many servers got swtor there. And making all the rpers in this game get together in one big comunity is in my view a very positive thing, instead of a minus
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Rone (Officer) 6/12/2012 4:29 AM EST : RE: Discussion - Free Character Transfers option beco...
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I follow the motion. Increased server populations is never a bad thing! Especially on my side of the world

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Elsharla (SuperAdmin) 6/12/2012 6:10 AM EST : RE: Discussion - Free Character Transfers option beco...
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Some good clarification and further info about the Character Transfers.

Currently unable to access www.swtor.com/transfer to find out the server options (login function down whilst maintenance is performed)

Edit: List of Origin servers are up. Trask is not listed, in fact no RP servers are listed as yet. So I image they are focusing on the emptiest NA / EU PvE & PvE servers first.

Certain transfers are complimentary at this time:

Between the following servers:
Keller's Void to Jedi Covenant
Hedarr Soongh to The Fatman
Eye of Ashlanae to The Red Eclipse
The Shadow Runner to Tomb of Freedon Nadd
Rakata Mind Prison to The Bastion
Soresu to The Harbinger
Mecrosa Order to Darth Nihilus
Stereb Cities to The Jedi Tower
The Restoration Zone to Jar'Kai Sword
Phateem Halls of Knowledge to Mantle of the Force


Fortune Cookie Mantra's:

The cure for grief is motion | Procrastination is the fear of success | Many possibilities are open to you - work a little harder | If you wish to see the best in others, show the best of yourself | Teamwork: the fuel that allows common people attain uncommon results | If you're always a pessimist, consider just how futile that attitude can be | Weath is the ability to fully experience life.
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Gamina (Officer) 6/12/2012 8:22 AM EST : RE: Discussion - Free Character Transfers option beco...
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They start small. Trying to monitor the process and will add more depending on how it goes. Kinda like they did at launch. I did not think of it, but was not surprised to see it happen.
Hopefully they will get to us once all bugs that may happen have been sorted

It's the questions we can't answer that teach us the most. They teach us how to think. If you give a man an answer, all he gains is a little fact. But give him a question and he'll look for his own answers.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear


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zeptanatious (Member) 6/12/2012 8:37 AM EST : RE: Discussion - Free Character Transfers option beco...
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I'm also in agreement and I will go where El goes anyway. A thought - maybe we should make DOT on The Progenitor ASAP as its more likely to go that way, than Pro coming to ours.
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Valarya (SuperAdmin) 6/12/2012 9:09 AM EST : RE: Discussion - Free Character Transfers option beco...
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they are merging a server with the fatman! that's the biggest server there is.
if they plan to set that server as a goal for all to reach things are looking good.

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DrSpuddinky (Council) 6/12/2012 11:29 AM EST : RE: Discussion - Free Character Transfers option beco...
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I am also up for moving should the option become available. Bigger population is always better, and if Trask becomes an origin server it's only going to get quieter...
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