We thought we’d post a follow-up to the situation of BioWare leaving three EU servers without any server transfer options. Yesterday, BioWare finally issued a response– and a solution:
Originally posted by AllisonBerryman (Source)
We wanted to clarify the current situation with the European RP-PvP servers Lord Calypho, Jen’jidai, and Huntmaster. Our goal for SWTOR players with these free character transfers is to be able to offer a destination server for players to have the best gameplay experience possible. As such, due to the unique nature of having only one European RP-PvP server per language, we wanted to give the three aforementioned servers the choice to transfer to a destination PvP server. As of right now, Lord Calypho characters can transfer to Tomb of Freedon Nadd, Jen’jidai to Jar’Kai Sword, and Huntmaster to Darth Nihilus.
It’s good news to hear these servers will have transfer options. The bad news? BioWare is effectively destroying any concept of an EU RP-PvP server, and instead, lumping these players as PvP players when in fact, many would have preferred a straight RP option.
Some players had hoped BioWare would give them a choice between RP and PvP servers. Here is one comment from the community:
“I am happy Bioware did something, I’m happy most people got out of this mess now. But that leaves us, the RP’ers totally out of the picture.
Would it really have been that hard to put up two destinations?”
Giving these players an option seems like it would have made most of the players on these servers happy, but there’s also this opinion, as well:
“I think if they gave the option [of two server choices], there would be a lot more players who would complain they did not have a choice, and us “minority” had. That would escalate more than BW would want.”
This may have been why BioWare went the single-server route, but we don’t know for sure. It’s unfortunate that BioWare didn’t post the reason behind this decision. It’s also unfortunate, of course, that the transfer situation had to head in this direction in the first place.