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Catria
11-11-2011, 04:18 PM
<p>Okay, so I understand that the Bazaar server will be merging into the Freeport server.  I'm wondering if we could possibly have an option to be moved to a different server.  Yes, I realize that we can pay to have characters transferred but that gets very costly when you have multiple accounts and alts.  Also, being a guildleader, I don't feel it would be fair to tell other members that they have to pay to move their chars to another server to stay with the rest of the guild. </p><p>Is there any way to get a one-time choice of server for our chars?  Is it possible to have an entire guild moved to a server other than Freeport?  </p><p>Seems to me it would be easy enough to give each character on the Bazaar and Vox servers a one-time use token for free server transfer.  Make it no-trade (not heirloom).  Then we can choose where we want to go.  </p><p>Freeport may be a very nice server, but I'm concerned about lag issues with such a large influx of players into what is already a very busy server.  I would much rather be able to choose where my chars go.</p>

Talathion
11-11-2011, 04:19 PM
<p>Yes, if you pay 25 dollars.</p>

Valdaglerion
11-11-2011, 04:26 PM
<p>Lyssia, </p><p>In the podcast yesteday this question was posed. Smokejumper said they have in the past done free transfer tokens after really large mergers but given that this is just Bazaar and Vox, there is no intention at this time to do so.</p><p>Once the dust settles transfer tokens should work between all the servers although, indeed it will have a cost associated with it.</p>

Golbezz
11-11-2011, 04:27 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Okay, so I understand that the Bazaar server will be merging into the Freeport server.  I'm wondering if we could possibly have an option to be moved to a different server.  Yes, I realize that we can pay to have characters transferred but that gets very costly when you have multiple accounts and alts.  Also, being a guildleader, I don't feel it would be fair to tell other members that they have to pay to move their chars to another server to stay with the rest of the guild. </p><p>Is there any way to get a one-time choice of server for our chars?  Is it possible to have an entire guild moved to a server other than Freeport?  </p><p>Seems to me it would be easy enough to give each character on the Bazaar and Vox servers a one-time use token for free server transfer.  Make it no-trade (not heirloom).  Then we can choose where we want to go.  </p><p>Freeport may be a very nice server, but I'm concerned about lag issues with such a large influx of players into what is already a very busy server.  I would much rather be able to choose where my chars go.</p></blockquote><p>I suspect it has more to do with keeping the anti-exchange players on the live servers from getting too upset about puchased characters and coin showing up on their servers directly. EQ2x is at least a closer ruleset to exchange so I suspect fewer players are against that merge vs any other live server.</p>

Catria
11-11-2011, 04:29 PM
<p>That just seems wrong to me.  I have to say I'm miffed at being "just" Bazaar and Vox.  There's a lot of people involved here even if we have lower server populations.  I have about 30 characters and I'm certainly not going to pay 750 dollars to move them to a different server even if I could afford it.</p><p>Since SoE is making us move, it seems to me that SoE could at least give us the option as to where.  </p><p>Edited to add:  Freeport has a large server population already and is having major lag issues and long queues.   Even if the population moving into the server is small, it's still a matter of having an overpopulated server.</p>

Catria
11-11-2011, 04:33 PM
<p><cite>Golbezz wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>I suspect it has more to do with keeping the anti-exchange players on the live servers from getting too upset about puchased characters and coin showing up on their servers directly. EQ2x is at least a closer ruleset to exchange so I suspect fewer players are against that merge vs any other live server.</p></blockquote><p>Considering that ALL servers will now have the same ruleset/model that the EQ2X servers are now, that makes no sense, really.  Everyone is going to be in the same boat.  The only difference will be PvP vs PvE rulesets.</p>

agentsix
11-11-2011, 04:34 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Edited to add:  Freeport has a large server population already and is having major lag issues and long queues.   Even if the population moving into the server is small, it's still a matter of having an overpopulated server.</p></blockquote><p>Freeport is lag free and has no queues at all.</p>

Catria
11-11-2011, 04:37 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bayle wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Edited to add:  Freeport has a large server population already and is having major lag issues and long queues.   Even if the population moving into the server is small, it's still a matter of having an overpopulated server.</p></blockquote><p>Freeport is lag free and has no queues at all.</p></blockquote><p>That's not what I have seen in chat, posts and Smed's own twitter.... but I could be wrong of course. <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Golbezz
11-11-2011, 04:39 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>That just seems wrong to me.  I have to say I'm miffed at being "just" Bazaar and Vox.  There's a lot of people involved here even if we have lower server populations.  I have about 30 characters and I'm certainly not going to pay 750 dollars to move them to a different server even if I could afford it.</p><p>Since SoE is making us move, it seems to me that SoE could at least give us the option as to where.   </p><p>Edited to add:  Freeport has a large server population already and is having major lag issues and long queues.   Even if the population moving into the server is small, it's still a matter of having an overpopulated server.</p></blockquote><p>If it becomes overpopulated they could server split but I don't see a huge population increase coming to the game all at once. I know this happened in EQ, when a split was announced you had a period of time to enter a / command to flag each character you wanted to split to the new server.</p><p>There are also many of us on the current live servers that don't want exchange server transfers directly. Forced transfer to freeport for the most part limits the majority of the damage to that server.</p><p>You chose to play on exchange. Don't be surprised that many on the live servers don't want exchange transfers at all since many players on the current live servers have highly negative views of those who engage in the trading that was allowed on exchange servers. Be glad you even have the option to move off freeport after the merge.</p>

yohann koldheart
11-11-2011, 04:41 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Freeport may be a very nice server, but I'm concerned about lag issues with such a large influx of players into what is already a very busy server.  I would much rather be able to choose where my chars go.</p></blockquote><p>there is like 9 active players on bazaar so the influx will not even be noticed.</p>

Valdaglerion
11-11-2011, 04:45 PM
<p>I didnt mean to say "only" Bazaar and Vox but in a sense of 2 servers are being merged which affect a small population as opposed to 10 servers are being merged which affect a large portion of the population.</p><p>At this point I do believe they will get through the merger and monitor to see what makes sense. If it warrants transfer tokens it may be something they will allow at some point after it is done.</p><p>As for Freeport - it runs well, the lag is really not much worse and spikes. I hope they will funnel additional resources into additional hardware upgrades since they are streamlining their business model now. Time will tell. Besides, you would be missed. Go roll a noob toon up on a free account and wander about a bit over there <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Hellcatt
11-11-2011, 04:45 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Freeport may be a very nice server, but I'm concerned about lag issues with such a large influx of players into what is already a very busy server.  I would much rather be able to choose where my chars go.</p></blockquote><p>Lots of Freeporters talking about transfering servers also so the merger might balance things out.</p>

Catria
11-11-2011, 04:50 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>I didnt mean to say "only" Bazaar and Vox but in a sense of 2 servers are being merged which affect a small population as opposed to 10 servers are being merged which affect a large portion of the population.</p><p>At this point I do believe they will get through the merger and monitor to see what makes sense. If it warrants transfer tokens it may be something they will allow at some point after it is done.</p><p>As for Freeport - it runs well, the lag is really not much worse and spikes. I hope they will funnel additional resources into additional hardware upgrades since they are streamlining their business model now. Time will tell. Besides, you would be missed. Go roll a noob toon up on a free account and wander about a bit over there <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p></blockquote><p>Awww... nice to know you would miss me, Art!  </p>

Oisin
11-11-2011, 05:00 PM
<p>Honestly, I've never had lag and I've never been queued even a single time.  <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p>

Valdaglerion
11-11-2011, 05:05 PM
<p><cite>Oisin wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Honestly, I've never had lag and I've never been queued even a single time.  <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p></blockquote><p>I have played there little but it seems like a good community there. I hope there is a positive reaction there about the merger, I for one am looking forward to it.</p>

agentsix
11-11-2011, 05:07 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>Oisin wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Honestly, I've never had lag and I've never been queued even a single time.  <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p></blockquote><p>I have played there little but it seems like a good community there. I hope there is a positive reaction there about the merger, I for one am looking forward to it.</p></blockquote><p>If you check out the Extended forums its seems nearly everyone is very happy about the merger and looking forward to having the Bazaar come over. In fact, many of us were former Bazaar players ourselves <img src="/smilies/283a16da79f3aa23fe1025c96295f04f.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Ilovecows
11-11-2011, 05:11 PM
<p>I don't see the reason behind why you would want to move to a specific live server.  Mind explaining that to me?</p>

Haciv
11-11-2011, 05:16 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>I don't see the reason behind why you would want to move to a specific live server.  Mind explaining that to me?</p></blockquote><p>For me, I have most of my toons on Permafrost but I do have a couple on Bazaar to sell items on LG.  Now, I would like to reunite my Bazaar toons with my Permafrost toon since LG will be shut down.  I have no intention of playing on FP server, ever.</p>

Finora
11-11-2011, 06:15 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>That just seems wrong to me.  I have to say I'm miffed at being "just" Bazaar and Vox.  There's a lot of people involved here even if we have lower server populations.  I have about 30 characters and I'm certainly not going to pay 750 dollars to move them to a different server even if I could afford it.</p><p>Since SoE is making us move, it seems to me that SoE could at least give us the option as to where.  </p><p>Edited to add:  Freeport has a large server population already and is having major lag issues and long queues.   Even if the population moving into the server is small, it's still a matter of having an overpopulated server.</p></blockquote><p>While I understand people not necessarily wanting to be merged to the server they are getting merged to, pretty much all of the other servers have at one time or another been merged into another (or had another merged into them) and we've never had the choice of which one we get moved to. Back when I was on Grobb I really didn't want to be merged onto Everfrost (which was rumored at the time to have stability problems) yet to Everfrost we went anyway. More recently I know there were people on Blackburrow that didn't want to be merged onto Everfrost, they were in the same boat. Some of them paid for transfers off after the merger. </p><p>I see no reason at all that it should be different for Vox & Bazaar. They are just following their standard merger proceedure.</p><p>And just to address the 'overpopulation' of Freeport server. Don't believe some of the trolly eq2X drum bangers that have been poking around on the forums. The population isn't that huge there.  There's a lot of people, more than most of the live servers, but its not bad. It seemed pretty smooth and lag free for me as well. Was smoother than EF was before the server upgrades for sure even with far more people in a zone.</p>

Tekadeo
11-11-2011, 06:16 PM
<p>Bazaar refugess are DUE server transfers.  Don't get me wrong, I am very happy with the merge to real servers--but when DoV launched they gave -everyone- free server transfer tokens <em>except</em> The Bazaar.  We are owed these now, I believe.</p><p>Over the years, when all everyone has ever told us is, "If you want to escape, re-roll elsewhere," quite a few of us chose a myriad of different servers.  I for one rolled new toons on AB, even spent the last few months getting them up to snuff to be able to almost raid at 90.  Ideally I'd like all my toons to be together.</p><p>I'll say it again, Bazaar refugess are DUE free transfers after the merge!  It is what's fair.</p>

Tekadeo
11-11-2011, 06:22 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>That just seems wrong to me.  I have to say I'm miffed at being "just" Bazaar and Vox.  There's a lot of people involved here even if we have lower server populations.  I have about 30 characters and I'm certainly not going to pay 750 dollars to move them to a different server even if I could afford it.</p><p>Since SoE is making us move, it seems to me that SoE could at least give us the option as to where.  </p><p>Edited to add:  Freeport has a large server population already and is having major lag issues and long queues.   Even if the population moving into the server is small, it's still a matter of having an overpopulated server.</p></blockquote><p>While I understand people not necessarily wanting to be merged to the server they are getting merged to, pretty much all of the other servers have at one time or another been merged into another (or had another merged into them) and we've never had the choice of which one we get moved to. Back when I was on Grobb I really didn't want to be merged onto Everfrost (which was rumored at the time to have stability problems) yet to Everfrost we went anyway. More recently I know there were people on Blackburrow that didn't want to be merged onto Everfrost, they were in the same boat. Some of them paid for transfers off after the merger. </p><p>I see no reason at all that it should be different for Vox & Bazaar. They are just following their standard merger proceedure.</p><p>And just to address the 'overpopulation' of Freeport server. Don't believe some of the trolly eq2X drum bangers that have been poking around on the forums. The population isn't that huge there.  There's a lot of people, more than most of the live servers, but its not bad. It seemed pretty smooth and lag free for me as well. Was smoother than EF was before the server upgrades for sure even with far more people in a zone.</p></blockquote><p>When many servers were merged before Velious launch <a href="http://eq2wire.com/2010/10/18/server-merges-begin-16-november-2010/" target="_blank">link</a>, you were given Free Transfer Day as part of the Twelve Days of Velious <a href="http://eq2wire.com/2011/02/23/the-twelve-days-of-velious-%E2%80%93-guild-double-xp-free-server-transfers/" target="_blank">link</a>.  5 per account.  We are owed these now imo <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

screenid
11-11-2011, 06:26 PM
<p>Freeport is an AWESOME server!!</p><p>Great community....</p><p>I forsee Naggy and AB getting hit hard with the newest influx of players.   Lots of Freeport PEEPS have been crying for PVP .... and for some reason ...a few think the Grass is Greener over on AB  (Boggles)   </p>

Wolfsbaine
11-11-2011, 06:33 PM
<p>I def think giving the Bazaar people the free transfer tokens would be nice. We could get them before, but since we were on an LG enabled server we couldnt use them</p>

TalisX1
11-11-2011, 06:51 PM
<p><cite>Tekadeo wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Bazaar refugess are DUE server transfers.  Don't get me wrong, I am very happy with the merge to real servers--but when DoV launched they gave -everyone- free server transfer tokens <em>except</em> The Bazaar.  We are owed these now, I believe.</p><p>Over the years, when all everyone has ever told us is, "If you want to escape, re-roll elsewhere," quite a few of us chose a myriad of different servers.  I for one rolled new toons on AB, even spent the last few months getting them up to snuff to be able to almost raid at 90.  Ideally I'd like all my toons to be together.</p><p>I'll say it again, Bazaar refugess are DUE free transfers after the merge!  It is what's fair.</p></blockquote><p>Vox and Naggy did not get them either.</p><p>Silat</p>

Absyntheea
11-11-2011, 06:52 PM
<p>Don't leave Vox out! <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> some of us there would love some free transfer tokens as well! I played on vox for about 4 years before things started changing in PvP.. then got kind of fed up and re-rolled on LDL.  It would be great to have all of my toons on CB together now. I agree with the sentiment that everyone got free transfers, but we on the exchange servers couldnt really use them... and vox was stuck anyway, being PvP AND exchange.</p><p>My new toons on CB are better than my old toon on Vox.. I would just like to get some of my house items and (non-PvP) gear from the old vox storage unit. <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Thalesian
11-11-2011, 07:07 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] Bazaar wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>Oisin wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Honestly, I've never had lag and I've never been queued even a single time.  <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p></blockquote><p>I have played there little but it seems like a good community there. I hope there is a positive reaction there about the merger, I for one am looking forward to it.</p></blockquote><p>It is, and there is! At least from all those on Freeport who don't succum to the <em>'afraid of any change'</em> syndrome! Which really is ironic because out of all the servers, Freeport is going to change the least: It's already F2P. I think this is a great idea what SOE's doing overall. I only wish We'd get rid of the Freeport name and keep The Bazaar; it's much nicer.</p>

Styx
11-11-2011, 08:23 PM
<p>OK, This may be a dumb question and is likely to generate a flame or two, but I looked all over before posting.</p><p>The email said Bazaar server is merging with Freeport server, but I cannot see the Freeport server anywhere. I checked EQ2Players and it is not in the server drop-down selection list. I tried to make a character on Freeport but it is not in the character creation server selection list. I looked on the Network & Server Status page and it is not in the list. I even checked the FAQ for a list of all servers and it is not on the list.</p><p>I just want to see if my Bazaar (not bizzare) character name is taken on the destination server.</p><p>Also, if there is such a server, why the heck isn't it on any server list? <img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>Thanks very much!</p><p><strong><em>Styx Adzarus - 1st Iksar ranger90 on Permafrost</em></strong></p>

Catria
11-11-2011, 08:29 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>OK, This may be a dumb question and is likely to generate a flame or two, but I looked all over before posting.</p><p>The email said Bazaar server is merging with Freeport server, but I cannot see the Freeport server anywhere. I checked EQ2Players and it is not in the server drop-down selection list. I tried to make a character on Freeport but it is not in the character creation server selection list. I looked on the Network & Server Status page and it is not in the list. I even checked the FAQ for a list of all servers and it is not on the list.</p><p>I just want to see if my Bazaar (not bizzare) character name is taken on the destination server.</p><p>Also, if there is such a server, why the heck isn't it on any server list? <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" /></p><p>Thanks very much!</p><p><strong><em>Styx Adzarus - 1st Iksar ranger90 on Permafrost</em></strong></p></blockquote><p>That's because Freeport is an EQ2X server, not a regular server.  You have to download and install the EQ2X client to access that server.</p>

Styx
11-11-2011, 08:35 PM
<p>Ah thanks! So does that mean after the merge I will still need to install the eq2x client to play my merged character on the destination server (Freeport)?</p>

Banedon_Toran
11-11-2011, 08:42 PM
<p><cite>[email protected] wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Ah thanks! So does that mean after the merge I will still need to install the eq2x client to play my merged character on the destination server (Freeport)?</p></blockquote><p>No</p><p>EQ2X installations will patch themselves to EQ2, nobody needs to do anything different.</p><p>With regards to lag and queues, we had issues for a short while like most live servers but we've been lag free and have had NO queues for a very long time, in fact we only had queues when Sony was purposely reducing the number of people on the server to diagnose a network fault.</p>

Brook
11-11-2011, 09:28 PM
<p>Freeport server doesnt lag bad very often, its actually a lot more stable than some of the live servers and the only time there was a que to log in was right when it first opened, havent seen one since.</p><p>The community is not bad, about like it is on most of the live servers. You have your regular people who troll in chat daily, and the school kids talking smack in the mornings before school and the grownups who think they know politics in the evenings, about the same as live.</p><p>Population is not as overloaded as many people seem to think, the reason SOE can says it is higher than most is because you can never cancel a f2p game, you can only just not log in anymore, once you sign up thats it your adding to their numbers.</p><p>Personally I dont think that Exchange server is really owed anything, it was a choice to play there knowing the rules when you started, it was the start of where we are at now with the game. I have toons there and on Oasis and Unrest and Freeport and will be totally screwed over by this change in plans they are forcing on you guys, or maybe it was the plan all along just like we said it would be when they decided to open the exchange server in the first place. I will have too many alts amongst the different servers to be able to play them all when I choose to because of the restrictions this change brings without buying more slots, forget it. I will cut my losses and move on.</p><p>Oh, and Freeports BG doesnt work, or wasnt working last I logged in a few days ago so you may want to start petitions now and maybe they will have them fixed buy the time you get there. Thats is if the petitions system is working again.</p>

Banedon_Toran
11-11-2011, 09:45 PM
<p><cite>Brook wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Oh, and Freeports BG doesnt work, or wasnt working last I logged in a few days ago so you may want to start petitions now and maybe they will have them fixed buy the time you get there. Thats is if the petitions system is working again.</p></blockquote><p>Surely "Freeport BG" will be scrapped and they'll queue with all the regular servers?</p>

Citadelli
11-11-2011, 09:59 PM
<p>Agree to all Brook said above.  The merger to freeport is the smartest idea.  The population is large and active something Bazaar has needed for a long time.</p><p>For us Vox folks lets tool these fools and make the PVP real again <img src="/smilies/8a80c6485cd926be453217d59a84a888.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />  No sense in a pvp server that literally has no pop out in open world... last time i did RW i had to solo it in GD1 pretty much gave up on Vox after a few days of that.</p><p>Extended folks will love Bg's and it will hopefully revitalize an awesome part of the game that has been dragging.</p><p>Transfers from either Freeport or Nagi will be like they are it sounds like.. SC.</p><p>Everything I've experienced from Freeport is that its a good community, most likely heavily comprised of former EQ2 players and their families. Not near as "chuck norris or <em>your stupid</em>" as Nagi tbh, which is still better than any other ftp besides LOTRO and way better than WOW x1000000.</p><p>Hopefully there WILL be a surge to Nagi and encourage more pvp development and balance issues - it used to be amazing!</p><p>Personally more excited about this than the expansion....</p>

Brook
11-11-2011, 10:01 PM
<p>I dont understand why they left them broken to begin with to be honest, it was even asked about numerous times and we got nothing but empty promises from Smoke at first then flat out ignored after that. They will be all one que up once they merge is done but they need to fix the one on Freeport.</p><p>One thing I see they did now was make it so I can keep playing all my toons, a ty for that to Smoke, or whoever is ruining the show these days.</p>

Detor
11-12-2011, 12:53 PM
<p>Yeah, they had it standard practice to give one free character transfer token per character when they did all those last round of mergers that The Bazaar and Vox weren't included in.  Now that they are forcibly merging The Bazaar onto Freeport and Vox onto Nagafen it's only fair to give players on those servers the exact same treatment you gave everybody else who were merged in the past.</p>

Nynaeve
11-12-2011, 01:11 PM
<p><cite>Detor wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Yeah, they had it standard practice to give one free character transfer token per character</p></blockquote><p>you know how it works. You get something for free - everybody else complains that they didnt get it.</p><p>I am on Splitpaw, want to move to Freeport for example <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p><p>Actually there's no real justification to give you free transfers and others not, because your server is going f2p anyway, why would you need a free transfer - your servers community remains intact, you just get a big influx of "new players" from Freeport. Are you saying you are hom0phobic against Freeport players so you need to be given a free transfer, or something? Just saying. <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /></p>

Detor
11-12-2011, 01:18 PM
<p><cite>Nynaeve wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p><cite>Detor wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Yeah, they had it standard practice to give one free character transfer token per character</p></blockquote><p>you know how it works. You get something for free - everybody else complains that they didnt get it.</p><p>I am on Splitpaw, want to move to Freeport for example <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p><p>Actually there's no real justification to give you free transfers and others not, because your server is going f2p anyway, why would you need a free transfer - your servers community remains intact, you just get a big influx of "new players" from Freeport. Are you saying you are hom0phobic against Freeport players so you need to be given a free transfer, or something? Just saying. <img src="/eq2/images/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" /></p></blockquote><p>But that's just it, EVERYBODY else already got the 1 free character transfer token, and The Bazaar/Vox players were the only ones not given one previously.  It isn't that The Bazaar/Vox players are asking for something that then everybody else will be owed, it's that everybody else was given something and now The Bazaar/Vox players are asking that it be given to them.</p><p>When they did server mergers before there was no rule set change at all, and yet they gave everybody else other than the bazaar and vox players a free character transfer token.</p>

Nynaeve
11-12-2011, 01:31 PM
<p>well, I was never given a free tansfer, and the same applies to all on Freeport.</p>

MixxitNDance_Live
11-12-2011, 01:46 PM
<p>I actually want to copy from freeport to antonia bayle now that it is going to get a boost in players from f2p. So, I may be biased, but i think since alot of the community will be coming back to -all of the servers- this would be the best time, if ever, to give all players on all servers the option to move</p><p>After all you want to play with your friends</p>

MixxitNDance_Live
11-12-2011, 01:49 PM
<p>Just to note on the technical issues with freeport - it's fine and doesn't have any really</p><p>I have been queued before when they first implemented it, it's a long time ago and during that time it felt like the population was a bit higher than it is now so no doubt it will come back if new/returning players flock to the Heavy loaded servers first</p><p>I'm assuming crushbone antonia and freeport will become the main servers for people to play on</p>

Te'ana
11-12-2011, 04:45 PM
<p>I really do not like playing on a server with lots of people. A moderate amount is fine, but not tons of folks competing for scarce resources. Since everyone but the PvP folks and The Bazaar got free transfer tokens just for logging on it is only reasonable that those tokens be provided to us now that we can actually use them. I would like for some of my toons to move to Slitpaw. Lots of folks, including me, got free transfers to The Bazaar. We should get the same free transfer off The Bazaar as well now that the reason for being there, LG,  is gone.</p>

Nynaeve
11-12-2011, 05:17 PM
<p>you can choose:</p><p>* to you get a free transfer from the Bazaar to Freeport</p><p>* since "the Bazaar" will be no longer existing soon you can't get a free transfer *from* the Bazaar anyway.</p>

Tekadeo
11-12-2011, 06:14 PM
<p><cite>Nynaeve wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>you can choose:</p><p>* to you get a free transfer from the Bazaar to Freeport</p><p>* since "the Bazaar" will be no longer existing soon you can't get a free transfer *from* the Bazaar anyway.</p></blockquote><p>What does it hurt?</p><p>Seriously, you make it sound like Bazaarians are hurting you in some way.  What gives?</p>

Banedon_Toran
11-12-2011, 06:27 PM
<p>Sorry, but quiet servers are dead servers and that doesn't make good business for Sony.</p><p>You say "<span style="color: #cae0e6; font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; background-color: #07161e;">tons of folks competing for scarce resources</span>", perhaps you should consider making suggestions to Sony on how to make these resources more available.</p><p>For instance, in regards to tradeskill components there are some instances where you can go in an out harvesting the resources as long as you don't kill a mob and start the lockout timer.</p><p>Failing that, perhaps Sony can release EQ2 the RPG...</p>

Nynaeve
11-12-2011, 06:39 PM
<p><cite>Tekadeo wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>What does it hurt?</p><p>Seriously, you make it sound like Bazaarians are hurting you in some way.  What gives?</p></blockquote><p>you're right- it doesnt concern me really (except that I'd take some free transfer as well), I should have kept my mouth shut. will do so now.</p>

Te'ana
11-12-2011, 08:58 PM
<p><cite>Banedon_Toran wrote:</cite></p><blockquote><p>Sorry, but quiet servers are dead servers and that doesn't make good business for Sony.</p><p>You say "<span style="background-color: #07161e; font-family: verdana,arial,helvetica,sans-serif; color: #cae0e6;">tons of folks competing for scarce resources</span>", perhaps you should consider making suggestions to Sony on how to make these resources more available.</p><p>For instance, in regards to tradeskill components there are some instances where you can go in an out harvesting the resources as long as you don't kill a mob and start the lockout timer.</p><p>Failing that, perhaps Sony can release EQ2 the RPG...</p></blockquote><p>Scare resources includes MOBs needed for quests, not just harvestables. I don't mind a moderately populated server. I play on Splitpaw and don't have any problem with reasonable levels of competition. However, I do not remember fondly all the camping for MOBs and the Ninjas that stole the critter I and my friends camped for hours. Large population servers are a big pain and according to SOE Freeport has the largest popluation followed closely by AB. I tried AB and hated it.</p><p>BTW, tier 9 harvestables are not generally available in instances with lockout timers. Since all my characters are level 90 they can just walk into any lower level area and harvest without any problem, but really, except for my carpenter why would I need them? The only reason I harvest at all is for rares and I don't use many of those since MC gear is worthless and I can buy Master spells off the in-game broker for less than the cost of a rare to make an expert.</p>