Oceanic Servers Officially Live; No Server Transfers Until Late April
It’s a bit of a bittersweet moment for TOR players in the Asia-Pacific region of the world.
This morning, BioWare launched brand new servers in their region hat should greatly improve gameplay performance for the majority of players currently playing but on North American servers. This is great news… but what if you’ve already got an accomplished character on a different server you’d like to bring over to the new Oceanic servers? BioWare has you covered, but unfortunately not until late April.
In an update to the official FAQ this morning, it was clarified that server transfers for those that qualify will occur in “late April”:
Qualified players in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, or Singapore, will be offered one-time free character transfers to Asia Pacific servers for a limited time period in late April. No specific date has been confirmed at this time. We will be sending an email to all qualified players by early March with more details.
What makes you a qualified player? We have the details for that as well:
- You specified that your country is Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, or Singapore during your account registration process.
- Redeemed an Official Game Production Registration Code on www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com Code Redemption Center.
- Have had or currently have entered a valid recurring payment method or redeemed a Pre-Paid Game Time Code.
- Only characters created on The Old Republic servers by February 28, 2012, 5:01PM EDT, 7:01PM NZDT, 2:01PM HKT, 2:01PM SGT qualify for transfers.
Characters created by qualified players on a non-Asia Pacific server after the February 28th deadline will not qualify for transfers to Asia Pacific servers. We will be sending an email to all qualified players by early March with more details.
On a separate but related note, some players are actually reporting much worse latency on these servers than they were seeing on the North American servers. We’ll follow this development as we learn more!
For now, head on over to the FAQ for all of the details of the Asia-Pacific launch of Star Wars: The Old Republic!