Thursday, December 11, 2008

Hot Topics: Free Character Transfer Service

Another new feature of the site: Hot Topics! This feature will attempt to pick one of the latest hot topics going on in the SWG universe.

Suddenly, the TCG loot battle takes a back seat to the Free Character Transfer Service. Today, SOE announced the full server lists and much of it comes as a surprise!

So it seems as if a lot of low-populated servers are on the destination list, which is the fuel for the confusion and surprise. But after giving this some thought, it does make a degree of sense.

If the idea is to eventually close down the servers that aren't on the target list, there will need to be room to move the remaining toons. Having some low pop servers on the target list ensures this, I believe.

Another shocker is the fact that new toons will be able to be created on the servers marked for transferring off of. I'm not so sure this is entirely fair to new players who would not know that they're about to join up on a dying server.

The server lists seem set in stone according to Valara. One thing is for certain, it's going to be a busy 2009 for SWG. Could I be wrong about server merges? Maybe. Maybe not. Time will tell, and that time will be sometime in Spring 2009.

Ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seat belts.

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