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Jan Gaarni
11-16-2002, 12:28 PM
Well, the server names and their locations for the initial release have been revealed. The complete list can be found here (http://starwarsgalaxies.station.sony.com/features/faq.jsp). Sadly, it looks like there will be no European server until some time after the release, 6 months I heard.

However, this PA consist of more than just Europeans, but Americans aswell. Infact, our main man Gaalgoth is American. Our PA relations member for the Massassi's, MikeC, is also an American, and if I were to count you all and divide you into groups, this PA consist of almost 50/50 Americans/Europeans.
Hell, we even got one from Australia. :eek:

So, my question is this:
Where to play?

I've picked up that the Europeans over at the Station has started to pick a server already, the Eclipse for some odd reason. ;) :p (Yeah, odd indeed) :D
After the European servers are up most will prolly move their character over to those servers and continue play there.

It is only natural to assume that the American members will chose an American server to play on. Why shouldn't they. It's not like they, and we, have any choice to begin with. ;)

So if we decide to play on, lets say the Eclipse, how many here would later turn to an European server once it is established?


Personally, I've decided to play on an US server, from beginning till the end, but since I am part of this PA, I will abide by the decision of the majority of this PA and play on whatever server that is chosen.

Kiedo
11-16-2002, 08:19 PM
I think we should start out on Eclipse and then transfer to a European server.

But for some odd reason, it wont let me vote :sweat:

Ewok Hunter
11-16-2002, 08:30 PM
what about that server which Juz has been spouting nosence about?

Ascari
11-16-2002, 09:28 PM
I think we need to stick to one server.

Prefferably a east coast server, better connections for us europians.

And why do you ask me to play on a american server?

Because I dont want to hear other languages other then english in my game!

Thew Rydur
11-17-2002, 12:48 PM
Me too, I live on the US east coast, so I've got no problems with Eclipse ( or whatever server we pick)

Gaalgoth
11-17-2002, 02:00 PM
I'm not going to vote cause i'd rather let you all decide, but I'm from Atlanta and would prefer an east coast....it's up to you all though.

Jan Gaarni
11-17-2002, 04:33 PM
But for some odd reason, it wont let me vote

hmmmm, that's odd. :confused:

I think we should start out on Eclipse and then transfer to a European server.
Ah, that might be the problem why. :D

Jan Gaarni
11-17-2002, 04:41 PM
As many of you have said already, an east coast server would be the best, I fully agree.

The Eclipse is one such server.
Ewok Hunter, Juztyns choice is not. ;)

But we don't need to go with Eclipse. Any one of the 9 other east coast servers will do. :)

Ewok Hunter
11-17-2002, 08:45 PM
well, lets wait until everyone comes back before making any discisons like this, we'll never be able to do anything if half the people come back and dont like what we already decided on. as long as we agree it'll be fine.

Lord Helmet
11-17-2002, 10:30 PM
im from pennsylvania ....(east coast US) but i'd like to play on Bloodfin..cool name..

Thew Rydur
11-17-2002, 11:58 PM
so am I, what part?

Jan Gaarni
11-18-2002, 02:09 PM
Don't worry, EH, this is far from being an official selection of what server we are going to pick, it's just to get some facts on how people feel about this. :) It's nice to know.

The real selection will take place when all or atleast most of the members come alive near the release and have had some time to think about it. ;)

Bloodfin (US East Coast)

Bloodfin Sith Speeder: The Sith Speeder is a small repulsorlift personal transport used by Darth Maul, it is a relatively a simple design that lacks sensors. However it has a high-performance engine that allows the Speeder to accelerate rapidly, do sharp turns and quick stops. In short this speeder has been stripped of all non-essential feature to ensure the fastest speeds can be achieved. The compact design presents a small target, its open ****pit gives Darth Maul excellent visibility and to allow him to leap directly from the Speeder into combat. Also it allows Darth Maul to swoop down on his enemies and quickly dispatch them with his lightsaber. Darth Maul has programmed his speeder to decelerate and enter "wait mode" should he suddenly dismount. Darth Maul typically used his Sith Speeder to surprise or pursue his quarry.

Researched by TeikoSun

Just alittle info. :)

Wraith 8
11-18-2002, 02:28 PM
well.... lets see... how can i start.

we have a lot of people from all over the world in our PA.
now when we all joined the PA..... a question was asked... where to play.... some said the US... some Euro.

Now for us Euro people..... its easier for us to just pick the Euro server and play. BUT! i totaly agree with Ascari on this...... i would like to see languages i understand. so no french, german, Norwegan :p, swedish. i would liek to see only these 2: Dutch or English. now i know a lot of you cant speak dutch... only 3 in our PA can. so i will settle over an English speaking server.

So that leaves us with the following:
East or West. now.... shown to you in the text above this post.... and east coast would be better for a lot of us.

So my conclusion is for myself:
A server on the east coast and i will not change afterworth.

About the name.... ill look into it :D

my 2 cents

-Wraith 8-

Murashu
11-19-2002, 09:57 AM
I agree, East Coast would be best for me since I live in NC. If the Army has its way with me I will be moving to SC in several months.

I will not switch servers since I am bringing 7-8 friends from work with me to whatever server we choose.

Wraith 8
11-19-2002, 07:01 PM
Ill send a mail to everybody to make their choice..

Wraith 8
11-23-2002, 08:14 AM
East coast server and stay:
Jan Gaarni
Wraith 8
Ascari
Thew Rydur
Gaalgoth
Lord Helmut
Murashu

east coast server and then transfer:
Kiedo

the rest has not made their choise clear.

Murashu
11-23-2002, 12:57 PM
I'm with Murashu, if he says East Coast then I'm going with him.....oh wait I am Murashu. Oh well I still say East Coast server ;)

swediot=)
11-25-2002, 10:57 PM
i will play on what ever server you guys play on. But if i get too much lag on us east (i live in new zealand for those people who dont know its off the east coast of australia 9-12 hours to reach america by plane)

but if we play on us east can we play on a lower part of us east like in florida or somewhere?

Zendjir
11-26-2002, 09:11 AM
I choose to switch to a Euro server later, mainly because I'm concerned with connection problems (and terrorist attacks on american servers ofcourse). I cable, but I also got this crappy provider that doesnt provide full cable speed for me. UPC is the name, and crap is it's game.

I'll try to stay on a USA server, but I dunno if my connection will let me play as it should be.

swediot=)
11-26-2002, 03:39 PM
i have to stay on an amreican server because i live in new zealnd and i ofnt think theyll get any servers so yheh but if connection too bad i m gonna move to west coast

Lord Helmet
11-26-2002, 07:14 PM
blood fin is an east coast server WITH A COOL NAME...and by the way t the one who asked....im right above philadelphia...in a little town called willow grove you?

Thew Rydur
11-27-2002, 06:19 PM
I'm in Mountaintop in the northeast part, another little town. Its just south of Scranton if that helps.

Lord Helmet
11-27-2002, 10:16 PM
yea...i just performed my marching band state chamipionships there.about 2 hours away...north

Murashu
11-29-2002, 01:27 PM
Anyone else live on the East Coast? I'll be back in NC in about 15 days or so, hopefully in time to have Christmas with my family.

Balix
11-30-2002, 01:34 AM
I personally think it would be best to not name a specific server to play on until the game is launched. I would choose one of the more populated servers since underpopulated galaxies seem to be a common fear.

Btw, the option of moving to a euro server later on, does that mean you can move your players to another server as you wish? Or maybe just when different servers are launched?

Murashu
11-30-2002, 02:13 AM
I am basing this off of knowing that these are the same people that run Everquest. When you swap characters between servers you will have to pay around $50 per character for a one time swap and they will lose any armor, weapons and money you might have attained. It is pretty expensive to switch over and the thought of losing everything you have worked so hard to get is even less appealing to some folks.

I guess if it means better connections it might be worth it to some folks. It's probably better to just start over with a new character on the new server of your choice when you want to. It depends on if you want to spend the money though. Server swaps are normally available for free for the first couple of weeks when a new server is open but you are still faced with the loss of certain items. SWG might not be as bad about taking your items away since the game is more skill based. In everquest its all about the items, armor, weapons and such that make the character better.

Murashu
11-30-2002, 05:50 AM
I did some more reading and found this info. THIS APPLIES TO EVERQUEST SO IT MIGHT BE DIFFERENT AT RELEASE TIME.

"Fee Schedule


For moving characters on the same account from one server to a different server: 1 Character $50
2 Characters $75 (total charge)
3 to 8 Characters $150 (total charge)


For moving characters from one of your accounts to one of your other accounts but not changing to a different server: 1 Character $50
2 Characters $75 (total charge)
3 to 8 Characters $150 (total charge)


For moving characters from one of your accounts to one of your other accounts and changing to a different server: 1 Character $100
2 Characters $150 (total charge)
3 to 8 Characters $300 (total charge)


Guidelines and Restrictions


For moving Characters from one account to a different account on the same server, Characters will be moved with items and coins. In order to process a transfer from one account to a different account, the destination account must have access to the same expansions as the source account.


For moving Characters from one server to a different server, Characters will only be moved without ITEMS AND COINS. (IMPORTANT: Coins and all items will be deleted from characters before the characters are moved. This includes all items located in the character's bank. All scribed spells will transfer with the character). It is highly recommended that you do not give away or destroy existing items upon requesting a server-to-server transfer, as it is possible that your move request may be denied. Items deleted or given away in anticipation of a future move will not be replaced.